28N 15W, Grand Canaria, Canary Islands

IDEA Sailing
Idea Yacht Racing Ltd
Thu 21 Nov 2013 21:08
Hello hello and welcome back to the world of IDEA.

My name is Marc Gentilin I will be keeping you informed of the goings on onboard IDEA as we are once again preparing to embark on a journey across the ocean. For those of you that have followed previous trips this one is going to be slightly different. We are not just delivering IDEA as we have in the past, but will be racing to St. Lucia in the racing division of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers or the ARC. With us we will have Clint Brooks; Captain as usual, and myself as crew. Joining us for the race will be 9 crew members who will be introduced to over the next few days.

The race start is Sunday 24th November. You can go to the event website to explore their information which includes a fleet tracker. Now you'll have dozens of boats to compare our performance with. ARC website can be found here =>

For all you Tacticians, Naviguessers you can find decent weather information and forecasts here =>

Look down the menu of regions on the left margin of the page and you will find a section titled "Featured Races". The first choice in that menu is an ARC specific forecast entitled "Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC)".

After an interesting Mediterranean season, having been to some very cool places it'll be good to be sailing toward warmer waters again, and right here is where you will find all the shenanigans and foibles of IDEA and her crew.

TTFN - Ta Ta For Now