The Royal Ocean Racing Club has recently announced a date change for the RORC Transatlantic race, traditionally known to be held in November, the next edition, and future races will be held in the new month of January. The 7th edition with be held on the 9th January 2021 departing from Calero Marinas Puerto Calero and once again finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. This date change is the most significant of a number of subtle changes the RORC is making to its Season Points Championships.
“The RORC Committee felt that having the Rolex Middle Sea Race as the first race in the championship would encourage more owners to use the Autumn/Winter season for adventure sailing and include in their programme the RORC Transatlantic Race and RORC Caribbean 600 before returning to the UK in the Spring,” Commented RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone. “We also felt that starting the RORC Transatlantic Race in January provides more time for boats to get from Malta to Lanzarote, and we also know that the trade winds are further north and more consistent at that time.”