The cruisers that didn't mean to race.... 03/12/2023
ARC+ is a rally, not a race, however, some boats just can't help themselves...Having taken line honours in leg one, from Las Palma to Cape Verde, John Bronger and team of four on board Sydney Rock, named after the famous Aussie oysters, crossed the finish line in 8th place overall and 2nd monohull. Sydney Rock only carries 'white sails' so no spinnaker or cruising shoot onboard, choosing to sail with twin headsails. After the start they slowly worked their way through the fleet to be the 2nd monohull. John said:"we weren't going to race or be competitive, but we couldn't help ourselves."Over the past 5 days, the Oyster 595 Sydney Rock and Oyster 575 Ahlam, have been in a close 'battle' to take 2nd place, ultimately finishing just 40 minutes apart after 2200 miles at sea!Skipper of... Click here for more info..