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ARC Rally Photos

Here are some photos of the ARC Rally. Moonshadow romps across Rodney Bay to be the 19th yacht to finish the ARC Trans-Atlantic Rally out of 233 starters.

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ARC Rally, Day 18

Hi All! Moonshadow finished the ARC Rally today at 1251 St. Lucia time today and is safely in the marina.  She was the 19th yacht to cross the finish line out of 233 yachts that started the rally in Las … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 17

With St. Lucia just over the horizon, the MooCrew swear they can smell the pina coladas and hear the faint sounds of steel drums. These delusions are typical of sailors who have been at sea for too long. After all … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 16

We’re happy to be in the trade winds, but they are not giving us much of a break. The winds are generally less than forecast, but up and down between 14 and 22 knots. They are also quite shifty, and … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 15

Cowabunga!  Surf’s up and we’re moving along nicely.  The northwest swell we were climbing over has slowly clocked around to the north-northeast and we’re starting to get some nice surfs when the winds freshen up.  With winds in the low … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 14

For the first time in our Atlantic Crossing, we have spent the entire day sailing directly toward St. Lucia.  With 15-17 knots on our beam, we spent yesterday afternoon reaching with the shy kite at speeds between 8 and 10 … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 13

We’re heading west on the trade wind express!  After a frustrating afternoon of light and shifty breezes clocking from south to north, a steady breeze from the north-northeast filled in just before happy hour.  We set a shy kite, our … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 12

The trade winds stopped trading yesterday afternoon and we have been slowly but steadily working our way through (hopefully) the last patch of light and variable winds before we can get on the westbound train to Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.  … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 11

The trade winds remain fickle.  In the last 24 hours, wind speeds have ranged from less than one knot to a peak of 30 knots and have come from almost every direction.  The MooCrew have been working very hard trimming, … Continue reading

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ARC Rally, Day 10

After ten days of clawing our way southward, we’ve finally found the trade winds. We’ve given up on trying to better Moonshadow’s last ARC Rally time of just under 14 days and now are just shooting to beat Christopher Columbus’ … Continue reading

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