RORC Transatlantic Race January 2023

Last year we followed the tracker for the RORC Transatlantic and were extremely jealous. We watched the huge mod 70s, Argo, Powerplay and Maserati battle it out for the multi-hull line honours and then Comanche take the monohull honours after battling it out with 6 Volvos. They had an entry list of over 30 boats, from the mod 70s, 100ft Maxi and Class 40s. Telefonica Black is the perfect boat to race across an ocean as this is what she was built to do, so join us and be part of the team that takes part in her first RORC Transatlantic race. So this year, our entry is in and we are taking part!

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Mate
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • Sea Survival Course (Date TBC)
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food on board while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Daily Weather Updates
  • Boat tracking for friends and family at home
  • Race entry fees
  • Trip to Antigua post race

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

The Boat

Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

We like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

The Race – RORC Transatlantic Race 2023

When booking a berth with us we want to make sure you get the full experience and that you are part of the team from Day 1.
On the run-up to the race, we will introduce you to all the other crew members, and discuss tactics, sail plans, weather and polars.
Once you arrive in Lanzarote we will have a boat orientation and safety brief as well as going over the MOB procedures. After a day alongside we will head out for 2 sail training days prior to race start.

After the race starts we settle into watch systems immediately and there will be a full-time crew member on each watch to carry on with your training throughout the race.
You get to experience all aspects of the boat, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics. You really get to sail Telefonica and helm her in all conditions and weather.
We look after all the cooking and cleaning for you so you can concentrate on the racing.
Telefonica Black has not been modified since she raced in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2009 so you get the true experience, so don’t think this will be a luxury ride! Such a high-performance racing yacht does not come with many creature comforts. Cramped quarters, freeze-dried food and basic accommodation are the trade-off for a fast boat, many miles and the most exhilarating ride.

Arrive at the yacht in ‘Marina Lanzarote’ on Wednesday at 9am where you’ll be introduced to the boat, professional crew, and get to meet your fellow sailors!

The training will focus on a safety brief, deck, winch and backstay briefs, MOB drills and sail changes.

There will be a Skipper, Mate, and 2 watch leaders onboard.

When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat. We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can. We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.

Alongside Training: Thursday 5th January 2023

On Water Training: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th January 2023

Race Start: Sunday 8th January 2023

Race Finish: Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada

After a couple of days off (and recovery from the prizegiving) the boat will be heading to Antigua and you are more than welcome to join us.

For more information and the history of the race please visit the RORC Transatlantic Race website.

Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability.

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Deposit : £1,125.00 Per Trip