Farewell Fiji. 04/07/2015
At 1100 this morning the World ARC fleet crossed the start line commencing Leg 6 of their circumnavigations; Musket Cove, Fiji to Port Resolution, Vanuatu. Firefly made a good start but Brizo Garlix and Mekana were only meters astern. Winds were light making for a slow start but it was still a spectacular sight watching the fleet ghost along, their white sails contrasting with the impossibly blue Fijian waters and sky. After crossing the start skippers remained vigilant as they made two narrow passes; firstly through the inner reef and then later the outer reef before finally reaching open ocean. The light winds are expected to continue overnight before the ESE trades fill in tomorrow. Unusual for this time of year there is a named Cyclone, Raquel, formed north of the Solomon Islands.... Click here for more info..