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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T&T - T&T : Overtocht Cogolon / Gran Canaria
Overtocht St Tropez / Gran Canaria Op 9 november begint onze trans-Atlantische overtocht maar ondertussen hebben we toch al 1.800 nm afgelegd vanuit Cogolin.We vertrokken op 16 augustus met Veerle en Volker, richting Mallorca. De eerste read more...
Anika - ANIKA Testing Blog
This is a first attempt at blogging so forgive the lack of style. Anyway to add a little bit of reality we fly out to Lanzarote tomorrow the 31st to be reunited with ANIKA and sail across to the arc start line in Las Palmas Saludas read more...
Nisida - Lots of Dolphins
Its been upwind and uncomfortable all night and this morning, we are now managing good progress and should be clear of Biscay some time tomorrow!Sausage rolls for breakfast went down well, whats for lunch?Will run out of pork scratchings in the read more...
T&T - Introduction to T&T
Dear Friends, beste vrienden, chers amis T&T is ready for ARC 2014+ Skipper : Dirk MertensCo-skipper : Luc Van KeirsbilckCrew : Charles Drecq, Nicolas Waisbord, Jacques Lais, Gerda Lange We keep you informed read more...
Nisida - Delivery to Las Palmas
Position 46:21N 006:36WWind on the nose all the way so far, what else should we expect!hopefully forecast is correct and we may get some following breeze in a day or two.Worst thing of all "we left the B****y kettle behind"Sun is shining loads of read more...
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
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
Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2014. 03/04/2014
We have teamed up with leading bluewater yacht brokers Berthon and Yachting World magazine to host a unique weekend rendezvous at Berthon’s... more info
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Former USCG Rescue Swimmer on Offshore Safety
“Every incident offshore could have been prevented before they ever left the dock. It’s all about preparation. Even in bad weather, it’s the preparation that will determine the outcome.”
-Mario Vittone, Former USCG Rescue Swimmer
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