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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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Meltemi - SY Meltemi

Buenos dias aus Las Palmas! Um 14 Uhr deutsche Zeit ist der Start in der Cruising Division! Es ist alles geputzt, gebunkert und seefertig gemacht. Wir sind eine harmonische, bunt gemischte Crew und hatten bisher schon viel Spaß zusammen! Das Wetter read more...


Hera - 3 Stunden bis zum Start

Gestern Abend ging es für die nächsten drei Wochen mit der Crew das letzte Mal zum Sundowner und anschließend wie jeden Abend in Las Palmas zum leckeren Abendessen.Ab heute wird dann die um 16.00 Uhr Bordzeit aufziehende Wache vorher für alle read more...


Albatros - Log Day -1 Albatros ready to go

The last water bottles have been purchased and stowed, the last fruits and vegetables were delivered, the last spinnaker has been placed in the bow. The Albatros picture has been updated on the wall of the pier with the actual year and the names of read more...


Hera - Einen Tag bis zum Start

Endlich sind alle Arbeiten am Schiff beendet. Am Donnerstag hätte ein ausgelutschter Spibaumbeschlag beim Segeltraining fast die ersten Verletzten beschert. Zum Glück konnte Selden innerhalb eines Tages einen neuen Beschlag liefern, so daß wir read more...


Albatros - Log Day -3 Albatros Crew Complete

Albatros crew is complete! Yesterday the last 3 crew members arrived at Las Palmas - just in time to get some preparation work allocated. Besides our Skipper Manfred Kerstan we have Walter (the veteran on board), Christopher (our personal fitness read more...

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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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Paul & Sheryl Shard of 'Distant Shores TV' on the 59º North podcast

Carib 1500 event manager Andy Schell chatted with Paul & Sheryl Shard of the popular Distant Shores TV series from Bermuda. The Shard's have sailed in the ARC rally (and made an episode out of it!), and have been doing the sailing / filming thing for over 25 years now, on three different boats. They spoke to Andy on Skype, while anchored on their Southerly 49 'Distant Shores II' in Georgetown, Exuma in the Bahamas. Enjoy episode 25 of the 59º North Sailing Podcast! Buy the Distant Shores DVD's by clicking the link at the bottom of the homage on more info

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