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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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A Plus 2 - Galapagos : le temps du temps

Aux Galapagos, il y a des otaries, des tortues, des iguanes, des requinsmarteaux et des fous à pieds bleus... Mais aussi des marins, en visiteentre Panama et Polynésie, dont la candidature pour un début de tour dumonde a été retenue...De ces read more...


Aislig Bheag - December and January St Lucia Landing

12th December 2014After 18 days, 3 hours and 19 minutes of non-stop sailing for 2,933 nautical miles and absolutely no engine power we crossed the finish line of Atlantic Rally for Cruiser 2014, in Rodney Bay, St Lucia in the Caribbean.  We read more...


Aislig Bheag - Grenadines Jan 2015

 John returned to the boat in early January with friends, Derek and Kathleen who were joining us for two weeks.  Anna and Jen left us to continue on their travels.On our last day in St Lucia before heading south, we were joined by my good read more...



We have had good sailing and then hours of motoring.We headed south with the winds and the current but had to motor across the notorious Doldrums.We kept heading south as Stefan hoped to pick up the southerly winds to sail back to the Galapagos.We read more...


Via Con Me - VIACONME and Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015

Nun ist es das 5. Mal, davon das 3. Mal, dass ich an der Atlantic Rally for Cruisers teilnehme. Seit Seit ich das erste Mal im 2005 teilnahm, bin ich ein grosser Fan von WCC und deren alljährlich stattfindenden ARC. Auf Umwegen war ich im 2013 nach read more...

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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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Experts share their cruising knowledge. 07/01/2015

Feedback from our boat show based Ocean Cruising Forum proves how useful the two-hour session is for those thinking about their future cruising... more info

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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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