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Antigua and Barbuda Government moves to solidify its place as the Sailing Capital of the Caribbean

25th February, 2020

Minister Fernandez and Eddie Warden-Owen RORC CEO

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda through the Ministry of Tourism and Investment and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has secured the hosting of the RORC 600 for another 5 years.

The announcement of this came at the welcome ceremony for the 2020 installment of the race which is in its 12th year. The race will see Antigua and Barbuda playing host to teams from 39 nations and over 74 vessels.

According to Race organizers, “the race has grown in popularity, not only due to the tactical, challenging and superb racing conditions provided by the course as it weaves its way around 11 islands, but also because of the parties that top and tail the race itself!”

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Charles Fernandez stated, “we are honored to welcome an astounding collection of the World’s finest offshore racing yachts and hands down some of the finest sailors of the sport”.

He continued that “the Government of Antigua and Barbuda recognizes the importance of the race to our yachting calendar as well as its huge economic impact on tourism economy overall and has established an agreement with the organizers to commit to hosting the event for the next 5 years”.

RORC Opening Event

The 100th anniversary celebration of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) will take place in Antigua and Barbuda in the next five years. This event will be a major highlight on the island’s Yachting Calendar in 2025.
The RORC 600-mile dash set off this morning(Monday 24th February, 2020).

How to follow the RORC Caribbean 600:-


The new Live page will also be updated throughout the race with blogs from competitors, photos, video and audio.

Watch the starts Live on Facebook - Monday 24 February 10.50 local time (1450 GMT)
Coverage with commentary from Fort Charlotte, Antigua will be streamed from the official website and the RORC Facebook Page (search Royal Ocean Racing Club).