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Saint Lucian Racing Team to Participate in ARC 2016

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is the largest trans-ocean sailing event.
Each November; over 200 yachts set off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and cross the Atlantic Ocean to Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia.
The rally has 3 divisions; multi-hull; racing and cruising class.
For the 1st time in Saint Lucian history; a group of young sailors will partake in the racing aspect of the ARC.
On September 23rd; the Saint Lucia Tourist Board met with corporate partners to garner support for the sailors to transport themselves and sailboat to Las Palmas.
For Arc 2016; the SLTB wants more public participation.

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2016 marks the 31st edition of the Arc.
The World Arc also falls in line with the traditional ARC and Arc plus activity.
Unlike Arc; the rally starts and ends in Saint Lucia.

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Saint Lucia’s racing team comprises 6-members with 10 years of experience in sailing.
They are ready to represent Saint Lucia.

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Saint Lucia is celebrating 27 years of ARC.
Organizers of Arc have registered record numbers; over 300 boats have signed up to participate; 51 more than last year.
Annually; Saint Lucia the yachting sector receives over 30,000 visitors.

 

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