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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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19/03/2015

Ayama - SSB Love and Hate

Every day at 11:00 we all look forward to the World ARC fleet“roll call” using our SSB Radios transmitting on the 4, 6 or 8 MHz band. We use the ITU channels 4B, 6B and 8B. It is quite lonely on the ocean and we rarely see other boats in the fleet read more...

19/03/2015

Makena - Pacific crossing day 15th

We had the pleasure to see our friends from Juno show up on AIS, which means we can have chats on VHF of much better quality than the SSB radio.We have been able to exchange our remaining egg count, and it seems that Caroline is well taken care off read more...

15/03/2015

Juno - Pacific, guest written by Paulus

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14/03/2015

Allegro - TERÇA-FEIRA 10 DE MARÇO DE 2015 A SÁBADO 14 DE MARÇO DE 2015

GeradoresO tempo tem-se passado à volta do gerador e dos seus problemas.Apesar de uma “alguma” má fama que o material Fisher Panda tem, confesso que sempre acreditei que não íamos ter problemas. O gerador é novo, tem-lhe sido feita a manutenção, read more...

10/03/2015

Makena - Pacific Crossing

About an hour before sunset, as we were sailing with the gennaker and the main sail, we saw our gennaker slowly fall down in the water! Arghhh!We immediately jumped into action, and in about 20 minutes got the sail back in the boat. We were like 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
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


NEWS
World Cruising Club

ARC 2014 Photo Competition - Vote for your favourite image on Facebook. 25/03/2015

Over 300 photos were submitted by crews for the ARC 2014 Photo Competition and the entries this year certainly captured all aspects of ocean... more info


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World Cruising Club

Pre-launch Reminders

We asked Rob Gaffney, principle of Hamble School of Yachting for his Spring top-tips for those about the re-launch their boats. As well as coming to help run the safety equipment inspections in Las Palmas for the ARC, Rob has a busy life managing the School's fleet of yachts and many years’ experience as a professional sailor.... more info


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