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Thu 6th Dec 2018

Two British X-Yachts join 163 other yachts taking part in the ARC 2018.  James Dean in Xc 45 Nina of Southampton and Mike Reece and Ian Rogers in X-55 Makara of Exe set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 25th November.  Skippers Dean and Reece joined eight other X-Yachts from across Europe in the race to sunny St Lucia.  All at X-Yachts GB and Ireland are enjoying following their progress and wish them the best of luck. You can follow their progress here

In ARC+ news, on Saturday 1st December after 10 days at sea, the jubilant crew of X65 Nika arrived in St Lucia a full 12 hours ahead of the next boat.  Skipper Ziga Polanc and his crew were welcomed ashore with a glass of traditional St Lucian rum punch and a basket of fresh fruit.   When asked for comment a delighted Polanc responded ‘First time in the Caribbean for the majority of the crew, and I’m feeling pretty excited as it’s my first time crossing an ocean’.  Congratulations to all those finishing!