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ARC 2022 - The world's largest ocean-going fleet arrives in St. Lucia!

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Discover our complete video of the start of the ARC

For this 2022 edition of the ARC (the original route, with the first having taken place in 1986, though there are now three Atlantic ARCs), it was indeed a multihull that led the pack: the American ORC 50 Malolo was able to manage the strong winds that accompanied the start from Las Palmas, followed by calms in the middle of the ocean, and to be the first to board the train that is the trade winds. As a result, Tom Kassberg and his crew had the luxury of crossing the finish line in Rodney Bay a full two days ahead of the second multihull, the French-flagged Outremer 55 Catarsis, and three days before the first monohull... They were almost getting bored waiting, sat under the coconut trees in St. Lucia! Especially since the prize-giving ceremony was held another two weeks later, the time for most of the other competitors to finish their crossing... 10 competitors, delayed by technical problems at the start or on passage were still at sea. This great celebration which closed the ARC 2022 was also the occasion for the outgoing director of the World Cruising Club, Andrew Bishop, to bid farewell to the crews, to all his team and to the team from St. Lucia - the link which unites the island and the ARC was established 33 years ago. You can discover a portrait of this discreet man in the Who’s Who feature in our forthcoming edition of Multihulls World, #188.

Positions on corrected time between Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and Rodney Bay (St. Lucia) - 2,700 theoretical miles
1 - Malolo, ORC 50, 14 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes and 32 seconds
2 - Catarsis, Outremer 55, 17 days, 10 hours, 6 minutes and 40 seconds
3 - Mustic', Neel 43, 18 days, 23 hours, 1 minute and 51 seconds

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