Twenty nine yachts from thirteen countries are making the voyage around the world in the 2019/ 2020 World Arc.  

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 the yachters commenced their journey sailing out of the IGY Rodney Bay Marina.

A cocktail reception was held to bid the sailors farewell on Thursday, January 11, 2019 at the Hi-Tide Restaurant, Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa. 

In wishing the yachters well on their 15-month adventure, Acting CEO of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, Mrs. Tiffany Howard, encouraged the participants to, “Take Saint Lucia with you and tell everyone about us as you circumnavigate the globe on this incredible journey.”

She also noted the SLTA had moved its offices to premises just across the street from the Marina in order to serve their needs better.