Elling Trans Atlantic Challenge

Tomorrow 16 December 2008 at 2pm local time 3 motoryachts of 50 feet each will arrive in St. Martin after having crossed the Atlantic on their own power. They are 3 identical yachts of Neptune Marine Netherlands, type Elling, made of twaron, an extremely stong material and powered by one engine each of 475 hp.

They started on the Canary Islands on December 1st and covered the distance of 2570 nautical miles at approx. 7,5 knots in 16 days..The names of the yachts are Valentina, Duke and Elling. For several days they encountered rough conditions and the 9 persons aboard will be happy when they arrive on St. Martin safe and sound.

Anyone who would like to be present for this historic event is welcome to be present at Simpson Bay Marina or at the bridge entering the harbour."" 

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