Congratulations to the crew of Italian flagged yacht 12 Nacira 69 for taking ARC 2021 line honours in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, arriving in the early hours of Friday 3 December 2021.
Crossing the line at 03:16:45 local time, following an exciting race to the line with their closest rivals on Guyader Saveol , the crew of the stunning Vismara carbon racer received the warmest of welcomes to Saint Lucia despite the early hour.
Calm winds at the start of the rally, which departed from Las Palmas on Sunday 21 November, were not on the wish list for this sleek 23 meter monohull but as the trade winds finally picked up they made good time during the second half of their 3,188 NM route reaching up to incredible speeds of 28kts.
Spokesperson for the crew, Matteo Grassi, said “Most of the crew have experienced the crossing before but we didn’t expect to get so much wind in the last few days and we did almost 400 NM in one day, the boat is just a missile.”
12 Nacira 69 is owned by Diego Paternò Castello di San Giuliano and Federico Marchi, and skippered on the ARC by Federico Dosso. The crew includes Italian mini-transat sailor Ambrogio Beccaria and yacht designers Matteo Tognetti, Edoardo Mazzucco, and Bernardo Zin.