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Sailors encouraged to join project to track effects of climate change on the world’s oceans. 28/03/2014

Cruising sailors are being encouraged to take part in a unique global study, using a mobile phone app to record the effects of climate change. The public science project will measure the amount of phytoplankton, minute organisms at the very start of the marine food chain, currently residing in the world’s oceans. Scientists fear the population of the microscopic beings is in decline due to rising sea temperatures and, if true, that could have consequences for every aspect of marine life. The project is being spearheaded by Plymouth University’s Marine Institute, which hopes to build a map of the oceans that charts the seasonal and annual changes of phytoplankton from now and into the future. Plankton biologist Dr Richard Kirby, who is leading the study, said: "As the phytoplankton live... Click here for more info..

Why do the Rally?. 20/12/2013

In it’s 27th year, the popularity of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has never been higher. 2013 marked the first-ever ARC+ rally, which saw... Click here for more info..

UPDATED: Breakages & Jury Rigs on the ARC Atlantic Crossing. 15/12/2013

Any Atlantic crossing is as much a test of boats and gear as it is a test of mental fortitude, and the 2013 ARC was no exception. There was... Click here for more info..

Unusual Weather Pattern Challenges 2013 ARC Fleet. 11/12/2013

Year to year, the dock-talk among ARC crew inevitably turns to the weather, and 2013 is certainly no different. And what’s on everyone’s... Click here for more info..

Exploring Saint Lucia . 08/12/2013

Exploring Saint LuciaRising like an emerald tooth from the flat Caribbean Sea, St Lucia definitely grabs your attention. Glossed over as... Click here for more info..

Provisioning for the crossing. 22/11/2013

Provisioning for an Atlantic crossing can be a daunting and time consuming task. ARC seminars on the subject were extremely popular and many... Click here for more info..

25 Multihulls Set for ARC Crossing. 22/11/2013

25 multihulls are moored in the Vela Latina basin in the Muelle Deportivo, busy preparing for their Atlantic crossing with the ARC. Amongst... Click here for more info..

ARC Kinder Club. 19/11/2013

Kamen in den vergangenen Jahren die ARC-Kinder meist aus Skandinavien, sind dieses Jahr 6 Boote aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum mit der ARC... Click here for more info..

Schooling at sea. 16/11/2013

The ARC has always been a family affair, with cruisers from all backgrounds coming together for this annual transatlantic migration.... Click here for more info..

Tips for Two-up. 15/11/2013

Fifteen ARC boats will be sailing doublehanded this year - with just two people onboard. On Thursday Evening there was a workshop for those... Click here for more info..

The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 14/11/2013

ARC and ARC+ crews were treated to a spectaular taste of the famous carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the official Welcome Party.... Click here for more info..

Safety on the high seas - the ARC safety equipment check. 13/11/2013

World Cruising Club take the safety of participants in all of their rallies very seriously, and require ARC boats to carry a minimum... Click here for more info..

Take a Longer Look at Gran Canaria. 12/11/2013

Gran Canaria and its capital - Las Palmas A miniature continentGran Canaria has a rugged mountainous interior. Being of volcanic origin,... Click here for more info..

Ocean Crew Link – connecting sailors. 08/11/2013

Since the ARC began, sailing enthusiasts from all walks of life and from all over the world have made their way to the Canary Islands in... Click here for more info..

Ocean Crew Link – connecting sailors. 22/04/2013

Specialising purely in ocean sailing opportunities, OceanCrewLink.com is our new online directory of sailors and sailing opportunities,... Click here for more info..

Professional Sailors Take on the ARC, for more than just the competition. 20/12/2012

Last year we wrote about how the ARC attracts professional sailors, highlighting two in particular - Volvo Ocean Race skipper of Team Russia... Click here for more info..

Norwegian Father & Son Duo Seize the ARC Double-handed. 19/12/2012

For Sven-Aage Lyngsgaard and his dad Kenneth, the 2012 ARC was a dream five years in the making. Lifelong motor boaters from Norway, the... Click here for more info..

Saint Lucian Culture in Anse la Raye. 15/12/2012

The locals call it 'bay of the rays.' It's a fishing village south of Castries (St. Lucia's capital), a sleepy place on the beach, quite the... Click here for more info..

Handling Breakages at Sea. 13/12/2012

It's almost a foregone conclusion that on any ocean passage of any real length (and the ARC is indeed a long one, at 2,800 miles), most... Click here for more info..

'Ed the Iguana' chooses to sail with Sophia and family en route to Oz. 26/11/2012

8 year old Sophia Jeffries will be taking ‘Ed the Iguana’ across the Atlantic on board Sirius after her winning entry revealing the story of... Click here for more info..

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