Saturday 9th January 2021
Offshore Cat 1
Puerto Calero, Lanzarote
Port Louis, Grenada
No. One way trip.
Royal Ocean Racing Club
16-18 days at sea +
RORC Transatlantic Race
Saturday 9th January 2021
ANARCHY & THE TRANSATLANTIC
This won't be our first Atlantic crossing as previously we have chosen to
do the WCC ARC Race.
This will be our first RORC Transatlantic.
Whats the difference between them?
Well the ARC across the Atlantic is geared up for the cruising sailor although it does have a racing division. The RORC Transatlantic race however attracts more serious sailors who genuinely want to race a cross.
With the RORC moving the start date from November to January the race will pick up more consistent Tradewinds and allow us the opportunity for a longer stopover in the Canaries for yacht preparation. Including a lift scrub and re-antifoul at a lower cost than we would pay in the Caribbean.
An Atlantic crossing does seem quite daunting but the reality is its an easy passage. Down hill pretty much all the way, in fact we didn't beat once on the last passage with only a broad reach as we approached the finish line.
You will get tired and the watch system will leave you with sleep deprivation, which means that you will get a bit moody at some point but we all do and we all get over it.
The reward however is an immense sense of achievement, you can't really explain it. You just cant stop grinning for days, weeks.
As you would expect from an offshore event organised by the RORC safety standards are high which means we issue each crew member with a personal AIS MOB Beacon, onboard satellite communications onto of the statutory safety kit already onboard.
Crew will be required to have completed 500Nm of offshore racing or an equivalent passage.
This we can provide by you either joining us in the UK for some RORC racing this summer, or participate in our Raid from Gibraltar to Lanzarote in November. All including within our cost.
Race starts in.....
RACE PACKAGE DETAILS
Included within your booking are the following:
3 x Qualifying Races or our Gibraltar to Lanzarote Raid
Pre race training ahead of the start in Lanzarote
Race Skipper & Mate
Race Entry Fees
All Mooring & Berthing Fees
All onboard food whilst sailing
Free Loan of Musto Foul weather kit (if required)
All Safety equipment
All Accommodation is onboard
TEAM Shirt & Gillet
Absolutely none to start with.
That said, you do need to be confidant that you are comfortable being at sea. We wont turn around if you find it all a bit daunting.
Therefore before you commit book one of our RORC offshore events with us and if you remain committed then we will deduct the cost off your Transatlantic fee.
We will also. need you to hold a RYA/ISAF or equivalent Sea Survival certificate not included in our package but easily obtainable with courses all over the UK and most countries with a strong sailing culture. In the UK the course is usually two days costing between £200 -£260. We can arrange this for you.
HOW TO BOOK
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By the nature of our business we are often on the water and don't man a full time office. Once about 5-10 miles offshore telephone signal is at best poor.
We therefore can't always provide an immediate response but we do promise to get back to you. We want your custom.
TEAM ANARCHY 2021 TRANSATLANTIC
FOR COMFORT WE LIMIT NUMBERS TO 8 FOR THIS EVENT
MORE UK BASED EVENTS
Anarchy Sailing is about fun first.
That said we love to race and we love to beat our rivals.
Each year we invest more into our yachts.
Sails, sail configuration to optimise performance against rating.
Smoother hull, new electronics and all kit replace when needed including halyards, sheets etc.
We will always present the yacht in the best possible condition so there are no excuses on the water.
Ultimately we are a TEAM and regardless of your previous experience you will become a key member of the TEAM.
Remember Life's a riot