With the race about to start, Yachting World takes a closer look at the Gunboat 66 'Phaedo' as it makes its final preparations

The RORC Caribbean 600 – which is fast becoming one of the classic offshore races – starts in just over an hour in Antigua. Now in its third year, the competiton has attracted 34 boats, well up on last year’s race total of 24.

One of those 34 is the Gunboat 66 Phaedo, which has been in Antigua preparing for this – its first major ocean race. This breathtaking footage of Phaedo is courtesy of Richard Langdon/OceanImages.co.uk.


To hear Yachting World’s Matthew Sheahan’s take on the race, click here.

Plus, see our incredible in-depth footage of the Gunboat 66 on test in the Bahamas. The next issue of Yachting World (April ’11) features the extended report.