Cook Islands clean-up by World ARC crews


Beach Clean-up on Suworrow
Crews from some of the 40 yachts participating in World ARC, the global circumnavigation organised by rally specialists World Cruising Club, were keen to lend a hand in a beach clean-up on this remote coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the central Pacific. Suworrow, one of the most isolated of the Cook Islands, is a national park and wildlife sanctuary, normally resident to just the warden, John Samuels, and his family. Special permission had been obtained for World ARC yachts to call at this unique location, and as a thank-you, the crews were keen to help clear up winter storm damage. The two-day clean-up campaign saw fallen branches, battered huts and piles of oceanic flotsam removed from beaches and the main campsite.

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