Antigua Secures The Hosting Of Major Sailing Event For Five More Years

2018 RORC Caribbean 600/Prize Giving Atmosphere/Arthur Daniel

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda through the Ministry of Tourism and Investment and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has secured the hosting of the RORC 600 for another 5 years.

The announcement of this came at the welcome ceremony for the 2020 installment of the race which is in its 12th year.

The race will see Antigua and Barbuda playing host to teams from 39 nations and over 74 vessels.


According to Race organizers, “the race has grown in popularity, not only due to the tactical, challenging and superb racing conditions provided by the course as it weaves its way around 11 islands, but also because of the parties that top and tail the race itself!”

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Charles Fernandez stated, “we are honored to welcome an astounding collection of the World’s finest offshore racing yachts and hands down some of the finest sailors of the sport”.

He continued that “the Government of Antigua and Barbuda recognizes the importance of the race to our yachting calendar as well as its huge economic impact on tourism economy overall and has established an agreement with the organizers to commit to hosting the event for the next 5 years”.

The 100th anniversary celebration of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) will take place in Antigua and Barbuda in the next five years. This event will be a major highlight on the island’s Yachting Calendar in 2025.

The RORC 600-mile dash set off this morning (MON).



    • because there is no negativity with this story. Anything that portrays the government in a negative light is what they gravitate to.

    Totally in agreement with you. All the NEGATIVES you can find on the Snake Pit…No substance. I noticed that the SnakePit DO NOT have anything to talk about. The CO HOST last evening was blaming the Government for the Princess Margaret School yard dirty condition. These Guys are just awful. KNIGHT , SERPENT, KEM STAR , GLADYS POTTER ,CLEON ATHILL et AL . SHAME ON YOU GUYS AND OBSERVER MEDIA. You Guys are doing Antigua / Barbuda INJUSTICE.

    • [email protected] The strange thing about you people, you all know everything that is said in the Snake pit and it’s awful, what does that say about you people, your love for the Snake pit is overous, the pit will continue to educate the red koolaid minions. The Snake pit has an open door policy if you are paid by the top dog leader to point out the good then come in or call in and sing the good news. Oh! Let me point out this event is nothing new 12 years now Lovell should be doing photo Ops like MAX. It’s six years into the ALP administration please name one of the fifteen projects named by the top dog leader that has started from the turn of soil to employment.

      • I do NOT listen to the Snake Piss. Remember you said that you have no loyalty to Antigua since you have a U.S. passport and Trump doesnt recognize dual citizenship. How can anyone dare to take you seriously???

    What the hell is wrong with you Knight . Who would want to come on your show . You do not interview. Take for instance when Damani Tabor is on your show. That is not an INTERVIEW . Damani comes on your show and BANTER for hours…Chatting NON SENSE. Knight you have ran the Snakepit in the TOILET. You and Gladys Potter can host the show for next 30 years. Hope Gladys Potter is not running for politics because She would lose Her deposit.

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