2018 is an exciting year for Ryking Ocean Racing. We are elvating the game with the Grand Finale of the year: Route du Rhum.
The year starts with the RORC Caribbean 600 race. One of the famous classic 600 nautical miles races, a must for every sailor and this year we take the opportunity to offer it to all sailors as a Ryking Offshore Academy event.
Coming up next, the Atlantic Cup Race starts on May 26. It’s a 1000 nautical miles race from Charleston, South Carolina, US, via New York to Portland, Maine. It’s considered as the toughest race of the US East coast and it’s sailed double handed (two people in the crew). The two co-skippers onboard will be Mikael and Karl Jungstedt.
After the Atlantic Cup we are heading back to New York for some sponsor activities. And prepare for a SOLO training run back over the Atlantic to the UK. The distance is roughly 3000 nautical miles and will be an enduring practice run before the Route du Rhum starting on November 4.
Coming up next is the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race starting on August 12. It’s an 1800 nautical mile race with start and finish in Cowes, UK, sailing around all the British islands. This race is offered to all sailors as a Ryking Offshore Academy event. Tempted for some real rock ‘n roll racing? Join us!
The Route du Rhum will be the final race for the year – a truly iconic race held every four year with the toughest competition in the toughest ocean racing classes. Indeed, this is the second toughest race on the planet after the legendary Vendée Globe! Ryking Ocean Racing, competing in Class 40, skippered by Mikael, will take on the 3500 nautical mile race SOLO. Starting in Saint Malo, France, finishing in Guadeloupe, French West Indies.
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