Hallucine leads the ARC fleet into Saint Lucia

At 00:52:47 on Friday 6th December, Rodney Bay welcomed the first arrival of ARC 2019, French flagged Marsaudon TS5 Hallucine. 

Led by experienced ocean sailor Régis Guillemot, the crew of 50ft multihull have had a great blast across the Atlantic, clocking up a record day of 385nm, an average speed of 15.2knts, and sailing under main and asymmetric the whole way. 

The winning formula was a combination of strategy, filet mignon and a competitive crew, aiming to beat one another’s helm speeds as they zoomed across the ocean!

The crew, Régis Guillemot, his wife Veronique Le Gall, Yves Pellisson and Pierre Louis Delarue were jubilant to reach Saint Lucia in an elapsed time of 11 days, 16 hours, 52 minutes and 47 seconds and sailed tactically south to pick up the trades.