Slow Road to St. Lucia

In the curtain call of an Atlantic crossing that had proved frustratingly slow for many of the 186 participants in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the 37ft classic wooden sloop crossed the finish line in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, on Christmas morning, over a month after the start from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. The Hillyard 9-Tonner had been delayed more than a week by rigging problems and her doublehanded crew pushed the venerable vessel as hard as they dared. In the meantime, she had been voted Most Beautiful Yacht at the

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