Monday, 23 February 2015

Caribbean 600, Big trimarans attempt to better race record

The multihull record for the Caribbean 600 was set in 2009 by the ORMA 60 trimaran Region Guadaloupe.  It narrowly escaped being bettered in 2013 by the flying cruiser/racer trimaran Paradox who fell short by about 11 minutes.  This year the MOD70 Phaedo3 (Ex Foncia) will be having a crack at the record and the now turboed Paradox sporting foil assist and an increased sail area with a new extended bowsprit will compete to attempt to claim the crown.

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2015/02/20/rorc-caribbean-600-multihull-record-risk/

the race tracker:

http://caribbean600.rorc.org/Race-Information/Tracking/

Weather forecast indicates a reach for a fair bit of the course but lower wind velocity than would be ideal for these big tri's. 

https://www.windyty.com/spot/location/17.089/-61.789/name/Antigua?surface,wind,now,17.217,-60.043,8


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