On February 21 the starting gun will sound over Fort Charlotte in Antigua, signaling the start of the 2011 Royal Ocean Racing Club's Caribbean 600 regatta. Now in its third year, the RORC Caribbean 600 has grown in popularity worldwide — 15 nations are represented in this year's event with entries from Antigua, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Cayman Islands, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and the United States. Grabbing much of the attention will be the battle between two 100-foot maxis, Mike Slade's Farr design ICAP Leopard (which set the monohull record in the 2009 race) and George David's Juan Kouyoumdjuan designed Rambler 100. Other vessels sure to turn some heads on the starting line are the 152-foot schooner Windrose of Amsterdam, skippered by RORC Commodore Andrew McIrvine, Jean-Philippe Chomette's 104-foot sloop Ocean's Seven 2, and Peter Harrison's 115-foot ketch Sojana. For more on the event and to track the fleet as the race unfolds visit caribbean600.rorc.org.