ARC 2021 celebrated – St. Lucia Times News

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Press release: – Brand Saint Lucia celebrated the successful 32nd edition of the Atlantic Rally for cruisers in 2021 and closed the curtains of the event with an awards ceremony, showcasing the hospitality and culture of Saint Lucia .

The year 2021 has ended on a very positive note with the gratitude expressed to the World Cruising Club for choosing Saint Lucia year after year as the official seat of the annual Atlantic Rally for cruisers.

Multihulls and vessels from the sailing and cruising divisions began to brave the 2,700 nautical mile voyage from Gran Canaria to the IGY Marina in Rodney Bay on November 21 and just under two weeks later the flagged yacht Italian, ’12 Nacira 69 ‘was the first at the finish line.

On December 17, more than 900 crew representing 29 nations aboard 146 yachts were celebrated Saint Lucia-style with an exhibit of culture, food experiences and rums as the curtains lifted after the successful staging of the 32nd edition of the ARC, organized by Club Mondial de Croisière. Andrew Pekersgrill represented the World Cruising Club when he announced the top winners in various outstanding categories.

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In the Division 4 Multihulls, Bombarda won the Class B title. Guyader Saveol won the Class A category and the General Multihull. Winner of Class E in the Sailing Division 1 – the Grand Canaria Cup was won by Bel Ami. The IGY Rodney Bay Marina Award was presented by General Manager Sean Devaux to the winner of Class C – Another Brick.

This year’s Spirit of the ARC award was presented after an exciting story. The crew aboard Bombarda responded and guided the other crew members aboard the “Go East” approximately 1,000 nautical miles after their instruments and primary navigation system failed.

Lavelle DuBoulay of the Events Company of Saint Lucia noted that the planning process for the organization of the ARC 2021 event started at the climax of the 2020 organization. She expressed her gratitude to all government agencies and sponsors of the event. ‘business. DuBoulay left a sincere message to all the participants present.

In an effort to further develop the yachting niche and generate more economic impact for the destination, Saint Lucia plans to host the inaugural “ARC January” fleet.

The crossing of the Atlantic in January should give constant trade winds with little calm, where the rhumb line can be navigated more easily. Thus, 49 ships with 250 participants will leave Gran Canaria on Sunday January 9 and the first ship should arrive at the finish line of IGY Rodney Bay on January 17.

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