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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Aislig Bheag - Be careful what you wish for...
So after fatefully asking Neptune for ‘a bit of wind’ in our last blogentry and Gaetano even more dangerously saying to Alison during dinnerthat “he’d like to see a storm very much!” we sailed straight into a bit ofweather. Luckily it read more...
Aislig Bheag - Call me Ishmail! - First Few Days
The start from Bermuda was a spectacular race out of the town cut at aroaring 6 knots between two sheer cliff walls with a blue sky and a light tenknot wind. Vying for position early on the skipper held firm as AisligBheag charged towards the read more...
Defyr - Now we have two gennakers
What a beutiful weather we had for the ARC Europe! We had decided to fuel Defyr before the start. So we agreed that I would go to customs to clear out (boats joining the rally in Bermuda had to do the clearance in customs building) and the others read more...