South Atlantic Adventures and a Colourful Welcome to Brazil. 12/02/2016
Just over a month ago, 13 yachts of the World ARC 2015-16 fleet left Cape Town for the longest passage oftheir circumnavigation to Salvador, Brazil, a total distance of approximately 3637 NM. This leg included a 72 hour stopover to visit the South Atlantic island of St Helena before continuing on their ocean crossing to reach Salvador in time for the world famous carnival.The first yachts arrived after on St Helena following 10 days of sailing approximately 1700 NM from Cape Town, experiencing some strong winds and rough seas at the start of the leg followed by consistent wind propelling them to the stopover. The stop in St Helena is the only port on the World ARC route where yachts are not welcomed by a World Cruising Club representative as Rally Control as the island currently does not... Click here for more info..