Sunday 19th November 2017
On the 16th of November, X-Yachts held a reception party for the ARC participants. Rocio Gandarias – participating herself in the ARC – was the hostess of the party in Las Palmas.
Rocio is a naval architect, a sailing enthusiast and a previous employee in X-Yachts Design; She knows all there is to know about an X-Yacht and has been consulting the sailors with good advice before leaving the harbour of Las Palmas.
The ARC+ 2017 goes via Cape Verdes, and the ARC 2017 from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia.
ARC + participants,
|Boxcar XLV||GBR||Xc 45||Murray||Findlay|
|Lin Bi Lan||GER||Xc 45||Karl-Thomas||Neumann|
Clicking this link, you can follow the fleet viewer of the ARC.
Tracking of the ARC
About the ARC:
“The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.
The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic – crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.”
At X-Yachts, we will follow the journey with high interest – and wish all sailors the best of luck!