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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

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers awarded the Medalla de Oro by the City of Las Palmas.
25/06/2015

The Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas City Hall) has honoured the ARC with the city’s prestigious Medalla de Oro (Gold Medal) marking the 30th anniversary of the world’s most popular sailing rally and its contribution to the city’s maritime profile. The official Awards Ceremony was held on 23rd June at the Perez Galdós Theatre, as part of the Foundational Festivities of the... Click here for more info..

World Cruising Club join the PBO Ask the Experts Live at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble 2015.
17/04/2015

Hear our top-tips for preparing your boat for bluewater cruisingMeet the team from World Cruising ClubThe annual Beaulieu Boatjumble is an unmissable day-out for all sailors, with hundreds of stands offering boating bargains, new trailerable boats, dinghies, equipment and craft. Held at the idyllic New Forest Beaulieu Estate, it is a magnet for boaters from across the UK with... Click here for more info..

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2015.
08/04/2015

More than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser rendezvous; the Bluewater Open Boat Weekend is a truly unique combination of all three and more still. Designed to make visitors think about all aspects of living the bluewater dream, the Bluewater Open Boat Weekend is a chance to view a wide range of offshore cruising boats to suit all budgets, and meet experts in... Click here for more info..
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28/05/2015

Aislig Bheag - Be careful what you wish for...

So after fatefully asking Neptune for ‘a bit of wind’ in our last blogentry and Gaetano even more  dangerously saying to Alison during dinnerthat “he’d like to see a storm very much!” we sailed straight into a bit ofweather.  Luckily it read more...

28/05/2015

Aislig Bheag - An Introduction to The Crew (In rhyme)

I must go down to the sea again on a yacht called Aislig Bheag, Seven aboard since Bermuda, To the Azores on the second leg, And all I ask is a gentle breeze, Maybe 10-15 knots, and a hearty meal, and a steady wind, and a crew awaiting rum tots. read more...

24/05/2015

Aislig Bheag - Dramatic Rescue on the High Seas!... of an old Fender...

The crew of the Aislig Bheag can today report the dramatic rescue on thehigh seas of a highly distressed fender:  The rescue effort began in earnest a little after 4pm on the first DogWatch (Rover) after John spotted the white head (of said read more...

22/05/2015

Aislig Bheag - Call me Ishmail! - First Few Days

The start from Bermuda was a spectacular race out of the town cut at aroaring 6 knots between two sheer cliff walls with a blue sky and a light tenknot wind.  Vying for position early on the skipper held firm as AisligBheag charged towards the read more...

12/05/2015

Morning Haze - Morning Haze - resilience is the key...

When we prepared for ARC-USA (our last leg on our tour of the Atlantic and our 4th rally with the WCC), we set out goals for our family and ourselves individually. The general theme was to "live the moment" right from the preparation stage and stay read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
If you get a chance, just do it as it will be that once in a lifetime event you can look back at and say, "Wow, I
did that" with the loads of memories to go with it. Attending the ARC Guildford Seminar weekend and
the crewing on the delivery trip to Las Palmas added to the overall experience.
Tim Holbrook, crew of sy Alize ARC 2012

It was one of the best things I have done in my life - the entire journey was worthwhile and enjoyable - the training, preparation, planning, positioning legs and event itself were a great experience.


Mike Lunch, sy Alize ARC 2012






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