The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 10th anniversary edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start from Lanzarote on the 7th January 2024. Supported by Calero Marinas and the International Maxi Association, along with Yacht Club de France. The RORC fleet will set off from Marina Lanzarote to race 3000 Nm across the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, West Indies.
Racing across the Atlantic Ocean is on the bucket list of any offshore sailor. Predominantly fast downwind surfing, both day and night, and with the added thrill of serious competition both on the water and after IRC time correction.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2014 Transatlantic race was the inaugural edition of this race and attracted a number of bigger yachts- most noticeably the 100’ Finot ‘Nowad IV’ and the 90′ Southern Wind ‘Windfall’.
The race across from Lanzarote to Grenada is a technical transition for navigators from the winter blows of the Northern Atlantic to trade wind sailing allowing the larger boats to stretch their legs under reaching and running kites.
Temperatures thankfully soar as the crews dive south to the equator giving some welcome relief to those from the Northern hemisphere who are already, by late November getting thoroughly sick of the dark cold mornings and dark wet evenings.
A Transatlantic Race on a real offshore race boat is a bucket list event for most sailors.
RORC races are professionally run, high calibre events that attract the world’s best sailors and boats- if you are going to say you raced the Atlantic this is THE way to do it-