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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Underway

The 22nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) kicked off yesterday morning with 235 boats sailing across the starting line in fresh 20-knot winds. Racers are undoubtedly pleased that the 2,700-mile jaunt to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia is expected to be done entirely in idyllic tradewind conditions.

The 2007 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers started yesterday from Las Palmas.

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Once again, the ARC is offering armchair enthusiasts the chance to follow the fleet at For more on the rally, head on over to

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Ouch! Just when they were probably thinking about getting out the docklines and fenders.
The 40-year-old ‘eco-cruise ship’ Explorer sank after hitting an iceberg in Antarctica. Chilean Air Force
©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC That’s what the brochures said, and that’s what the 100 passengers aboard the 250-ft ‘eco-cruise ship’ Explorer got.