‘Sailmon boats’ participating in Caribbean 600
Two boats, equipped by the latest marine instruments of Sailmon, are participating in the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. Lady Mariposa Racing Team and Xtra Staerk will be racing 600-mile offshore around the most beautiful island of the Caribbean from 18th to 21th of February.
The Caribbean 600 is an international affair with teams from all over the Caribbean Islands, Canada, Chile, Great Britain, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. ROR Racing Manager Chris Stone is delighted with the participating fleet: “This coming year we are anticipating close to 100 boats from all over the world who will be coming to Antigua to enjoy the challenging racing and amazing weather. We are expecting an extremely good mix from within the fleet, seeing our smallest competitors tussling with the larger race machines for the prestigious IRC overall trophy.’’
Lady Mariposa Racing is an amateur sailing team, formed of over 8 different nationalities that come together with one passion to sail as fast as possible. The Lady Mariposa was designed and optimized for IRC and ORC racing, with a well-balanced performance proﬁle providing a competitive edge in mixed ﬂeets across a wide range of conditions and venues. In 2018, a full Sailmon instrument system was integrated on board, to help maximize the performance of the yacht.
Xp-44 Xtra Staerk is the representative team of Finnish Offshore Racing Association heading towards internationally well-known and demanding ocean races including Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race, RORC Transatlantic Race across the Atlantic Ocean and RORC Caribbean 600 Race. Their all-Finnish sail racing team is formed by more than 15 experienced offshore sailors coached by professional sailor Pasi Palmu. Their yacht s/y Xtra Stærk is a modern competitive performance boat designed by X-Yachts (Xp 44) and fully equipped for ocean racing with all latest sailing technology, including a Model E4 and two Element 10 portrait displays from Sailmon.