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ARC+ 2022 - Second time taking part and top step on the podium for Piment Rouge

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This time, Piment Rouge weren’t first across the line - they were beaten by a Mylius 60 in the A Class - but they won the Multihull division on corrected time. Note that the catamaran arrived three and a half days earlier than last year! An excellent performance, though it was a close call: Helia 2, another Outremer 51, US-flagged this time, was barely two hours behind! Third place went to Balance 3, a Finnish Lagoon 42. At the prize-giving ceremony held at Prickly Bay marina, on the south coast of Grenada, Pierre de Saint Vincent, the skipper of Piment Rouge, really put on a show. A big fan of heavy metal music and partying in general, he managed to rouse the enthusiasm of the 400 crew members who attended. There were 27 nationalities represented among the participants, with ages ranging from 3 to 76 years old... And among the 91 boats, 20 were multihulls. The craze for blue water cruising is such that Paul Tetlow, the new Managing Director of the World Cruising Club, made mention during an interview with Multihulls World of an ARC reserved just for multihulls, with the finish maybe taking place at an anchorage rather than in a marina... Watch this space!

Positions in compensated time for the second ARC+ leg between Mindelo (Cape Verde) and St. Georges (Grenada) – 2,150 theoretical miles
1 - Piment Rouge, Outremer 51, 11 days 12 hours 20 minutes 05 seconds
2 - Helia 2, Outremer 51, 11 days 13 hours 59 minutes 52 seconds
3 - Balance 3, Lagoon 42, 11 days 23 hours 10 minutes 39 seconds

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