As the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2013 kicked off on Sunday from Gran Canaria, so too did the symbolic Flotilla leave the Castries to Rodney Bay marina in St. Lucia. The Digicel management team was on board the Mac Daddy vessel.
As over 250 yachts departed from Las Palmas, dozens of registered seaworthy crafts set off from the Castries harbour. The ARC Flotilla celebrates the official start of the 28th anniversary of the 2013 Atlantic Rally Cruisers.
Digicel, platinum sponsors of this year’s ARC festival, took part in the 8th staging of the Flotilla. The three Digicel sailing vessels namely ‘Julia’, captained by Luke Hamilton; ‘Mac Daddy’, captained by Rhory McNamara; and ‘One Time’, captained by Morris Moffat had an extraordinary journey from start to finish.
Siobhan Alexander, head of operations at Digicel said the ARC Flotilla was a great success.
“We were all delighted that the 28th staging of the ARC embraced Digicel once again as the platinum sponsors for the 6th year. ARC 2013 promises to be extraordinary and Digicel is working closely with the St Lucia Tourist Board and IGY to provide a unique experience to our visitors.”
The annual transatlantic rally starting each November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has now become the most popular way to cross the Atlantic. The largest trans-ocean sailing event in the world, the ARC brings together over 200 yachts yearly from all over the world heading to the Caribbean destination, Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. This year Digicel has extended its sponsorship of events to include the Digicel steel pan play off which will be held in the community of Gros-Islet.
Digicel looks forward to the upcoming weeks where the first boat will be warmly welcomed to the St. Lucian shores. While on island, the visiting sailors will stay connected with friends and family back home via all the services available on the Digicel network.