Warm Welcome for ARC+ Participants

SAINT LUCIA (December 05, 2016) – A warm Saint Lucian welcome has officially been extended to the sailors who have braved the high seas and successfully finished the 2700 nautical mile trans-oceanic ARC+ race from Las Palmas De Gran Canaria via the Cape Verde Islands to the IGY Rodney Bay Marina.

On Sunday evening, steel pan of well-known local Christmas hits filled the marina air entertaining over forty ARC+ yachts and crews who are already on island. The event would not have been complete without a kick of locally made rum punch and delectable treats.

Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee welcomed the sailors to St Lucia and encouraged them to indulge in all the local enticements. “Don’t hesitate to enjoy the scenery, the food and our warm Saint Lucian hospitality,” said Minister Fedee, “and most of all our St Lucian rum!”

General Manager of World Cruising Club Andrew Bishop also expressed delight about hosting the sailors who had already finished the 4th edition of the ARC+ and his anticipation for those still en route. While close to 60 ARC+ contenders have crossed the finish line, officials are keeping a close eye on the ARC yachts which are expected to steadily arrive at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina throughout this week.