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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)


RALLY NEWS

Meet World Cruising Club at the Open Yard Weekend – Orust, Sweden.
19/08/2015

Andy Schell and Mia Karlsson from the World Cruising Team will be at the annual Open Yard show at Orust, Sweden this coming weekend from 21-23 August. This relaxed weekend event combines an in-water boat show, with a cruiser rendezvous, all in a delightful setting just north of Gothenburg, Sweden. As well as boats from leading bluewater yards, there are shore-side equipment displays, cruising... Click here for more info..

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers awarded the Medalla de Oro by the City of Las Palmas.
25/06/2015

The Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas City Hall) has honoured the ARC with the city’s prestigious Medalla de Oro (Gold Medal) marking the 30th anniversary of the world’s most popular sailing rally and its contribution to the city’s maritime profile. The official Awards Ceremony was held on 23rd June at the Perez Galdós Theatre, as part of the Foundational Festivities of the... Click here for more info..

World Cruising Club join the PBO Ask the Experts Live at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble 2015.
17/04/2015

Hear our top-tips for preparing your boat for bluewater cruisingMeet the team from World Cruising ClubThe annual Beaulieu Boatjumble is an unmissable day-out for all sailors, with hundreds of stands offering boating bargains, new trailerable boats, dinghies, equipment and craft. Held at the idyllic New Forest Beaulieu Estate, it is a magnet for boaters from across the UK with... Click here for more info..
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24/08/2015

Shiva - Log day -90: Shiva & crew are getting prepared

August 7, 2015 – On a sunny Friday afternoon the Shiva crew, fully complete, got together in Hoog Soeren, the Netherlands. Under the fine hospitality of Herman & Inge the crew members started sharing their expectations, plans and dreams about read more...

23/08/2015

Y2K - Y2K - PRE-ARC Day 2 - Heading to Gibraltar- Trapani (Sicily) to Villasimius (Sardinia)

The african high pressure on the Mediterranean Sea starts weakening mid August, exactly when we decide to leave Trapani. Cold fronts from the Atlantic start getting their influence on Italian seas bringing strong winds, gale force, rough sea and read more...

22/08/2015

Y2K - PRE-ARC Day 1 - New Horizons

April, May, June and July, it looks like they never end. They are hectics, there are tensions all over. We are still very much into our “old” working lives.Alex has to complete her  termination notice – tree long months April to June – while Max is read more...

21/08/2015

Seraphina of Chichester - Seraphina arrives to Las Palmas

We had a great run down from Gibraltar to Las Palmas. Having left on Monday 10th August we tracked across towards the NW corner of Morocco and set a SW course to a point around 100 miles of the coast at El Jadida. In doing so wefound we picked up read more...

18/08/2015

Amaltea - Amaltea' trip

We are leaved from aguadulce, spain,visit Malaga ,la Calleta and arrived in gibraltar in queen's quay marina.25/05 we leave for Canarias islands where arrive 30/ 5 in Graciosa, very nice place.6/07 Arecife in lanzarote then puerto calerò,puerto del read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
Your ARC Rally Handbook is very good. And the time in Las Palmas was great.
Well done, good arrangement.
Catara. ARC 2013
Odd Ivar Mork
Before I left for Belgium I did not have a chance to thank you and the whole ARC Team for giving me the opportunity to accomplish one of my dreams. It has been a wonderful experience thanks to careful preparation using all the many tips and recommendations you supplied. In particular the various seminars in Las Palmas were extremely helpful to ensure a smooth passage. Thank you for this highly professional organisation, thank you for the kindness of your team.
Bernard Coppens - Soledonna , ARC 2012






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