Join the RORC Transatlantic Race onboard the race winning Volvo 70 Ocean Breeze
The 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start from Calero Marinas Puerto Calero on the 9th January 2021 and once again finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. With trade winds further north and more consistent in January in comparison to November when the race was traditionally held, we are looking forward to the 2900 Nm Atlantic Race that will start in a month time.
Join the RORC Transatlantic Race onboard the race-winning Volvo 70 Ocean Breeze
We entered Volvo 70 Green Dragon instead of the Volvo 70 Ocean Breeze because of administrative reasons.
With announcing the race in 2021 we are also introducing to you a new addition to the fleet, Volvo 70 Ocean Breeze. She is a second-generation Volvo Ocean Race boat. As Telefonica Blue she became 3rd in the 2008-2009 Ocean Race, sailing under the Spanish flag with Dutch Skipper Bouwe Bekking. After the race, the boat was sold to an Irish/Chinese Team and renames Sanya Lan. Sanya Lan became 6th in the 2011-2012 VOR Race with Skipper Mike Sanderson.
The boat has undergone a total refit in 2016 and 2018 and is in excellent condition. She belongs to the top Volvo 70’s still racing and sailing. Since the summer of 2020, she is under new ownership. After a voyage from Scheveningen, the Netherlands she arrived at her home base in Vigo, Spain on the Atlantic coast.
Ocean Breeze Package Transatlantic Race
About the training
For this race, there are 4 days of training and preparation. On day 1 there is a briefing and you will go through manoeuvres and procedures. On day 2 there will be more training on the water to get more familiar with the boat. On day 3 we have an option to go training depending on how the first two days went depending on the weather. Otherwise, we will use this day for preparation of the race and the boat. Day 4 is all about the preparation of the boat before the race.
The maximum crew for offshore sailing is 20, but she needs a minimum of 8 to be sailed well.
Your skipper Johannes Schwarz
The boat comes with a boat representative/skipper who does not need to be the helmsman. This will be Johannes Schwarz owner and skipper of Ocean Breeze, he is already around the racing circuit for 20 years. He gets very good results with amateur crews. Just now he became second in the Rolex Middle Sea Race with his other Volvo 70 E1 with an amateur crew and three professionals. He finished just a few minutes behind a newer generation Volvo 70 I Love Poland that had a full professional crew onboard.
You can skipper the boat and we can add 2-4 professionals, being the main trimmer, pit person, bow person as you wish.
The package is including:
- Food and drinks when racing and training on the boat
- Race entrance fee
- Marina fees
- Water and Diesel
- Flights, visas, transfers to and from the yacht and accommodation onshore
- Personal sailing gear and wet weather gear
It is not possible to sleep on board before the start of the race.
- In case there are less than 8 participants, the participation will be cancelled and the money refunded 100%.
- In case the event is cancelled by the event organizer the money will be refunded 100%.
- In case you can’t travel and race because of a positive Covid-19 test the money will be refunded 100%
Program: RORC Transatlantic Race
- Tu 5th January 2021: The first day of training, getting to know the boat and the positions
- We 6th: The 2nd day of training
- Th 7th: Boat preparation before the race, no training planned
- Fr 8th: Boat preparation before for the race, no training planned
- Sa 9th: Start RORC Transatlantic Race
- Finish approximately between 18-22 January 2021
If you have plenty of time you can join the delivery of Ocean Breeze from Vigo, Spain to Lanzarote, paying for your food and drinks only. The boat will leave Vigo before Christmas.
When to Book
You might think that a last-minute decision may be favourable for you, but actually, that is not. As you may understand we need to prepare the boat for the race which will happen before the delivery of the boat from Vigo in Spain to Lanzarote. This is a 900 nm delivery and will take approximately 6 days, hence why we leave Vigo before Christmas to be on time in Lanzarote where we can arrive latest on Sunday 3th January 2021. The entry deadline of the boat into the race is 22 December 2021.
This is the reason why we will decide on the 12th of December 2020 if we have a minimum of 8 confirmed bookings and if we can join the race. You can confirm your booking by paying a 10% deposit. This deposit will be returned if we are not joining the race.