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Irish ARC Sailors Cross The Atlantic in Time for Christmas in St. Lucia

11th December 2016
Storme Delaney from Sandycove in County Dublin completed the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers on board Andrew Middleton's Beneteau First 47.7, EHO1 Storme Delaney from Sandycove in County Dublin completed the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers on board Andrew Middleton's Beneteau First 47.7, EHO1

At least three Irish flagged boats as well as a number of international boats with Irish crew onboard have finished or are nearing the Caribbean finish of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers having crossed from Gran Canaria up to a fortnight ago.

Nicholas Musgrave's Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 50DS Jasmine and Diamuid Good's X–yacht Exhale, both from Cork, are close on the St. Lucia finish line while the home–built yacht Rogue Trader from Newry in County Down is also due to finish this weekend. Rogue Trader's exploits were previously reported on Afloat.ie here.

Storme Delaney from Sandycove in County Dublin and a member of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of a number of Irish sailors among an international line–up of crews across the 215–boat ARC fleet. 

Delaney, who is a regular competitor at Cork Week and Calves Week completed the 2700–mile trip on board Andrew Middleton's Beneteau First 47.7, EHO1. Delaney previously sailed in Antigua Race Week 2009 and 2010 and sailed in the 2014 Round Ireland Race from Wicklow on board the Sigma 38 State O'Chassis.

More on the ARC here.

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