The 3rd RORC Transatlantic Race starts today: how to follow the race
Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:30 AM
Arrecife, Lanzarote: 26 November 2016 - Today, 14 yachts from 40-112ft will take the start of the third edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote, Canary Islands headed for Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on the spice island of Grenada, Caribbean; some 2,865 nautical miles across the Atlantic.
Competitors from 20 different nations will line up for the start at midday (1200 GMT) off Marina Lanzarote where the fleet have been generously hosted by Calero Marinas for the past week. The IRC classes and four Class40s are scheduled to start at 1200 GMT, followed 10 minutes later by the two MOD70s; Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo and Giovanni Soldini's Italian Maserati, making an impressive sight for the spectators on and off the water as the fleet heads to the turning mark off Puerto Calero Marina and between the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura to the south. The fleet must then pass Tenerife before venturing into the Atlantic to finish outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada.
Tracking the fleet:
All yachts are fitted with YB Trackers. To follow the yachts as they race across the Atlantic visit: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/tracking/2016-fleet-tracking.html
Teams with satellite connection will be blogging stories, pictures and video telling the story of their race on the official race minsite: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org