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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Antares - ARC 2014 - As we near the END
As Antares completes her task of keeping the eastern border of ARC safe from all intruders, we prepare for the final dash to the finish.We may be just a little later than we anticipated but light winds, no spinnaker and no diesel refuel stops along read more...
Sanuk - Snart framme
Nu har vi bara 30 sjömil kvar till mållinjen. Det ska bli skönt med en stilla båt. Alla kommer vingla omkring på fast mark ett tag men lite rom brukar styra till det.Tack för denna gångOlle read more...
Frisco - Log Day 22 Close encounter with container
Another calm and warm day saw various mats of Sargasso weed float by. Set up the fishing rod at 6:00 as he was coming off watch. Shortly after removing some weeds from the lure George hooked a Mahi Mahiand brought him to the side of the boat.I read more...
Frisco - Log Day 21 Smooth Sargasso Sea
Yet another calm day requiring the use of "Diesel Wind". The moon comes up after midnight local time which provides a period of darkness which gives an amazing display of stars. When you are on land there is always some light source which affects read more...
Tinia - Day 20
Only 200 miles to go now - very hot on board . Lucky the fridge has returned to its full potential and did a great job of cooling the last 4 beers - yes, there's 5 of us on board but one of us luckily has an aversion to the beverage. Still eating read more...
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
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
IGY General Manager’s Party & Argalleiro's Uncanny Timing. 17/12/2014
Last night kicked off the second week of ARC 2014 here in Saint Lucia. The biggest party on the programme thus far got underway on the lawn at IGY... more info
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A Saint Lucian’s Glimpse of Las Palmas: WAVE FM's Mike Rogers
For twenty-plus years – ever since the ARC finish relocated from Barbados to Saint Lucia – Mike Rogers has been covering the rally locally. He works for Saint Lucia’s WAVE Radio, 94.5/93.7 as a popular DJ personality. For the first time in his two decades covering the event, Rogers got to experience the start in Las Palmas.
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