Another World Adventures

Join a RORC Transatlantic Race Crew

Duration: 20 days
View Dates

Embark as a teammate racing on the RORC Transatlantic Race.

Calling adventurous sailors for the 9th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada.

The RORC is a “offshore” race of more than 3000 nautical miles (5500 km) and you’ll be at the helm on board a crewed Volvo 60 to enjoy a unique offshore racing experience in the IRC Zero class. The boat was designed and built for the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02, the crewed round the world race. Hired under the name of Djuice Dragons, she was skippered by sailing greats Knut Frostad, with Thomas Coville as Watch Leader and Jean-Yves Bernot as Navigator.

This is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself in the fleet and experience extraordinary moments within a crew throughout a training program over 3 days before leaving Lanzarote or while delivering from Lorient in South Brittany.

You will be part of the crew of a Volvo 60, 19.50m racing monohull that is supervised by four professional sailors (skipper Captain 200 Sailing, navigator, number one and tactician). This experience is perfect for competitive spirits and getting involved as a teammate in an event like this, whatever your level of sailing experience, is not trivial. Your teammates are there to win! The boat is an efficient and extreme racing sailboat. It is a demanding and powerful unit, a Formula 1 of the seas with very spartan comfort.

Sound like your cup of tea? Enquire for full details. 

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Mix adventure and competition in the ultimate transatlantic race
  • Earn your sailing stripes during this iconic race on board an exceptional race yacht
  • Perfect for solo travellers
Start
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Finish
Grenada, Caribbean
Trip Duration
20 Days
Group Size
14
Activity
Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group

Dates

From

Wednesday

4 January 2023

To

Monday

23 January 2023

Itinerary

The duration of boarding is 20 days. The duration is subject to weather conditions and date modifications by the organization.

Enquire Today
rorc-transatlantic-race-course-1

What's included

  • Full board and equipment included

Not included

  • travel to and from the boat
  • insurance
  • visas if needed

Trip notes

Price

£ 5,860

Min age

18

Accommodation

A Volvo 60, 19.50m racing sailboat with professional crew. This VOR60 was designed and built to race the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02, the crewed round the world race. Hired under the name of Djuice Dragons, he was skippered by Knut Frostad, with Thomas Coville as Watch Leader and Jean-Yves Bernot as Navigator.

This racing yacht is an extreme boat, a Formula 1 of the seas with very spartan comfort. This demanding and powerful unit is now aligned on offshore races, in IRC 0 measurement rule (Rolex Fastnet Race, Armen Race, Tour de Belle Ile, Rolex Middle Sea Race, Voiles de Saint-Tropez, Transat, etc.).

Extremely marine and swift, this large 65-foot monohull is built for offshore sailing. Skippered by four professional sailors, Libertalia takes up to 10 crew mates at offshore racing. During day charter, it can accommodate 12 team members. For sleeping and catering on board, that’s the union minimum: 14 bunks, a gas stove and a toilet! The navigation station is located aft, below the cockpit.
On deck, double helm station and double winch columns for the grinders! Hydraulics and ballasts complete the power on board.
Rigged as a sloop with carbon mast, the Volvo 60 has a large and varied wardrobe! Up front, you will be spoiled for choice: staysail, J1, J2, genoa, large genoa, asymmetric spinnaker, symmetrical spinnaker. The mainsail is “full batten” with a membrane fabric

Who is this trip for?

Racing licence FFVoile: compulsory or World Sailing licence

As a teammate racing, you need to have French sailing licence (or World Sailing licence) with medical certifcat for racing. Affiliated to French Sailing Association, you can subscribe your licence with the trip operator.

Additional notes

An organization by eminent Royal Ocean Racing Club

Modern IRC boats, multihulls as well as classic yachts are invited to participate in this annual race which each year attracts competitors from all over the world.

The RORC Transatlantic Race is the longest offshore race in the RORC Championship. It was initiated a few years ago to join the famous RORC Caribbean 600 (where we will be present and for which registrations are possible). This allows RORC members and Maxi Yachts owners to race across the Atlantic before entering the racing season in the Caribbean.

Communication on board

The means of communication on board are reserved for the safety of the board. Communications by satellite phone (Iridium) or email are therefore not offered. Before you leave, let your loved ones know that you will not be reachable until after your crossing. Our team only contacts families ashore if there is a problem on board. So no news, good news!
The boat is “tracked” and visible on the race website or on the YB Races smartphone application.

Copyright photos James Mitchell Challenge Ocean 

Tour operator

This brilliant French sailing school welcomes solo travellers and private groups on it's sail training ocean voyages and cruising adventures on board its crewed 21-meter monohulls and Volvo 60. Their large cruising racing yachts have a track record acquired in the 90s with the crewed round-the-world race, the BT Global Challenge, as well as Volvo Ocean Race. Whether you're looking for a single berth in a race entry for RORC Transatlantic Race or ARC transatlantic or for some coastal cruising or racing they'll have a salty adventure with your name on it.

Enquire today

Join a RORC Transatlantic Race Crew

  • Contact Details

  • Additional Information

  • Hidden

Please complete the enquiry form above with as much detail as you can and we will send you all the trip information and connect you with the operator so you can make a booking directly.

If you have queries and questions about the trip include those in your form and we’ll personally reply to you within 24 hours.

Why Book with Another World Adventures?

Book direct with the tour operator. No mark-ups, no fees.

Save time by browsing our handpicked collection of the best adventure travel experiences.

Claim free travel gifts when you use our site to find your next trip.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

Very helpful and provided lots of research material and excellent personal perspectives on the tall ship sailing trip I was interested in taking.

— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

As seen in

Responsible Tourism

We believe in ‘creating better places for people to live in, and better places to visit’ through a responsible approach to travel. Read how you can travel responsibly on your adventure.

Read more

Our Story

Our journey began on an ocean adventure sailing across the Atlantic ... find our more and get inspired for your next great trip.

Read more

Earn Rewards

We'll donate to a nature project in your name in thanks for using Another World Adventures to find and book a trip.

Read more
Get our best stuff sent straight to you!