Events and Sailing on OceanPlanet
Come sail with us! Opportunities are available to sail on OceanPlanet. If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please contact us.
Sailing Adventure of a Lifetime
Sail aboard the fast and revolutionary Open 60 Class yacht "OceanPlanet"
OceanPlanet holds the current U.S. solo around the world record at 109 days 20hrs. Has sustained an AVERAGE of 17.9kts for over 6hrs, and that was sailing SOLO. Join record-setting solo racing skipper and rigging expert Bruce Schwab (the only American to finish the Vendee Globe solo around the world race) aboard OceanPlanet for advanced training and/or selected Caribbean events:
Announcing the OceanPlanet "Caribbean Tour 2009":
All events include Bruce Schwab as Skipper, or as boat captain/support for team charters.
Additional OceanPlanet Team crew will provide support as needed.
Dec. 29-Jan 2: St. Barth New Year’s Eve Regatta – Around the Island Race. A low-key, fun race to celebrate the end of 2008. We start in Antigua, sail to St. Barth a day or two early for some training and relaxing, do the race and return. $15,000 for the whole boat, or $2000 each.
Mid Jan-mid Feb: OP available for private sailing and training, based out of Antigua. Fast & fun trips to nearby islands (Guadeloupe, Montserrat, etc.) and/or training day sails for the crew. $500 per person/day (4 person min).
Feb 20-27 (start is Feb 23rd): RORC Caribbean 600: A new racing event coordinated by the RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club). The race starts in Antigua running 600nm in the surrounding Caribbean islands. $20,000 for complete charter, individuals negotiated.
March 2-9 (racing March 5-8): Heineken St. Maarten: This huge event has grown every year, to over 280 boats! Event website. $25,000 for complete charter, individuals negotiated.
March 30-April 6 (main regatta April 3-5): BVI Spring Regatta: "Warm water, hot racing!" is the regatta motto. Event Website. This event features many activities in addition to the racing. Focus will be the racing regatta, not the "festival" regatta (except maybe as practice). $15,000 complete charter, individuals negotiated.
April 14-21 (view races April 17-20): Antigua Classic Regatta (for viewing & fun): Many of the greatest yachts in the world are in Antigua for this unforgettable regatta. One of the greatest displays of Classic & Spirit of Tradition yachts on earth. Watch the races, see the boats, and take in the spirit of the event before the next weeks Antigua Sailing week (see below). $15,000 for complete regatta, individuals negotiated.
April 22-May 1 (racing April 24-30): Stanford Antigua Sailing Week: The grand finale of the Caribbean spring circuit. 2009 will be the 42nd running of the event! If you haven’t done it…this year you’ve got to be there. $30,000 for complete charter, individuals negotiated.
OceanPlanet specs: LOA: 60’ (66’ with sprit); Beam: 13’; Draft: 14’9”; Displ: 20,000lbs
Mast: Carbon, unstayed, rotating, with pusher vang. Water ballast: 4900lbs per side.