Maeva (welcome) to the French Polynesia! . 22/03/2019
Situated 1,400km north east of Tahiti and one of the five archipelago that make up the French Polynesia lies the Marquesas. This group of 12 high islands and rocky inlets, of which only 6 are inhabited, are among the most isolated land masses on the planet. Having crossed the start line in the Galápagos on 6 March and traveling just under 3,000nm, the faster boats in the World ARC fleet have begun to arrive early to the island of Hiva Oa. Taking 14 days and 14 hours to cover the longest leg in the Rally, the Finot-Conq FC53, Nica, crossed the finish line first. With just a crew of two, skipper Gorm Gondersen and his wife Maren, they had a fast sail covering up to 270nm in a 24hr period on several occasions. This remarkable speed was not without its problems, breaking the boom vang... Click here for more info..