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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)

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20/01/2015

Aretha - Back to sea - 11 57 North, 62 15 West

> We’re back. It feels good.> > It’s 21:15. The sky is filled with stars. There is a warm dry heat unlike the moist airs around Grenada. You can really feel the difference.> > So, we’re underway and on our way to the San Blas Islands read more...

20/01/2015

Aretha - Caribbean Sea. Day 2. 12 12 North, 64 43 West

> Flat seas. Consistent breeze. Good speed. Happy well fed crew.> > Think that sums things up so far today. Apart from the boat niggles that is.> > Currently about 22 miles North of the Island of La Blanquilla. The Venezualuan coast read more...

20/01/2015

Aretha - Day 3. 12 19 North. 67 18 West

> > It’s 00:30. I’m on watch alone. It’s peaceful and quiet. We are running 6 lots of 2 hour watches during the night from 8pm to 8am so each person does 4 hours on and 8 hours off. It seems to be working well and we are well rested.> > read more...

17/01/2015

Ayama - A Slower Day

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29/12/2014

Magelanus III - Yes, we did it!

Yes, we did it! Foi o primeiro pensamento que me ocorreu quando avistei ao longe o perfil de Santa Lucia. Foi o Tiago quem primeiro avistou a ilha. Não gritou “TERRA!”, é rapaz de carácter reservado. Mas terá, porventura, tal como eu e read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

Very well done and thank you for the warm welcome when we arrived! This was my second ARC, last time
racing 1997 when we finished second over all. It's great to see how much the rally improved and how committed all the
ARC people are - Thank You!
Kaj Stenman - ARC 2013
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


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Experts share their cruising knowledge. 07/01/2015

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Tim Wright, ARC Finish Photographer, Photoaction.com

He sailed, single-handed, in the first ARC in 1986 on a 29-footer, and never went home. After a lightbulb idea to photograph a race in Bequia, he took the success of that and expanded on it to create what he calls an 'itinerant photography lifestyle,' whereby he sails his boat up and down the Caribbean taking photos of sailing events.... more info


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