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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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30/01/2015

Ayama - SHELTER BAY PANAMA

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28/01/2015

Juno - Santa Marta to San Blas guest written by Sarah Rose

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28/01/2015

Aretha - Next Stop. Panama Canal

Whistle Stop update.Yesterday was spent in Porvenir - another stunningly beautiful San Blas Island with an airstrip. You have to walk across the runway to get to the shop which sells beer, pepsi, water and crisps. No health and safety - just check read more...

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...


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TESTIMONIALS

Do it! - It is a life enhancing experience that you will never forget!
Geoff Cozens, crew of sy Taboo of St Helier
First of all a big thanks to all ARC staff for the excellent work done, and an even bigger thanks to you for your efforts in getting it right, and for the chance you gave me and my crew to accomplish this once-in-the-lifetime adventure. For me it has been a dream come true, after a life of sailing and reading about ocean crossing. I am sure most participants feel the same way. Thanks a lot.
Fulvio Croce, Bulbo Matto ARC 2012


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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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