23 Lagoons To Join Atlantic Rally For Cruisers
Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
The start of the 31st edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) will be given in Las Palmas, Spain on Sunday, Nov 20 2016. It's been 11 years that Lagoon has been taking part in this transatlantic gentleman sailor's regatta connecting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia. Among the 42 competing multihulls, 23 are Lagoons’.
(Photos: Tom Wright / Lagoon - Lagoon 400 Vaares)
Among them, eight will take part in the ARC+, a rally connecting the same destinations as the ARC by way of Cape Verde, which was a success for Lagoon last year.
The 380 Havhunden had finished first in the corrected time ranking of the 2015 ARC, followed by another Lagoon, the 400 Vaares. Moreover, six Lagoon catamarans had finished in the ARC overall top 10, including a 39 that won the fourth position in corrected time.
Ever since Lagoon took part in this event, its catamarans have won first places in the Multihulls Divisions of the ARC and ARC+ nearly every year. The winning crews' notable efforts and the significant number of Lagoon Owners made these excellent results possible.
(Lagoon 380 Havhunden)
The imposing equipment that is necessary for a long trip can have a negative impact on the velocity of some catamarans. Lagoon catamarans have been conceived by VPLP architects to offer a great comfort, which will not decrease the sailing performance of the boat. The available payload on Lagoons is significant and ready for welcoming all the necessary on-board comfort. The shapes of hulls enable this load while maintaining high average speeds.
These Lagoon catamarans have won the ARC or ARC+:
2015: 380 Havhunden, first in ARC+ Multihulls Division in corrected time
2013: 620 Enigma, first in ARC+ Multihulls Division in corrected time
2012: 560 Feliz, first in ARC Multihulls Division in real time
2011: 560 Blue Ocean, first in ARC Multihulls Division in corrected time and third in ARC Multihulls Division in real time
2010: 620 Lady Boubou, first in ARC Multihulls Division and 11th overall in real time
As in every year, all catamaran Owners taking part in this event are invited a few days before the big start to a presentation about multihull crossing followed by a cocktail reception.