Battle lines drawn for Caribbean 600 >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News


Seventy-eight yachts have entered the eleventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, where in excess of 700 sailors from six continents and yachts from over 20 nations will compete in the thrilling race around 11 Caribbean islands starting in Antigua on February 18.

Ten multihulls will be racing, boasting phenomenal talent among the crews. Jason Carroll (USA) will be racing MOD70 Argo with Francois Gabart, winner of the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, and Jules Verne winner Brian Thompson (GBR). Giovanni Soldini’s (ITA) Multi70 Maserati has been in fine form taking line honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the RORC Transatlantic Race. If the conditions are right, both teams are capable of eclipsing the Multihull Race Record set by Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo3 in 2016 (31 hours, 59 minutes, 04…

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