RORC Transatlantic Race

RORC Transatlantic Race

05 Jan — 31 Jan 2022
Lanzarote — Granada
£3500 (Per Berth)

Telefonica Black is the perfect boat to race across an ocean as this is what she was built to do so, so join us and be part of the team that take part in her first RORC Transatlantic race.

When booking a berth with us we want to make sure you get the full experience and that you are part of the team from Day 1.

On the run up to the race we will introduce you to all the other crew members, discuss tactics, sail plans, weather and polars.

Once you arrive in Lanzarote we will have a boat orientation and safety brief as well as going over the MOB procedures. After a day alongside we will head out for 2 sail training days prior to race start.

After race start we settle into watch systems immediately and there will be a full time crew member on each watch to carry on with your training throughout the race.

You get to experience all aspects of the boat, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics.

We look after all the cooking and cleaning for you so you can concentrate on the racing.

Telefonica Black has not been modified since she raced in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2009 so you get the true experience, so don’t think this will be a luxury ride! Such a high-performance racing yacht does not come with many creature comforts. Cramped quarters, freeze-dried food and basic accommodation are the trade-off for a fast boat, many miles and the most exhilarating ride.

The Plan

4th Jan 2021 – berth available on Telefonica Black, Calero Marinas, Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

5th Jan 2021 – Safety brief, boat orientation and alongside training

5th Jan 2021 – RORC Welcome Party

6th – 8th Jan 2021 – On water sail training

6th Jan 2021 – RORC Gala dinner

7th Jan 2021 – Race start

Race Finish: late January, very early February, Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada

After a couple of days off (and recovery from the prizegiving) the boat will be heading to Antigua and you are more than welcome to join us.

Included in the £3500 berth price

  • Skipper, Mate and 2 x watch leaders
  • All training
  • Food onboard while on passage
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Wet weather gear
  • Daily weather updates
  • Boat tracking for friends and family at home
  • Telefonica Black branded race t-shirt
Extras Included

•  Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether) •  Wet Weather Gear / Foulies •  Food & Drink Whilst On-Board

Training Included

•  Pre-Departure Safety Briefing •  Man Overboard Training

Kraken (Telefonica Black)
Southern Ocean
Hull Designer
Farr Yacht Design
Volvo 70
Year Built
21.50m / 70.54ft
5.70m / 18.70ft
4.50m / 14.76ft
14,000kg / 30,865lbs
1 Volvo D2 (75hp) Diesel
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Price & Book

This race entry is priced at £3500 (Per Berth). If you are interested in taking part, or simply want more information, please get in touch with / 07519 460783 or use the form below and we will respond as soon as we can.

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