.................................Yacht CHANTELLE GBR 9812 R

Yacht Chantelle GBR 9812 R
42 ft Beneteau First 42 S7

OVERALL WINNER (Class C)
World ARC 2008 - 2009
...next .... ARC Europe 2009

Bruce Farr designed Racer / Cruiser
The best of both worlds !
Probably one of Beneteau's best all-round designs


                                                      John Hayman

Chantelle is en route for Tortola for the Start
of the ARC Europe 2009 race


CLICK HERE TO GO TO CHANTELLE'S
ARC EUROPE 2009 WEBPAGE



Previously .......................

OVERALL WINNER (Class C) World ARC 2008 - 2009


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We acknowledge with many thanks the images
and text that we have used from WorldCruising and other WARC fleet yachts



Latest position, news & photos ..




CHANTELLE is currently ...  in Rodney Bay, St Lucia
where she is now out on the Hard to be cleaned & anti-fouled



Special thanks to Julie who crewed over halfway round the world with us

and who's returning home from St Lucia

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Parade to the Finish at Rodney Bay, St.Lucia

It was a case of “Follow my leader” on Saturday 28th March as the World ARC fleet gathered together for one last time for the journey from Marigot Bay to Rodney Bay and the official finish of World ARC 2008/09. After a journey of over 23,000 nautical miles, the last 10 miles was covered in a spirit of festive fun with a Parade of Sail taking the yachts to their final destination at Rodney Bay Marina, where the rally began back in January 2008.

Falling in line-astern behind Northern Sky, the fleet was joined by local yachts from the St.Lucia Yacht Club to rally the fleet around Castries Harbour and then across a symbolic finish line laid in Rodney Bay. Each yacht was greeted by loud hoots and cheers from well-wishers, signifying the end of their world circumnavigation from St.Lucia to St.Lucia. Amongst those enjoying the spectacle was Mr Louis Lewis, the Director of Tourism in St.Lucia, aboard a yacht loaned by The Moorings – the suitably named Finish Line!

Whilst the yachts have been wandering the globe, Rodney Bay Marina has been completely revamped with new pontoons and services laid-on, allowing the whole World ARC fleet to dock together at the end of their journey. There were warm embraces and heartfelt emotions as crews greeted each other on the pontoons before transferring to the official dockside welcome party hosted by Rodney Bay Marina and the St.Lucia Tourist Board and sponsored by Heineken and Digicel. Under a blazing tropical Caribbean sun, crews enjoyed ice cold rum punch and the uplifting sound of steel-pan music kicking off the final celebration of the rally, culminating at the final prize giving party this evening.






Kim's best friend, Lynn, is joining Chantelle in Tortola
for the trip to Bermuda

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18 March 2009

" " Grenada's Minister for Foreign Affairs & Tourism, Peter David, once again visited the World ARC sailors to learn more about their experiences and hear their views on Grenada as a yachting destination. He also thanked everyone for visiting, and wished the fleet a great cruise north. After a very successful stopover in the new Port Louis Marina, the fleet are now back at sea for the final cruising leg to St Lucia. Yachts are likely to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines before their scheduled rendezvous at Marigot Bay on 26 March. The pace of the rally has eased down deliberately, allowing crew to relax, recharge, and arrive in Rodney Bay ready to celebrate their amazing achievement, a complete circumnavigation together in only 15 months ! " "




CREWING

If you have off-shore sailing experience, especially trans-ocean
and would like to have your name added to our Substitute Crew-list
in the event that any existing or scheduled crew-members
have to withdraw, please contact our Crew Co-ordinator
at Chantelle Race Control, UK HQ with full details, age, photo etc
(email address & fax no. at the bottom of this page)
No time-wasters, please !


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We acknowledge with many thanks the images
and text that we have used from WorldCruising and other WARC fleet yachts


Kim             John            Julie




Karen Scott, who joined Chantelle
for the Cape - Bahia Leg, flew back home from Recife



The Results for the Capetown to Bahia Leg are as follows:

        1st: Viva (Hallberg Rassy 42F) 2nd: Chantelle (Beneteau First 42S7) 3rd: Windflower III (Bavaria 46). 



CREWING

If you have off-shore sailing experience, especially trans-ocean
and would like to have your name added to our Substitute Crew-list
in the event that any existing or scheduled crew-members
have to withdraw, please contact our Crew Co-ordinator
at Chantelle Race Control, UK HQ by email or fax (see below)
with full details, age, photo etc.


No time-wasters, please !

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CONTACTING Yacht CHANTELLE RACE CONTROL

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Fax: +44 (0) 870 133 6623

WORLD ARC 2008 - 2009
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