First of 600 mile
Last night, Moscow time, the first of the 600-mile regattas of the year, the RORC Caribbean 600, was launched at Antigua Yacht Club on the island of Antigua.
The regatta is young, held only for the 12th time, but quickly gained popularity. This year 73 yachts and more than 700 yachtsmen from 37 countries take part in the race.
The specificity of this race is that its route winds between the 11th Caribbean islands. Here is what Igor Zaretsky told Yacht Russia a year ago, who participated in the RORC Caribbean 600 several times (he honestly admitted that he doesn’t remember it — three or four times):
“The islands, among which the race takes place, significantly affect the strength of the wind. This is especially evident in Guadeloupe, around which you rotate 180 degrees. When approaching it from the north, you always wonder how best to go from the western side (with a constant east wind) – closer to the coast or sea. Here the wind can vary from 0 to 25-30 knots. Yes, and the south side is not sweeter, you go against the wind, Guadeloupe on the left, islets on the right, blowing like in a pipe.
For most boats, this very interesting and challenging race takes 4 days. After the finish, the organizers give each crew a box of Wadadli cold beer and ask that some of the products left on board be handed over to the inhabitants of the island. I don’t know how now, but I found times when piles of food towered near each boat. ”
Among the yachts that went to the start, there are those on which Russian skippers. This is Anna Mikhail Mataruev, Cristoforo Yuri Demidov and Optimus Prime Yuri Fadeev. We wish them success – as well as our longtime friends on the Jellyfish, who represent the SeaVentus Offshore Racing Club. Come on friends!
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