Lupa Spice it Up for Line Honours Victory
It was a tired but elated crew on Lupa of London, Jeremy Pilkington’s British Baltic 78, that crossed the finish line of the inaugural 2014 RORC Transatlantic Race, off Quarantine Point, Grenada today at 11:38:55 UTC. As they sealed their Line Honours win and secured the International Maxi Association Trophy, a display of water canons fired by the Grenada Fire Service was a fitting finale to their transatlantic crossing, which they completed in an elapsed time of 11 days, 01 hour, 38 minutes and 55 seconds.
Once on the dock at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, the British team received a joyous Grenadian welcome and were greeted by Nikoyan Roberts, Grenada Tourism Authority’s Nautical Development Manager and Corporate Communications Officer, Chrislyn Lashington. A huge welcome basket, including Westerhall Rums and local produce, was presented to the Line Honours winning team of the first transatlantic race to this Caribbean spice island.