Video: RORC Caribbean 600 draws to a close

Written by Gemma Fottles

The 8th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 which kicked off on 22nd February in Antigua has named the Maxi72Proteus as overall winner. George Sakellaris, the owner of Proteus, was awarded the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy for the best corrected time under the IRC Rating rule, marking the second time Sakellaris has skippered the overall winner of the regatta, having won the 2014 race with the Maxi72 Shockwave.

I would like to congratulate all competitors for attending such a great, great event,” commented Sakellaris. “I am glad to have been part of it. We got a little bit lucky and won the day, but this event has many great teams and sailors. I am so happy; we hope to see you next year.”

This year’s edition of the race has seen Phaedo 3 set a new course record of 1 day, 7 hours, 59 minutes and 4 seconds - the vessel’s team can be seen celebrating the accomplishment in the above video. Pete Cumming of Phaedo 3 comments, “They pushed us every minute of that race - there was not one minute where we thought we had it in the bag until we crossed that line.”

Bella Mente was unfortunately forced to retire from the race, whilst the regatta-regular Comanchecame close to setting another course record. The regatta will officially draw to a close later today with a prize giving ceremony.



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