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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Zulú - Dia -32
Los acontecimientos se aceleran al ritmo de nuestro propio pulso. Casi se puede olerse ya la brisa marina y, desde luego, se empieza a respirar ambiente de preparativos. Fernando ha visitado el Zulú en Las Palmas y, aunque está sometido a tareas de read more...
Reberth - First stop on the return journey!!
Hopefully by this time tomorrow we will be tied to a dock at Las Palmas Marina!!! As you can see from the photographs we have had a busy day watching dolphins and finding stray birds one hundred miles from land. The poor little thing looked read more...
Helen - Introduction
My name is Philip and I am the owner/skipper of sailing yacht Helen. I have been planning to do the ARC for so long that it is almost scary that it will actually happen very soon. I have given up most of my work roles and am really looking forward read more...
Argalleiro - Argalleiro crew /CHILE
We are from Chile , ARGALLEIRO is the only one boat from this far away country . Our crew are five Chileans and one spanish friend .. all good friends and my son , all used to sail in the Pacific Ocean .. We left the boat in Gran read more...
Zulú - Dia -35
Comprobado que nuestro blog funciona bien, empezamos a alimentarlo con las noticias de los preparativos.Maite acaba de anunciar que unirá sus habilidades como dibujante a sus muchas otras como marinera. Esperamos disfrutar de sus trabajos en este read more...
It was the first time to across the Atlantic under the World Cruising roof. This was a superb event, not only for myself but for the whole (12 sailors) HASPA HAMBURG crew. The entire World Cruising organization felt like a protecting umbrella. It did not matter whether we were asking for technical or personal help, or any other organizational query, all of you were ready for effective help. And then the numerous 'come togethers'. We felt like being part of a large family with numerous happy (sailor) members living peacefully together and helping each other whenever necessary. What a wonderful world!! Our congratulations! Our conclusion: On the next occasion we will join ARC/any other World cruising event again. Many thanks, fair winds and lots of luck with all your future events.
George Christiansen, Haspa Hamburg ARC 2012
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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