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RORC Transatlantic Race 2024
The 10th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start on Sunday 7th January 2024 from Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands and finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, Caribbean.
The RORC Transatlantic Race forms part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season Points Championships, the world's largest offshore racing series, which for 2024 includes the RORC Caribbean 600, Roschier Baltic Sea Race, and the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
Four 70-foot trimarans are lining up for the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race, which will be the largest collection in the 10 year history of the race. Multihull Record holder Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 is on for a hattrick of Line Honours wins and for the 10th edition is expected to be taking on three MOD70s; Jason Carroll’s Argo, Erik Maris’ Zoulou and a new MOD70 team, Alexia Barrier’s The Famous Project, whose ultimate ambition is an all-women Jules Verne Record attempt with the Maxi-trimaran Idec Sport.
While the MODS will be gunning for Multihull Line Honours, the multihull class will also be racing under the MOCRA Rating system. The smallest Multihull entered so far is Clarin Mustad’s Alibi54 Dakota.
“Zoulou has new foils; they are not exactly the same as Argo’s but very similar, while Maserati has elevators and The Famous Project is very much in original MOD70 configuration,” commented Argo’s Chad Corning.
“Argo will have the usual squad on the boat and the big numbers are achievable if we have the right conditions. For Argo, not too windy and a smooth orderly swell is what we want,” continued Chad referring to the Multihull Race Record set last year by Maserati (5 days 5 hrs 46 mins 26 secs). “It is really exciting to hear that so many multihulls will be racing and team is looking forward to getting to Lanzarote.”
Credit RORC website.