We are delighted to announce that FARFALLA, the SW102, crossed the finish line of the 30th edition of the ARC last night to take second place in real time, from Las Palmas to St. Lucia.
While they may have missed out on first place, the competition would have been hard to beat, as the VO65 ‘Team Brunel’ took line honours and completed the race in a record breaking 8d 7h 39m 30s, beating the previous record set by the super-maxi Farr 100 ‘Leopard’.
After 11 days 6 hours 30 mins (and 46 seconds) at sea and just over 3000nm covered, FARFALLA crossed the finish line at 19.15 local time with her Owner and crew receiving the inaugural ice cold glass of rum punch as they arrived on the dock! Despite losing two kites, the first on day 4, the second on day 9, there were few other setbacks and with plenty of whale sightings, a well fed and happy Owner and crew and some fantastic sailing, the ARC has lived up to its reputation as being a ‘must do’ for any keen sailor.
There is no time to rest however for FARFALLA’s permanent crew as she heads to Antigua to prepare for her first charter of the season in the Grenadines.
Lenght: 31.78 m
Designer: Farr Yacht Design – Nauta Design