RORC Caribbean 600 attracts Classics:
(February 7, 2017) – The RORC Caribbean 600 attracts the world’s fastest racing yachts, magnificent superyachts and corinthian production cruisers. Gathered in Antigua for the start of the 600-mile blast around 11 Caribbean islands, the fleet is a phenomenal sight. Among the spectacular entries this year are two colossal schooners; Eleonora and Adela, with at least 12 classic-designed yachts joining them on the race course.
Adela dates back to 1903 and at 182ft (55 metres), she is the largest yacht competing in the race. Displacing 250 tons and capable of 17 knots of boat speed, the forces on board are off the charts; the mainsail alone can generate 50 tons of load. Ade…
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Around the World Record Confirmed:
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new outright around the world record set by Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT. The team set the new mark of 40:23:30:30 on December 16, 2016 to January 25, 2017, covering the theoretical distance of 21,600 nm at an average speed of 21.96 knots. The previous record of 45:13:42:53 was set January 2012 by Loïck Peyron and his crew on the 40 VPLP-designed trimaran Banque Populaire V.
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