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Completing the Circumnavigation: World ARC 2018-19 ends in Saint Lucia

by World Cruising Club 14 Apr 2019 08:57 UTC
World ARC 2018-19 ends in Saint Lucia © World Cruising

The World ARC 2018-19 crews gathered in Chateau Mygo in Margot Bay for the last dinner before the Parade of Sail and the final function in Rodney Bay.

During the dinner John and Angela from Madrigal and Josh from Mad Monkey gave a very emotional speech with video contributions from the fellow participants that left the fleet in the south Pacific.

Saturday after a short skipper briefing the Parade of Sail from Marigot Bay to Rodney Bay Marina provided a fitting finish to their round the world adventure. The sight of the fleet parading up the coast of Saint Lucia accompanied by members of the Saint Lucia Yacht Club, media and supporters of World ARC in Saint Lucia was an emotional moment for many.

The yachts lined up in reverse order of length overall and motorsailed towards Rodney Bay; crossing the finish line, that had been their start line fifteen months before, marked an end to the circumnavigation with World ARC as they were each personally congratulated by Andrew Bishop, Managing Director of World Cruising Club.

After berthing at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina there was high emotion on the dock at a short drinks reception hosted by the marina, where the participants were welcomed back by IGY Rodney Bay Marina Manager Sean Deveaux, and Andrew Bishop.

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