Worked so hard, now it’s time to chill. 05/12/2016
With a steady flow of yachts reaching IGY Rodney Bay Marina, the dockside in Saint Lucia is already buzzing as more and more boats arrive. To date 58 of 72 ARC+ boats have now arrived and 18 ARC boats out of the 209 now expected, further swelling the numbers. ARC sailors stroll the pontoons, looking out for buddie boats to greet and catch up after the 2,000nm sail from Mindelo, or a longer 2700 from Las Palmas. A cheerful hello and a welcome first, then a conversation that always starts with “How was it for you?”.As the thrill of arrival fades, and the fatigue of the crossing is slept off, aided by the ice-cold rum punch welcome drinks, there are boat jobs to attend to. Boats get a well-deserved clean; decks and rigging washed clear of salt; lifejackets and lanyards and rinsed and hung... Click here for more info..