ARC Youth team selected; six St. Lucians included

World Cruising Club has revealed the twelve crew members who have been selected to sail on board the ARC Youth Team yacht as part of the 2019 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. 

The initiative brings together ambitious young people from Gran Canaria, Saint Lucia and the UK to sail across the Atlantic on board a Tall Ships Youth Trust 72 foot Challenger yacht, supported by a professional skipper and mate and experienced watch leaders. 

All aged from 18 to 30, the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean will be an incredible adventure for the young participants, and one that they will all remember for the rest of their lives.

Funding for the initiative has been raised from benefactors in Gran Canaria and Saint Lucia.

The professional skipper, Gary Rutherford has sailed with the past three editions of the ARC so the Youth Team crew are in experienced hands. 

The team members are: Skipper – Gary Rutherford – Male, 27; Mate – Sam Morley – Male, 25; the two Watch leaders from the Tall Ships Youth Trust (to be announced).

Other team members are:

  • Gabie Chreiki – Female, 23 – Saint Lucia
  • Adonai Modeste – Male, 19 – Saint Lucia
  • Krishna Joseph – Female, 21 – Saint Lucia
  • Neil Melius – Male, 26 – Saint Lucia
  • Chrisanki Flood – Male, 21 – Saint Lucia
  • Tyrus Antoine – Male, 20 – Saint Lucia
  • Enrique Diez Fernandez – Male, 22, Gran Canaria
  • Ada Garcia-Ferrandez Saavedra – Female, 19 – Gran Canaria
  • Ariana Lorenzo Zambrero – Female, 30 – Gran Canaria
  • Michele Garcia – Male, 24 – Gran Canaria
  • Hugo O’Kelly – Male, 18 – UK
  • Lucas Pritchard-Jones – Male, 18 – UK