ARC+ First Arrivals in Saint Lucia. 28/11/2015
Today Saint Lucia cheerfully welcomed the first arrival of the ARC+ fleet, X-612 Nix after a fast 2100NM passage from Mindelo, Cape Verde. Crossing the finish line at 14:51:18 LT (UTC -4) making an elapsed time of 10 days 4 hours 51 minutes 18 seconds.Skipper Nico and crew on board were in great spirits having enjoyed their passage even under a reduced sail after ripping their main during reefing on day 9. ‘Constant tradewind conditions since we left Mindelo between 20-25 knots with occasional squalls and gusts blowing up to 35-40 knots. Even so we always had our sit down dinner! Albeit losing our second genoa and spinnaker we were able to keep up our speed and never got under 10 knots.’ As Nix sailed across the ARC+ finish line, the crew were welcomed and congratulated... Click here for more info..