The annual ARC migration to the Caribbean is again underway with an impressive number of yachts gathering in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria in preparation for their crossing to St Lucia.
With the ARC always oversubscribed, 2013 sees organiser World Cruising Club introduce a new, almost concurrent sibling event to the ARC, the ARC+ which started on 10 November two weeks prior to the 25 November ARC departure.
Designed to reduce the trans-ocean rally waiting list, the ‘plus’ presents the powerful attraction of an itinerary changing stop-over at Mindelo in the Cape Verdes islands.
To the envy of other marques, Oyster Yachts have a fleet of over 18 taking part this year and the company’s Customer Services’ field team are on hand as ever checking and servicing systems and kit to help owners and crew confidently make ready for the Atlantic crossing ahead.
Three of the 18 Oysters are among the 43 entries sailing this new route.