, 2022-11-30 10:24:12,
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority [SLTA] in collaboration with Events Company of Saint Lucia [ESL] Inc., is all set to accommodate fleets from the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – ARC and ARC January – as the yachters set to cross the 2700 nautical mile journey from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, for the 2022/2023 edition.
Additionally, next January and February, the island will host two World ARC fleets when they begin their ‘round the world voyage’ from the IGY Rodney Bay Marina.
Recently, the SLTA and IGY signed an agreement with World Cruising Club, for Saint Lucia to host the World ARC Rally for another three years. The fleet are scheduled to begin their circumnavigation each January and return after a round the world adventure 16 months later in April.
According to the local organizers, the first rally to touch down in Saint Lucia is ARC 2022 with 24 children ages 2-16 amongst the 800 crew members aboard 145 vessels, representing 36 nationalities.
The fleet set sail on November 20 and are expected to spend at least 18-21 days at sea on the open ocean for the traditional cruising yachts. The majority of the vessels are expected to arrive in Rodney Bay by December, 13 ahead of the ARC Prize Giving Ceremony on December, 17.
While expressing the authorities commitment to the renowned event, Tourism Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire remarked, “The ARC is undoubtedly an income generator for the island, and we are most proud of the share of the…
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