World ARC Start from Darwin. 01/09/2015
The World ARC fleet commenced Leg 9, Darwin to Lombok, this morning under bright blue skies in light westerly winds. After a morning of little to no wind the light sea breeze was very welcome relief to the hot and humid conditions at the start. First across the line was Garlix closely followed by Luna Quest. Garlix, an XP44, revelled in the light wind conditions, establishing a commanding lead over the heavier yachts as the fleet sailed north west out of Darwin Harbour. A number of friends and family members of the Australian catamaran Chat Eau Bleu cheered and waved from the starting platform as Chat Eau Bleu, who have joined World ARC here in Darwin, say fare well to their home country and embark on their World ARC adventure to the Caribbean.En route to Lombok on this 920 nautical mile... Click here for more info..