ARC+ Fleet Depart Mindelo. 23/11/2020
The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions today as they set out on Leg 2 of ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia. Conditions at the start were good with a NE wind of around 12 knots blowing across the start line. The port of Mindelo is in a basin however and the frequent gusts from the mountain made for a lively start as yachts crossed the line at 1500 local time 1600 UTC.The first over the line was the Malo42, Emelin, they were closely followed by Pivot a Sunbeam 44, and third over the line was the Ovni 52 Hasta Luego. The rest of the fleet followed on smoothly across the line.Shortly after leaving the start the yachts entered the channel with São Vicente to portside and the mountainous Santo Antão to starboard. This sustained the lively wind conditions as... Click here for more info..