In the meantime in St-Helena ...
After some 1700NM the 16 yachts from the World ARC 2016-17 arrived in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean in Jamestown on the Island of St-Helena. A special place to be for our 6 British boats which remind them a little taste of England but for sure a very special feeling for all our fleet to make landfall on this island still only accessible by boat.
The yachts were moored in Jamestown bay for few days where they took time to explore the island going on a tour provided by the St-Helena Tourism Board. The participants climb up the 699 steps of the Jacob’s ladder to enjoy the view of Jamestown Bay, went to see the famous Napoleon’s tomb, they met ashore for barbecue, curry, and roast dinner organized by the St-Helena Yacht Club who also provided valuable information on arrival and distributed St Helena Tourism Board welcome packs.
Some boats managed to get their sails repaired as well as doing some metal works with the locals who also arranged refueling for the boats as the predicted wind for the next 1900NM to Salvador should be pretty light.
Finally before the boats started to depart, participants went for an unforgettable experience and went snorkeling with the largest fish species in the world always present at this time of the year around St-Helena, the Whale Shark!
The 16 yachts are now sailing back to South America where they visited Colombia some 12 months ago, the first boats are expected to arrive on the 1st of February in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.