Caribbean 600

Trip details

Creator Yacht KrakenView
Type Racing
Start date 21st Feb 2020
Finish date 28th Feb 2020
Origin Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Destination Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

This year is the 11th Anniversary of what is quickly becoming one of the favourite offshore races on the international RORC circuit. If you haven’t raced offshore in the Caribbean before, this is a must – sleeping on the rail is a lot less grim when the temperatures are in the mid-20s! This is one to race hard and party even harder, as the social afterwards in Antigua is legendary.

The Itinerary

Safety Brief and boat orientation 0800 Antigua 21st February

Training Day: Antigua 22nd/23rd February

Race Start: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua 24 February

Finish: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua

Prizegiving: 28 February

The boats itinerary starts at 8am on the 21st Febuary, crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 18th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.

This packages includes:

• Skipper

• Mate

• Navigator

• 2 x Watch leader

• On board training

• Your bunk

• Team shirt

• Marina and Berthing fees

• Food onboard while racing and training

• Lifejacket

• Wet weather gear

• Race entry fees

The package - £1995

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

The Boat

Kraken (ex Telefonica Black, Volvo 70) is a stripped out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

The Course - Caribbean 600

The 600nm course starts just off Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua and then meanders northbound through the island, before taking a sharp turn South at St. Martin. If the trade winds are doing what they should it’s spinnakers up for the longest leg in the race, down to Guadalupe. Passing around the south of the French island, we battle to avoid a formidable wind shadow, before passing Antigua for one final victory lap back to Barbuda, a quick gybe at Redonda, then finishing back at Nelson’s Dockyard.

For more information and the history of the race please visit

Class Volvo Ocean
Related Event RORC Caribbean 600

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Trip boat

Name Kraken
Total Berths 12
Home Port Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Model Volvo Open 70
Coded Yes
Area Category 2