The RORC TransAtlantic race is the is the newest and lengthiest offshore race in the RORC programme. The 5th edition of the RORC TransAtlantic Race starts 24th November 2018 in Lanzarote and finishes 2995nm later in Port Louis Marina, Grenada. The course takes the competitors through Islands of the Canaries, with their reputation for large acceleration zones and big wave, before heading out across the Atlantic Ocean. The race has established itself as the definitive offshore transatlantic race bound for the Caribbean and attracts a competitive and diverse fleet of yachts ranging from 9 to 30 metres (30-100ft) in length and sailors from around the world.
With RORC focused on maintaining a safe and high quality race, crew must be able to prove offshore sailing experience with a minimum of 50% of the crew having sailed 500nm offshore in the previous 18 months.
The start is hosted by Calero Marina Lanzarote, the newly-built Marina in the heart of the capital city, Arrecife. With excellent facilities it is the perfect base from which to prepare and start an Atlantic crossing. The shoreside social programme at Marina Lanzarote includes some time to meet other crews but also include informative events such as an Offshore Racing Preparation Clinic with keynote speakers. A highlight is always the Welcome Party to size up the competition before heading off across the Atlantic to the finish in Grenada. In Grenada the party atmosphere is guaranteed to continue, finishers will be welcomed day and night with the hospitality for which Grenada is famous.