Record Racing for the RORC Caribbean 600
RECORD RACING FOR THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600
Photo: © RORC / Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com.
600NM of exhilarating racing through the Caribbean returns for the RORC Caribbean 600, starting in Antigua on Monday 19th February. In its 10th year now, we're already seeing a record number of entrants, and time will tell whether we'll see race records fall once again among some of the world's top racing yachts, skippers and crews.

The first start is at 11:00 am off Fort Charlotte, outside Nelson's Dockyard, with 10 minute intervals for each class start. If you are in Antigua, watch the start from land from Shirley Heights or Fort Charlotte for the best vantage points. On the water, head out with Wadadli Cats to watch the start up close, with drinks and snacks included. Skippers on the water spectating the start must take note of the start exclusion zone.

With 80+ yachts set for the race, it will be an exceptional scene at the start. Get on a spectator boat or head to the viewing points on land to see them all set off. Once they have started, the fleet can be tracked online on the fleet tracker. View the video of Wouter Verbraak discussing the course.

Leading up to the start of the RORC Caribbean 600, there's a weekend full of events in English Harbour and around the island. Start on Friday, 7pm at the Antigua Yacht Club with Team Antigua, where they will answer questions, share their story and an exclusive video of their recently completed Atlantic row.

Check out our What's On Guide for upcoming events in Antigua.
WHAT'S HOT
WELCOME DAMIAN BROWNE
Head down to Nelson’s Dockyard today to welcome solo rower, Damian Browne; the final rower of the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. It has certainly been a challenge for Damian and he deserves a hero’s welcome. Current ETA: 1500 – 1800 local time. Get the latest ETA here.
ATLANTIC PEDALO CHALLENGE
Team Pedal the Pond, who set off on January 7th, to cross the Atlantic via pedalo to raise funds for charity, are due to arrive in Antigua on February 16th, setting a world record as the first 4-man team to pedalo across the Atlantic. Read more here, and track the team here.
TODAY
FARMERS MARKET
Support our local farmers & artisans at the market, 5:30pm at AYCM
MEXICAN NIGHT
Enjoy Happy Hour & a tasty Mexican Buffet, 5:30pm at Stella Ristorante
FRIDAY
SUPER50 CRICKET FESTIVAL
Catch the last few games before the tournament ends on 24/2
ANTIGUA 360 RACE
Watch the 52 mile anti-clockwise circumnavigation race
Q & A WITH TEAM ANTIGUA
Meet the team & ask questions of their TWAC row, 7pm at AYC
HAPPY HOUR WITH DJ JIME
Kick off the weekend with drink specials & music at Coconut Grove
SEAFOOD NIGHT
Revel in delicious food from the sea, 7pm at Copper & Lumber
GIRL'S NIGHT OUT
Chill out with friends, special cocktails & music, 6pm at Ana's
SATURDAY
ROHRMAN TRIATHLON
Watch local & international athletes compete at Ffryes beach
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Book fair today, 10am at the Public Library and more until 28/2
SEAFOOD SATURDAY
Enjoy your favourite seafood & 40% off all drinks at Bay House
DINNER BY CANDLE LIGHT
Book a romantic dinner under the stars, 7pm at Jacqui O's
TASTE OF THE WORLD DINNER
Savour an array cuisine cooked to perfection, 6:30pm at Pillars
BLACK ROSE PARTY
Anti-Valentine’s Day party with DJs Lord Hype & Virus at Abra's
SUNDAY
MUSIC ON THE ROCKS
Special Guest DJ & lots of fun in the sun, 2pm at Sheer Rocks
ANNUAL DOG SHOW
Fun for you and your dog, 11:30am at Falmouth Cricket Ground
MONDAY
SAIL & SNORKEL TOUR
The tour aboard Mystic includes lunch, open bar & beach breaks
CRAZY MONDAYS
Enjoy great food, vibes & music by the 1761 band, 7pm at Al Porto
FLAMING IN THE FUTURE
BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
Register for the tournament and play on 23/2 at Cecilia's Cafe
GHOST STORIES & RUM NIGHT
Tell stories & share rum with the spirits on 23/2 at the Museum
PRIZE GIVING & CLOSING PARTY
The RORC Caribbean 600 will come to a memorable end on 23/2
FARMERS MARKET
Enjoy brunch and the farm to table experience on 24/2 at the larder
THE AMERICA'S CUP HISTORY
Book signing & talk by Annemarie Scholte on 25/2 at the AYC
TEST & ODI MATCHES
England Lions cricket vs the Windies A Team over 26/2 - 11/3
SIZZLING SPECIALS
BIRDS & BEES WINE SALE
Buy two bottles of wine online & get one free from Premier Cru
FLOW DATA DEALS
Give the gift of a Postpaid, Prepaid or Double Prepaid Combo plan
TOURS & TRIPS
BENJIE'S CAR RENTAL
Book now for great deals on vehicle rentals & island tours
DIVE CARIB
PADI approved, 5-star dive centre for beginners or divers of all levels
THE LATEST
VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Positions available in administration, entertainment & more for ASW
GWADADLI FESTIVAL
Antigua & Barbuda will host the rich cultural event over 13 - 15/4
A & B ACHIEVE EXPOSURE
ABTA and the Festivals Commission promote Antigua Carnival in T&T
WADADLI PEN PRIZE
Donate towards the development of young Antiguans & Barbudans
 BEST CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
Sheer Rocks voted #1 in 2018 USA Today 10Best Restaurant
ISLAND FUSION RESTAURANT
Enjoy some of the best local food at this joint on Dockyard Drive
SOTTOVENTO BEACH CLUB
Italian, buffet style restaurant set on the beachfront in Hodges Bay
CASA LIDIA
The perfect accommodation for a large family or groups of friends
KEEP ANTIGUANICE
SAVE OUR SEA TURTLES
Photo credit: Save Antigua's Sea Turtles Facebook Group
All sea turtles are protected in Antigua and Barbuda. Here are a few tips on how you can help to save them from human threats.
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