World ARC fleet beset with bad weather. 26/09/2016
Since the 24th the fleet have been contending with some unfavourable weather. A small tropical low has been developing to the nor’east of Christmas Island causing strong sou’easterlies with much precipitation and frequent squalls over the route.The fleet had been thoroughly enjoying their brief stopover in Christmas Island when the system first developed. All be it wet at times crews had enjoyed taking tours of Christmas Island and a BBQ dinner ashore. Unfortunately though their time exploring this vibrant island was cut short as crews focus turned to monitoring the conditions.The fleet are now split, two yachts are currently anchored in Cocos (Keeling) Islands, five more are due in overnight and one more on Wednesday. Eight remain in Christmas Island.The system is slowly moving... Click here for more info..