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World ARC Pacific: Delayed start

by World Cruising Club 15 Sep 2023 08:17 UTC
World ARC Pacific 2023 © World Cruising Club

The forecast weather conditions for the scheduled start date will be unsuitable for the first two days of the passage from Port Vila, Vanuatu, to Mackay in Australia. After this weather pattern has cleared, the SE trades are expected to re-establish and we will receive the weather more typical of the season around Vanuatu.

Having spoken to all the skippers, everyone would prefer to wait for improved weather conditions, therefore Rally Control have decided to delay the start by 48 hours to allow the weather to settle.

The start of the last leg of this Rally, leg 7 - Port Vila to Mackay, is delayed by a minimum of 48 hours until at least Saturday 16th, 0900LT (UTC+11).

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