World ARC heads out into the Indian Ocean. 29/09/2015
The World ARC fleet departed the Cocos (Keeling) Islands this morning, embarking on the second longest passage of their circumnavigations, a 2350 nautical mile crossing of the Indian Ocean. The start was held in the crystal clear aquamarine waters of the Cocos lagoon with a fresh 15kts Sou’Easterly blowing. It quite a spectacle as the yachts made a fast beam reach across the line and out into the Indian Ocean. The committee vessel was Australia Federal Police patrol boat “Platypus I” and members of the AFP joined in with Rally Control to give the fleet a great send off.Participants have thoroughly enjoyed their stay in Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the anchorage at Direction Island is incredibly beautiful, uninhabited, swaying palm trees, a long white sand beach, warm clear waters, good... Click here for more info..