The wind is blowing sails into Gros Islet’s Rodney Bay Marina this week, as yachts participating within the thirty fourth Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) proceed arriving at the tip of the world’s biggest annual yachting race.
IGY Rodney Bay, which runs the marina, has already been welcoming and hosting crews after their grueling trip across the Atlantic.
As of last weekend, the marina is a growing hive of activity, as the same old three-week party-like atmosphere is maintained while yachts arrive each day.
IGY reported the arrival of the primary yachts on December 3, opening the best way for some 900 crew on 141 yachts that set sail from the Canary Islands in November.
This week will see more yachts and drained crew arriving to sparkling welcomes of gifts, food, drinks — and music.
Crew normally spend between one week and a fortnight on the island scooping-in the varied entertainment packages organized – this yr under the restraints of the observance of COVID-19 protocols.
ARC 2021 is predicted to pump $10.3 million into the economy over the three weeks of activities for sailors and in some cases their families from around the globe.