ARC 2014 sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 24/11/2014
Cruisers, racers, and multihulls; sleek ocean racing machines, alongside comfortable family cruisers; boats of many shapes and sizes all headed out from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today as the 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) finally got under way. Yesterday’s planed start was rescheduled due to strong winds locally in Gran Canaria, much to the relief of all the crews. For only the third time in the rally's history, the decision was made to delay the start and the fleet remained in port for an extra night. Crews were greeted this morning with a fine NE breeze and the prospect of a swift start to their passage across the Atlantic. In total, 176 boats and 1020 people, including 27 children aged under 16, are sailing with the route directly to Saint Lucia in this year's edition of the... Click here for more info..