Posted by: asolare | 13/12/2007

ARC 2007 Daily Log 17: 12 Dec 2007

We have arrived!

We crossed the finish line at 11 mins past midnight (St Lucian time – 0410 UTC) this morning and were safely tied to the pontoon by 2345hrs – and in a Bar by 2355 – just in time for last orders. In bed by 0230 and up again at 0730 – the Skipper made a quick dash to beat the queue of other crews trying to get their damaged sails into the sail Makers for repair! Clare and I took a wander along the pontoons to see who else had arrived. Having been Net Controllers during the crossing, the name ASOLARE is well known – so proudly sporting our Crew T-shirts we have been invited aboard for numerous cups of Coffee with many offers of beer later! It’s now midday so the next 6 hours will be hard graft to get the boat clean and make small repairs and complete all our arrival documentation prior tour first official commitment of the day – The ARC Arrival party hosted by the St Lucian Yacht Club on the beach this evening.

Thank you to all of you who have been reading our logs and following our progress – it was really nice to know you were out there supporting us. We are still communicating by Sat Phone, but hope to figure out an internet café at some point tomorrow – so a proper email then.

Thanks once again – we have had a great time and a fabulous experience! – Crew of ASOLARE

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