ARC 2016 ends with an Evening of Celebration
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board, in collaboration with the World Cruising Club and the IGY Rodney Bay Marina, is happy with what, by all accounts, has been another successful year. An evening of celebration held last Saturday at the Beausejour Indoor Sporting Facility recognised the overall achievements of the 202 yachts and their crews who made the trans-oceanic journey. Prizes were awarded to the fastest and the slowest, the youngest and the oldest, and a number of other categories highlighting some of the race’s most exceptional participants.
The most coveted prize, the Spirit of the ARC Award, went to Swedish Skipper Michael Ryking. His efforts to rescue a stranded crew in Antigua and help them cross the finish line in Saint Lucia best embodied the spirit of goodwill and enthusiasm that is ARC and rightfully earned him the noteworthy recognition.
The overall winner of the Racing Division, Skipper George David and his Rambler 88 crew, received a rousing applause