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North Sails Performance 2023 - LEADERBOARD

First finishers in ARC 2023

by World Cruising Club 5 Dec 2023 08:59 UTC
Marco Rodolfi and the Berenice Cube crew celebrate line honours in ARC 2023 © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com

A lucky thirteen years after claiming line honours in ARC 2010, Marco Rodolfi is again first to the finish, this time in 12 days 13 hours 54 minutes and 34 seconds with Swan 90 Berenice Cube (GBR).

Explaining his strategy, Marco Rodolfi said: "The choice was to go south and use the Code Zero to go as fast as possible". He added: "The crew are very, very, very, very good. The best crew in the world, sailing stars".

The Italian owned and crewed Berenice Cube crossed the line off Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia on Saturday 2 December at 02:39:34 UTC (local time Friday 1 December 22:39:34) after 3050 nautical miles of classic trade wind sailing from Gran Canaria.

Mulithull Line Honours

Seven hours after Berenice Cube was alongside in IGY Rodney Bay Marina, Regis Guillemot claimed multihull line honours with his Marsaudon ORC50 Ti ana (FRA), crossing the line on Saturday 2 December at 10:22:32 UTC (local time 06:22:32). Regis and the crew of Ti ana covered 3313nm in 12 days, 21 hours 52 minutes and 32 seconds.

When asked about the crossing, Regis said, "Fantastic - this is the best multihull in the world. Our fastest speed was 22 knots three days ago, and we've flown the big spinnaker day and night the whole way across."

Like Marco Rodolfi, this is the second ARC line honours award for Regis, following his 2019 win with Hallucine (FRA), a Marsaudon TS5. Ti ana made the crossing almost 2 days faster than Hallucine, which was first overall to finish in 2019.

ARC Doubles

With Berenice's line honours, Italian teams have won both the 2023 ARC transatlantic rallies as Andrea Nevi's Italia Yachts 15.98 Nessun Dorma crossed the line first in the ARC+ rally to Grenada on 29 November after 11 days 18 hours.

It is a similar double in the 2023 multihull line honours with newly launched Marsaudon ORC50s taking both top slots - Ti ana joining Christopher Murray's Mongoose (USA) which finished ARC+ in 11 days and 23 hours.

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