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The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for a great event, and most probably one of the best experiences of my life” Max Klink, yacht Caro (GER)


RALLY NEWS

Safety First.
16/11/2017

Part of the invaluable support available for participants in the ARC is access to expert advice from the World Cruising Club team with many years of experience between them. All are on hand in Las Palmas and have been imparting their knowledge through a series of comprehensive seminars, workshops, discussions and hands-on sessions. They are all designed to offer practical and informative advice... Click here for more info..

ARC+ 2017 Farewell to Mindelo.
15/11/2017

   The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions earlier today as they set out on Leg 2 of ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia. Conditions at the start were good with a NE wind of around 15 knots blowing across the start line. The port of Mindelo is in a basin however, and frequent gusts from the mountain made for a lively start as the multihulls cross the... Click here for more info..

Food for thought.
14/11/2017

Week two of the popular ARC seminar programme took place at the Hotel Santa Catalina again today and participants were eager to attend a variety of topics such as rigging, management of emergencies at sea, tips for downwind sailing, communications and the ever-popular provisioning talk given by Claire Pengelly. For most crews taking part in the rally, this will be the first time they have had to... Click here for more info..
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18/11/2017

Charm - Day 3: the hammock

A quick entry today.We have just decided to head south to try to pick up stronger winds.Hopefully the gamble will pay off.Like everything else in sailing, it's a slow game.Another nice day on the water, with the exception of the hammock.The 3 kids read more...

18/11/2017

Blue Mist - Humans Strike again

Blue Mist is a faithful boat, getting us thorough time and again in spite of us. In the middle of the night things started to shut down, insturment lights went off, the the insturments, then the GPS. Visions of having to turn back danced in our read more...

18/11/2017

Oui Chérie - Log #4 Jour # 2 Traversée

Bonjour à tous,Tout se passe bien. Le seul problème, manque de vent!Il va falloir s'armer de patience!Toujours ensoleillé et la mer est calme. Nous avons eu la visite d'un stern hier soir. ll semble s'être assommé sur le bateau. Il est resté 30 min read more...

18/11/2017

Lily - Leg 2 - Day 3

Finally, Justin got a fish. Small lure, giant hook seem to be the solution, although I think fishing is down to a type of luck in which I have little. Tasted very good, though, with a squirt of lemon on top. It is truly glorious out here, but the read more...

17/11/2017

Windseeker - Windseeker

Hola amics i família!!!Aquesta nit hemtingut un navegar tranquil d’asimètric. Fèiem bones mitjanes però al llarg del matí el vent se’ns ha anat posant més de popa, i això no és gaire bo pel Windseeker iper tots els barcos en general. Això fa que la read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.


Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014

On behalf of myself and my four crew I would like to thank you and all your team for making our time with ARC 2016 a mighty and most enjoyable experience. From the moment we arrived in Las Palmas till departure from Rodney Bay we were looked after so well by your team. All our problems/queries were dealt with in a most competent and satisfactory manner. It was a first class experience for all of us. I had always said that I would only do a trans Atlantic once however this has changed and I will hopefully do it again with ARC!


Nick Musgrave - SY Jasmine (IRL)






FEATURES
World Cruising Club

March of the Multihulls

In all there are 44 multihulls sailing under the ARC banner this year - 30 on the direct route and 14 sailing with ARC+ showing the growing popularity of the spacious alternative to monohull cruising. Mainly berthed in 'Cat City' the Vela Latina area of Las Palmas Marina the cruising cat owners have created a community of floating hotels, enjoying the comfort of spacious saloons and cockpit areas.28 catamarans and 2 trimarans will leave the the ARC fleet on Sunday 19th November and the most popular catamaran brand is Lagoon, with 10 entries overall including 3 Lagoons 42s... more info


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