Today, on Monday, February 20th, the 9th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 offshore race around 11 islands is starting. A record fleet featuring 80 of the world's most spectacular yachts and crews gathered in Antigua.
The First Warning Signal is at 10.50 (17.50 Moscow time), but yachts will leave the dock much earlier to make their way to the start area. The start sequence with nine different classes will take 50 minutes to complete. Spectators are in for a treat. The 9th edition of the race will showcase an astounding fleet of yachts: from record-breaking high-performance racers to magnificent schooners, fast production yachts and foiling multihulls.
Due to the size of the yachts and the sheer number competing, considerable sea room is needed to maneuver and a team of highly experienced volunteers will act as on-the-water marshals maintaining an Exclusion Zone to keep spectator boats at a safe distance from the yachts racing.
There are several ways to follow the regatta: