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ARC 2014 - Start Delayed. 23/11/2014

Local strong winds cause postponement of starts for Racers and CruisersStrong winds blowing through the harbour of Las Palmas have caused ARC organisers World Cruising Club to announce a delay to the start of ARC 2014.Whilst the front that has brought 4 days of heavy rain squalls to Gran Canaria is passing through, locally strong winds make it unsafe to manoeuvre boats in the harbour.It was announced this morning that the starts for all divisions would be delayed until tomorrow (Monday) morning. The start for the Racing Division has been rescheduled for 1030, followed by the Cruising Division at 1100. “The safety of the boats and crews is our number one priority” said Andrew Bishop, ARC Event Director after announcing the postponement this morning. “Even though the wind is forecast... Click here for more info..

24 hours to go to the start of ARC 2014. 22/11/2014

There's just 24 hours to go until the start of ARC 2014. Today is all about last minute checks, making sure there are plenty of provisions... Click here for more info..

ARC 2014: 2 Routen zur Auswahl. 21/11/2014

Seit letztem Jahr haben die ARC-Yachten die Möglichkeit, zwischen 2 Routen zu wählen: Am 9. November startete die erste Gruppe, die mit der... Click here for more info..

ARC Safety Demonstrations Day. 20/11/2014

The ARC safety demonstrations play an important part in preparing for an Atlantic crossing and are an invaluable refresher for all skippers... Click here for more info..

ARC+ The Start of Leg 2 . 19/11/2014

The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions earlier today as they set out on Leg 2 of ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to... Click here for more info..

ARC Arabian Nights. 20/11/2014

Hundreds of ARC crew members came to last night’s 1001 Arabian Nights costume party in the Tao club just outside Las Palmas Marina. For the... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Farewell and Prizegiving in the Cape Verde. 19/11/2014

It has been a busy but extremely enjoyable and interesting ARC+ programme in Cape Verde islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão which... Click here for more info..

Learning more in Las Palmas. 18/11/2014

We’re now on countdown to Sunday’s start and everyone is busy with final checks and boat preparations, but it’s also week two of the... Click here for more info..

Exploring Zululand . 17/11/2014

The last arrival of the World ARC fleet into Richard’s Bay marked the achievement of the 21 yachts crossing the Indian Ocean! A challenging... Click here for more info..

ARC 2014 Official Opening Ceremony. 17/11/2014

With one week to go before the ARC 2014 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from across the world... Click here for more info..

Avanti & Corsair Take Top Honors at the 25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Prizegiving. 16/11/2014

In the slowest year since 2011, with the last boat still at sea as we go to press – with nearly 100 miles yet to go – the ARC Caribbean 1500... Click here for more info..

ARC 2014 crews visit the ARC Forest. 14/11/2014

Sailing allows us to travel long distances with relatively low carbon emissions, but the reality is that all yachts burn diesel for motive... Click here for more info..

Lest We Forget: The Carib 1500 Crews Who Won't Make it to Tortola This Year. 14/11/2014

Nothing ever bad happens in the rally, right? If you read the daily news stories over the years, you’d certainly think so. But despite what... Click here for more info..

All set in the Cape Verde for the ARC+ arrivals.. 14/11/2014

Whilst waiting for the ARC+ fleet to arrive at their mid-Atlantic stop of Mindelo, on Cape Verdean island of São Vicente, you easily realise... Click here for more info..

ARC Seminars get underway in Las Palmas. 13/11/2014

The famous ARC Seminars got underway today in Las Palmas, with hundreds of participants expected to attend many of the hour-long specialist... Click here for more info..

One Fleet, Two Very Different Stories. 12/11/2014

Falcon, the 80’ Cookson, did the expected and beat the rest of the fleet to the BVI. The ex-America’s Cup training vessel, now a tricked out... Click here for more info..

An ecletic ARC fleet assemble in Las Palmas. 12/11/2014

With 75 percent of the ARC fleet now in Las Palmas, the docks of the Muelle Deportivo are populated with boats of all shapes and sizes, from... Click here for more info..

Cape Verdes fleet slows – more wind expected tomorrow. 11/11/2014

“Lighter than we expected” was the comment on the winds today for leg 1 of the ARC+ Cape Verde route. This has been in complete contrast to... Click here for more info..

Busy Schedule begins for ARC Crews in Las Palmas. 10/11/2014

Following yesterday’s departure of the ARC+ fleet, the ARC schedule continues today in Las Palmas, with a busy day of check ins and plenty... Click here for more info..

Slow Progress in the Caribbean 1500 Fleet. 10/11/2014

Thanks to a late start and slow progress at sea, the Yellowshirt team here in Nanny Cay has had time to explore Tortola more than usual.... Click here for more info..