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ARC+ 2018 sails away from Mindelo

by World Cruising Club 23 Nov 2018 06:39 UTC 23 November 2018
2018 ARC - Start leg two © World Cruising Club

The ARC+ fleet got under way with very light winds today as they set out on Leg 2 from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia. Conditions at the start were very light with a NE wind of around 10 knots blowing across the start line with some gusts that encouraged some of the monohulls to fly their spinnakers. The multihulls crossed the line at 1245 and the monohulls at 1300 hours local (UTC -1).

Shortly after leaving the start the yachts entered the channel with São Vicente to portside and the mountainous Santo Antão to starboard which may provide some gusts as the wind funnels between the islands.

Lutz Meyer-Scheel, General Manager of Marina Mindelo and the Maritime Police supported the start of this the six edition of ARC+ in S. Vicente.

The yachts are expected to make landfall in Rodney Bay Marina, Saint Lucia from the 3rd of December onwards. The progress of the fleet can be followed here.

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