Arcona 465, Arya, 2nd monohull to finish ARC+


Huge congratulations to Tor-Anders Puck & family on board Arcona 465, Arya of Norway who finished the ARC+ (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Plus, via Cape Verde) on 3rd December 2021. They completed 2464nm in 14 days at sea and were the second monohull to finish out of all ARC+ boats participating.

The ARC+ departed from Gran Canaria on 19th November 2021, in a fleet of over 70 boats and the first leg took them to Cape Verde. The second leg finished in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada.

Tor-Anders Puck on Arya spoke of quite strong winds and lots of squalls during their Atlantic crossing. Upon their arrival in Grenada, Tor-Anders said “Some nights we had 12 hours of continuous squalls and it was quite hard. My brother and I were steering all the time; more or less two hours on and two hours off, so we are quite tired, but happy. The children got a little bored as 14 days at sea is quite a long time. They will have a good time here in the marina and with friends when they arrive.”

The Puck family were the second monohull and the fifth boat out of all boats on the ARC+ to arrive in Grenada. The crew are proud to have sailed all the way with zero engine hours, whereas the first monohull to cross the finish line registered 85 engine hours. Tor-Anders and family are delighted with their achievement overall.

As you can see from the photo there were lots of beaming smiles as the crew received their spice island welcome from the ARC+ yellow shirts and representatives from the Grenada Tourism Authority.

Photo with thanks to the ARC+ team and Arthur Daniel Photography.