ARC 2010 – RORC Racing Division - Swan 80, Berenice first to finish
After a struggle with unseasonal winds, Marco Rodolfi in the Swan 80 Berenice lead the RORC Racing Division fleet of the ARC 2010 into Rodney Bay Marina yesterday (Sunday 5th December 2010), crossing the line at 09:57:06 local time, a little over 14 days since the start from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Berenice, the Italian crewed Swan 80, made an impressive sight as she rounded the northwest corner of Saint Lucia under full main and spinnaker.
After their enthusiastic dockside reception skipper Marco Rodolfi spoke about the crossing: "We had some tough conditions, with 6 hours of headwinds blowing 35 to 40 knots early on in the trip, but the last three days have been fantastic down wind sailing. We are all very pleased to be here in Saint Lucia." Now safely docked, the crew can look forward to many parties and activities on the lovely island of St Lucia.Marco Rodolfi's plans to race Berenice in the RORC Caribbean 600 in February 2011