Three days before the curtains come down on the iconic 30th anniversary edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) all 194 vessels taking part in 2015 crossing have arrived on Saint Lucia.
‘Simply Beautiful’ Saint Lucia has served as the finishing leg of the 2,700 nautical-mile trans-oceanic crossing for 26 unbroken years.
The over 1200 crew members accompanied by family and friends will now gather at the indoor training facility at Beausejour, Gros-Islet on the evening of December 19th for the Closing Ceremony, where various prizes and trophies will be given out, largely as bragging rights to participants.
In early January of 2016 the Saint Lucia Tourist Board will again team up with World Cruising Club and the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in staging World ARC, an 18-month circumnavigation voyage, which will end back on Saint Lucia in April of 2017.
Scores of mariners and their families will spend the holiday season on Saint Lucia, while others will visit neighboring Caribbean countries and other surrounding destinations.