10 Days
max 6, min 4

For the Rough and the Tough only!


Sailing Spectacle

Start: Monday 18th February
First Warning Signal: 1050 (all times are in local time)Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club
in association with the Antigua Yacht Clubcaribbean600.rorc.org



CrossRoads will start to win.

Offical Notice of Race  Offical Website


Costs all-in: breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee/tea and soft drinks, entrée fees and insurances for the race, harbor fees, water, fuel, cleaning etc.

Not included: own expenses (drinks and dinners in bars/restaurant, social networking, souvenirs, island trips etc.), flight to and from St Marten, bus/taxi from airport to the marina (and vice versa).

Ports of stay: Antigua: Nelsons Dockyard or Falmouth Harbour. St Marten: Simpson Bay Lagoon or Port de Plaisance.

6 nights in port.

A maximum of 6 participants.


Day 1: Arrival

Thursday 14 February, arrival St Marten, introduction to the yacht, debriefing race programme and RORC, CSA and safety rules, course and tactics, familiarization with the yacht, light overnight training offshore e.g. sails changes, sail trim, helm, navigation, routing, watch keeping, cooking, sleeping etc.

Day 2

Friday 15th February, training offshore, at 12.00 the yacht is required to be in attendance in Falmouth/English Harbour (Antigua). Afternoon maintenance and relax (overnight in port).

Day 3

Saturday 16th February, race preparations, light offshore training, at 18.00 Skippers Briefing in the Antigua Yacht Club, followed by the Opening Party (overnight in port).


Day 4

Saturday 16th February, race preparations, light offshore training, at 18.00 Skippers Briefing in the Antigua Yacht Club, followed by the Opening Party (overnight in port).


Day 5

Monday 18th February, early breakfast, at 08.00 cruising in front of the start line, testing sail plan, waves and swell, 10.50 First Warning Signal, start of the race, race day #1.


Day 6

Tuesday 19th February, race day #2.


Day 7

Wednesday 20th February, race day #3 and finish (overnight in port).


Day 8

Thursday, 21th February, relaxed sail to Guadeloupe and Dominica (overnight sail).


Day 9

Friday, 22nd February, in the afternoon back in port, Antigua, 19.00 prize giving Antigua Yacht Club (overnight in port).


Day 10

Saturday 23rd February, sailing to St Marten, goodbye dinner (overnight in port).


Day 11: Departure

Sunday 24th of February: Departure.



Island in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua is one of the 2 major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its many sandy beaches. Set along English Harbour, restored Nelson’s Dockyard, which Admiral Horatio Nelson made his base in the 1780s, includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum. Trails lead up to Shirley Heights, a former military lookout with panoramic views.


Antiqua Travel Guide Weather Map 



Climate Saint John, Antigua and Barbuda, 17.12°N 61.84°W (by MeteoBlue)

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Approximately 600 miles.
The map below for an overview of the course.
Detailed instructions will be available in the Sailing Instructions and on the RORC Caribbean 600 webisite www.caribbean600.rorc.org.

Caribbean 600 mile race
RORC 600 mile, photo Paul Wyeth