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ARC 2011: Die Transatlantik-Regatta ist gestartet

Start zur 26. Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC)

Die 26. Transatlantik-Regatta Atlantic Rally 2011 for Cruisers (ARC) ist heute, Sonntag, 20. November 2011, von Gran Canaria gestartet. Ziel der aus 2117 Booten und 1188 Seglern bestehenden Flotte ist die 2700 nautische Meilen entfernte Rodney Bay auf St. Lucia (Windward Islands) in der Karibik.

26. Atlantik Rally for Cruisers (ARC) gestartet

ARC 2011: 217 Yachten auf Gran Canaria gestartet

Las Palmas (SP) Die 26. Transatlantik-Regatta Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) ist heute, Sonntag, 20. November 2011, von Gran Canaria gestartet. Ziel der aus 2117 Booten und 1188 Seglern bestehenden Flotte ist die 2700 nautische Meilen entfernte Rodney Bay auf St. Lucia (Windward Islands) in der Karibik. Alle Boote kann man in Echtzeit verfolgen: Sie haben die neueste Version des Yellowbrick YB3-Trackers an Bord. Link: http://www.worldcruising.com/arc/viewer.aspx.

Live-Positionen der 26. ARC

Die Yachten der 26. Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) kann online live verfolgen.

Perfect conditions for the start of the 26th ARC

Las Palmas (SP) The 26th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia. A brisk northerly wind and blue sky provided perfect conditions for a downwind start and a swift departure for the first part of the passage across the Atlantic. 217 boats and 1,188 people, including 26 aged under 18, are sailing in this year's edition of the world's most popular transocean rally.

First boats to cross the start line

While the ARC is a cruising rally, there is a start and finish line, and the boats are split into divisions according to size, type and competition. At 12.30 GMT the gun on the Spanish naval ship fired for the start of the catamarans and open divisions. First catamaran across the line was Catana 47 Rafale (FRA), followed by Lagoon 620 Foxy Lady (GBR) then Privelège 745 Cattitude (GBR). With 30 catamarans and one trimaran, this is a record-breaking year for multihull entries in the ARC; making it the largest-ever ocean crossing by catamarans.

The open division was lead by round-the-world veteran maxi Rothmans (SWE), closely followed by trimaran Rayon Vert (FRA) and Med Spirit (RUS), then the ARC's largest yacht, 31.6m Oceans Seven2 (FRA); all popping their spinnakers as they crossed the line. Med Spirit and Rayon Vert were both averaging 15 knots as they accelerated away from Las Palmas.

In the IRC racing division, run under the auspices of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), the 22-boat fleet was lead across the line at 12.45 by Swan 56 Clem (ESP), Akilaria 40 Vaquita (AUT) and IMX-45 Maline (NOR). Scarlet Oyster (GBR) headed-up a tight group of five yachts, all flying spinnakers.

The cruising division is the largest group of ARC yachts, with 145 boats. Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Buzios VII (POR) flew their blue and yellow spinnaker across the line at 13.00, and were followed by Shipman 63 Bepa (RUS), Elphin II (GBR), Lazy Days (ITA), Uxorious IV (USA) and Splendid (NED). The remaining yachts followed closely behind, most staying with white sails.

ARC crossing record

All boats are now on their way to Saint Lucia, 2,700 nautical miles to the west. The weather forecast suggests moderate north-easterly trade winds for the first few days, enabling the boats to make good mileage, although the fastest boats may experience lighter winds as they get closer to the Caribbean.

The ARC crossing record is 11 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 30 seconds, set by Italian maxi yacht Capricorno (Rinaldo Del Bono), in 2006. Trimaran Rayon Vert (FRA) could potentially make the crossing in 9 -11 days, assuming the wind holds, and Med Spirit (RUS) are also keen to set a new record.

Farewell to Las Palmas

In the two weeks of ARC activities in Las Palmas, the boats and crews become an important part of the city, and they always receive a warm send-off. Boats left the docks accompanied by a salsa band and calls of support from Don Pedro at the Texaco station, and thousands of well-wishers lined the seafront to wave off the boats on their Atlantic adventure.

Some of the crews provided spectators with a show as they left: skipper Stewart on Fair Lady (NOR) was dressed as a 'fair lady'; the crews of Gunvør XL (CAN) and Dantes (GER) lined up for a Mexican wave; trumpeters played on Pipaluk (ITA) and Chiscos (GBR); and the entire crew of Chilli Chilli (GBR), Great Escape (GBR) and Sophistikate (GBR) dressed up in costume. Four boats were unable to start and will follow the fleet next week, but Grateful Red (USA) were towed out - keen to leave despite engine failure.

Follow the fleet

All ARC boats are fitted with the latest version of the Yellowbrick YB3 trackers, allowing family and friends to follow the fleet from the comfort of home. As well as position, the online Fleet Viewer displays heading, speed and boat information. Wind direction and speed is also shown. Follow the fleet online at http://www.worldcruising.com/arc/viewer.aspx.

Fakten zur ARC

Start: ARC 2011 departed from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 20 November.

Finish: The finish destination is Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia, a distance of 2,700 nautical miles from Las Palmas and it is a passage that will take most of the yachts between 16 and 21 days.

The ARC is a fun rally for cruising yachts. Boats are allowed to motor, although motoring times are taken into account when calculating the results.
The ARC Racing Division is run under the auspices of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) using IRC ratings. Yachts in the Racing Division are not permitted to use their engines for propulsion.

Entries: ARC Official Entry list - www.worldcruising.com/arc

Tracking: follow the ARC boats online using the Fleet Viewer www.worldcruising.com/arc/viewer.aspx and read their at-sea blogs www.worldcruising.com/arc/dailylogs.aspx
The first ARC left Las Palmas in 1986 and has run every year since.

The current ARC course record is 11 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 30 seconds, held by Italian maxi yacht Capricorno (Rinaldo Del Bono), in ARC 2006
ARC 2011 is sponsored by the Tourist Board of Gran Canaria, the Port Authority of Las Palmas, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, and is run in association with Yachting World magazine.




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