The RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts from Calero Marinas – Marina Lanzarote.
The new kid on the block- and already popular. 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 voyage 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-