Saturday, January 8, 2011

World ARC Fleet leaves Hout Bay for St Helena and Brazil

The World ARC Rally fleet departed Hout Bay Saturday 8 Jan at noon exactly. The start was set in the middle of Hout Bay, in perfect weather - 12 kts of wind, flat sea, and warm conditions. Once again we were graced by a cannon shot - from East Fort this time, under command of Master Gunner Jeremy Hele. A small flotilla of local Hout Bay boats went out to join the fun and have a little sail in the bay. Just the sort of thing Hout Bay was meant for!
While the ARC fleet pursued their dreams en route to Brazil, locals were more than content in the flat waters about 50m off the beach. Pictured below is the crew of Footloose, under the able command of Peter and Cathy Roeloffze, more than suitably qualified for this kind of event - they own and run the prestigious Hout Bay Vineyards!