The Rhode Island stopover will be one of ten stops during the eight-month 38,000 nautical-mile race around the world.

In the meantime, FSC has announced a new 700 nautical-mile race and rally to Exmouth that will start at 09:30am on Saturday 9th May.

The 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea saw a fleet of 22 taking to the start line to relaunch the race.

The RORC Caribbean 600 is the only offshore race in the Caribbean. The race course starts and finishes in Antigua and is very different to any other as it weaves its way around 11 islands, going as far north as St. Maarten and as far south as Guadeloupe.

Three Australian entries, Liz Wardley skippered Maiden, Brad Kellett on Triple Lindy ,and Zoe Taylor’s Grace O’Malley finished top 26.

Pata Negra and Albator were locked in a duel for 400 miles and just seconds separated them at the end – with a final twist to come.

For the second year in a row, David and Peter Askew's Volvo 70 Wizard (USA) has taken Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600.

The season will begin strongly with The Transat CIC (start on 10th May), a legendary event on a modified race course between Brest and Charleston (South Carolina).

PowerPlay (CAY), skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield has taken Multihull Line Honours just four minutes ahead of Jason Carroll's MOD70 Argo (USA).

After a sublime start and a reach up to Barbuda in beautiful conditions, the majority of the fleet experienced the first trap of the course.

From the Medoc region of France, Lalou Roucayrol the winner of the 2017 Transat Jacques-Vabre and numerous other offshore races, will compete alongside a number of co-skippers from his Lalou Multi training centre.

The impressive 73-boat fleet gathered outside Antigua's English Harbour, relishing the prospect of racing 600nm in stunning conditions.

A fast downhill run allowed Chinese Whisper and Naval Group to finish inside the old record.

Soldini’s main rivals are the two 70s; Argo and PowerPlay, both of which he has competed against on previous occasions.

Aikin Hames Sharley will start its first event since being ruled out of the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with a cracked hull.