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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 before the Atlantic crossing.Earlier today, skippers and crews from many of the 190 boats taking part in the ARC enjoyed one of the highlights of the programme – a full morning of safety demonstrations run in association with Hamble School of Yachting. Crews gathered on the northern breakwater of the marina to view a full SAR (search and rescue) helicopter high-wire transfer. Using a crew member... 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... 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... Click here for more info..

ARC+ fleet completed in Mindelo. 14/11/2017

The ARC+ fleet has been completed with Twenty Twenty’s arrival last night at approximately 1900LT. All 69 boats have now made it to Mindelo... Click here for more info..

Parade of Nations at the ARC Opening Ceremony. 12/11/2017

International celebrations officially opened the 32nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers today in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Behind the flags of... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Official Welcome by Marina Mindelo . 12/11/2017

Saturday nights ARC+ welcome party hosted by Marina Mindelo was a great success with highlights from the traditional dancers and musicians.... Click here for more info..

ARC+ fleet begin to arrive to Mindelo . 11/11/2017

The first arrivals have made it to Mindelo Marina, completing the first leg of the ARC+ from Las Palmas - S. Vicente. There are now 26 boats... Click here for more info..

Day 5 at sea. 10/11/2017

It's a new dawn, it's a new day and the crews are feeling good!Day 5 at sea and by now those on the leg to the BVIs have shaken off their... Click here for more info..

Altair is the first to be welcomed in Mindelo . 10/11/2017

Altair, a Sparkman & Stevens Sloop from 1996, was the first out of the ARC+ fleet to arrive in Mindelo last evening at 19h 12m... Click here for more info..

The Class of ARC 2017. 09/11/2017

The famous ARC Seminars got underway today in Las Palmas, with hundreds of participants attending the hour-long specialist presentations... Click here for more info..

Approaching South Africa. 09/11/2017

The World ARC Fleet are now well on the way to their first African landfall at Richards Bay, having set off from the French territory of... Click here for more info..

Mindelo Marina ready for this years ARC + . 08/11/2017

The World Cruising Club event team have once again arrived to a warm welcome by the staff at the Mindelo Marina. Preparations are underway... Click here for more info..

Busy Schedule begins for ARC Crews in Las Palmas. 06/11/2017

Following the departure of ARC+ fleet, the ARC schedule continues today in Las Palmas, with a busy day of check ins and plenty of crews... Click here for more info..

Go time for ARC Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas crews!. 05/11/2017

It was an early start to the day but crews have been preparing a long time to get ready for the off and were all eager to slip lines and... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Cape Verde 2017 sets sail. 05/11/2017

68 boats sailing with ARC+ 2017 set off today, 5th November, from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the first leg of their Atlantic crossing,... Click here for more info..

A busy week for ARC+ Crews. 03/11/2017

The busy week for ARC+ participants has almost come to an end in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, as crews have been making the most of lectures,... Click here for more info..

ARC Forest growing fast. 31/10/2017

Monday morning a full bus left the marina of Las Palmas with participants ready for a day of tree planting! World Cruising Club... Click here for more info..

Rallies are open in Portsmouth, VA. 31/10/2017

It’s been a busy first half of the rally week, majority of the boats have arrived and safety inspections have begun.Those boats that did not... Click here for more info..

Roll up, Roll Up! The ARC+ Office is open!. 27/10/2017

ARC+ ralliers were warmly welcomed today as the ARC+ Office opened its doors in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.  A rush of participants... Click here for more info..

A spiritual send-off from Mauritius. 26/10/2017

The World ARC fleet departed from Port Louis, Mauritius today on the next leg of their round the world adventure. It has a been a popular... Click here for more info..