ARC 2016 ends with an Evening of Cel­e­bra­tion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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

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