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Unprecedented in the 29 year history of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the ARC Course Record has been broken for a second consecutive year following ideal trade wind sailing for the largest trans ocean rally. Leopard by Finland crossed the finish line in Rodney Bay Saint Lucia at 9:51 pm on December 2nd smashing the ARC Course Record by 2 days 6 hours 45 minutes and 19 seconds.
 
Sailing across the Atlantic from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in a total of 8 days 14 hours, 39 minutes and 51 seconds, the 10 Finnish adventurers alongside Leopard's regular 'pro' crew headed by skipper Chris Sherlock, celebrated successfully completing the Finnish-led transatlantic record attempt that has been over a year in the planning.

After a breezy preparation period in Las Palmas that saw the start delayed by 22 hours due to strong winds locally, the ARC fleet have enjoyed text-book trade wind sailing for the first week at sea that has meant two of the three fleet leaders will make landfall within the previous record time.
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