RORC Transatlantic Race 2018 - Lanzarote Pre Start [Back to Gallery]
Fair winds and good racing to all competitors in the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race (in association with the International Maxi Association), starting at 1200 UTC off Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 24 November 2018. see you in Grenada!
A full programme of social activities started on Monday November 20, with a Welcome Reception hosted by the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife. Founded in 1872, the prestigious yacht club is located at the heart of Lanzarote's capital city. The delightful Pingüinos synchronized swimming team put on a spectacular display to open the evening's entertainment for competitors and honoured guests.
Tim Thubron, RORC Deputy Racing Manager welcomed all teams and officially opened the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race at the first of several social events for crews taking part in the 3,000 nautical mile race. He also thanked the Calero family for their continued support, as well as the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife, hosts of the Welcome Reception.
On behalf of Calero Marinas, José Juan Calero greeted RORC Transatlantic Race crews to Marina Lanzarote;
"We are really delighted and very excited about this, the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race. With the Supermaxi My Song at 40 metres, we have a new race record for the largest ever entry. There's also two outstanding trimarans once again, with the Multi 70 Maserati and MOD 70 PowerPlay; plus three Class40s which are a tremendously competitive class. On the other hand, we maintain the pillars of this race, with boats of all lengths who compete under IRC Rating."
For further information, please visit: rorctransatlantic.rorc.org
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