RORC Transatlantic Race

Marina Lanzarote is ready to receive the international fleet which will set off on Sunday 8th of January for the 3,000-mile race across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean spice island of Grenada.

More than 20 race boats from seven different nations are expected, including six Maxis and three of the world’s fastest ocean-going multihulls. For the second year, the RORC Transatlantic Race is supported by the Yacht Club de France, and close to half of the 2023 fleet will be flying the French tricolour in Marina Lanzarote. Supported by Calero Marinas since the first race in 2014, the event is one that all the team in Lanzarote look forward to with passion and commitment.

“We achieved our ambition when we started this event with the RORC eight years ago,” commented José Juan Calero, CEO Calero Marinas. “It takes time to establish a transatlantic race from scratch, but now we have the result. The participation that we have is amazing; there’s a great variety of boats taking part in a race with one of the most exciting courses anywhere in the world.

“After two years of disruption during the pandemic, we now have the opportunity to get the people of Lanzarote totally involved with this race, and we are organising many activities for them to join in to celebrate this great event. The sailors will be given a very warm welcome in Lanzarote and we already have several boats making their preparations here. Before the race we have some great social events in some of Lanzarote’s finest locations. All the Calero Marinas team is so excited and looking for­­­­ward to providing the best experience we can,” continued José Juan Calero.

The RORC Transatlantic Race is part of the RORC Caribbean Series where IRC rated boats with the best combined score, in both the 2023 Transatlantic Race and 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, claims the series trophy.

Racing across the Atlantic is on the bucket-list of any serious offshore sailor and every sailor that completes the 3,000-mile race is also eligible to join the Royal Ocean Racing Club.
For on-line entry and more details about the RORC Transatlantic Race: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/

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