Kali completes 2019 RORC Transat

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Team Kali arrive at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina © RORC/Arthur Daniel

Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina © RORC/Arthur Daniel

Benedikt Clauberg's Swiss First 47.7 Kali finished the RORC Transatlantic Race on 11 December, completing the 3,000nm race in 18 days 08 hours 28 mins and 18 secs. Kali was competing for the second year in a row and beat their finish time for 2018 by nearly 18 hours.

“It feels great to beat our time from last year as we have been working hard on the performance of the boat,” commented Kali's Benedikt Clauberg. “This year was much harder due to a lot of squalls, but we have a very enthusiastic team who wanted to change sails even when they were tired, and that made a difference. We are here for the Caribbean season and our arch rivals EH01 were also racing here in the ARC. We saw them on AIS and had a little chat and also managed to pass them twice! It feels like coming home when we arrived in Grenada because we know Charlotte (Fairhead) and all the Port Louis Marina staff.”

Kali approaching the finish line at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada - Photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Kali approaching the finish line at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada - Photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Kali was the last yacht to finish the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race and will be competing at regattas in the region, including the RORC Caribbean 600 which will start from Fort Charlotte Antigua on Monday 24th February, 2019.

Chinel Sandy from the Grenada Tourism Authority presented Kali with a basket of Grenadian goods - Photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Chinel Sandy from the Grenada Tourism Authority presented Kali with a basket of Grenadian goods - Photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel