First Light . . . follow the progress

by / Sunday, 24 April 2016 / Published in Club, Sailing

Ever dream about crewing in a transatlantic race?  Well some of your fellow MYC members are making that dream a reality! First Light a Tartan 4100, owned by Dr. Mark Laser and Fady Khairallah have entered the ARC Europe 2016 Rally.

On May 7th, First Light joined the fleet at the starting line in Portsmouth Virginia for the 1st leg to Bermuda, after a restart will then head to the Azores and finally to the finish line in Lagos, Portugal, traveling a total of 3,299 NM. The MYC crew members include Dr. Mark Laser, Fady Khairallah, Brian Williams, Lou Roberts, Eric Stanley, Bob Colum, Jeff Stuart and a MYC Junior Sailor, Kyle Stuart. This is the first time in memory that Milford Yacht Club is being represented on a transatlantic race with an all MYC member crew!

To participate in an event of this magnitude requires months of preparation. “First Light” has been overhauled, furnished with upgraded sails, and provided with the latest safety, navigation and communication equipment. The crew, although seasoned racers/cruisers, have attended safety at sea seminars, participated in many on-water training sessions, safety drills and completed a 24 hour shakedown cruise to test and confirm they are prepared.

Don’t miss this opportunity to follow our valiant sailors safe passage, fair winds and following seas! Toast to their success! Follow First Light , blogs and virtual tracking (just like the Volvo) on: