Arriving in Galapagos. 21/02/2015
The World ARC 2015-16 fleet have all now arrived in the wonderful Galapagos Islands. The leg from Panama was a testing one with the first few days of strong winds in the Bay Panama and then a day or two of motoring for most of the boats, before they picked up light trade winds from the SE into the Galapagos Islands. There was often a helpful current, but not broad enough for all boats to benefit from it. Reviewing the differing strategies and courses, those who progressed best were in the ‘middle lane’; with a good compromise between slightly extra distance but better winds. World ARC is a Rally not a race, but crews will see how they did at the prizegiving, in ten days time. As the yachts anchored in Puerto Baquerizo in San Cristobal, the wildlife which crews had been promised was in... Click here for more info..