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A Saint Lucian’s Glimpse of Las Palmas: WAVE FM's Mike Rogers. 17/12/2014

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.We chatted with Rogers yesterday outside the ARC office in Rodney Bay Marina to see how his perspective on the ARC has changed now that he’s seen it from the start.“I was able to broadcast the fact that there is a lot within the ARC that I don’t think a number a Saint Lucians are aware of,” Rogers says. “What I learned in Gran Canaria is not only the camaraderie between the boats, but the economic benefits to Gran Canaria.”Rogers was impressed by the transformation the... Click here for more info..

Witnessing ARC’s Impact on Saint Lucia. 14/12/2014

With over 230 yachts descending on Saint Lucia each year in December, it’s easy to imagine the impact that all those participants have on... Click here for more info..

Interview with Thane & Brenda Paulsen. 16/12/2014

Brenda and Thane Paulsen spoke with ARC organizers from their Bavaria 39 'Asylum' at Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia. They'd just completed... Click here for more info..

Podcast with Leopard by Finland's Samuli & Timo. 14/12/2014

A chat with Samuli & Timo in Saint Lucia to talk about Leopard's record-breaking run in this year's ARC. Nearly 3,000 miles in just over... Click here for more info..

American Yachts Sail Home with the ARC. 12/12/2014

There are half a dozen US and Canadian yachts in this year’s ARC and ARC+ rallies. Some, like Morning Haze, Maravilha and Antares, are... Click here for more info..

ARC Sailors Become Adventure Scientists. 04/12/2014

Crews on board more than 100 boats sailing with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) are set to collect 600 ocean water samples from a... Click here for more info..

Finnish aim to tumble ARC Course Record. 20/11/2014

As soon as the start gun goes off on Sunday, the competition will be on for the first boat to arrive in Saint Lucia. There is one crew in... Click here for more info..

Looking to warmer climes. 19/11/2014

As start day approaches, all minds are set on what's in store for the crossing ahead and today's seminar programme focussed crew's minds on... Click here for more info..

Meet the crews of ARC 2014. 17/11/2014

It’s week two of the ARC programme in Las Palmas and it’s all systems go. Every crew here has a story to tell about why they are sailing... Click here for more info..

Sailing veteran celebrates his 20th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. 15/11/2014

Although he is the oldest Skipper in ARC 2014, Manfred Kerstan from Berlin certainly doesn’t show it and is all set to enjoy his 20th ARC to... Click here for more info..

So why does ARC+ visit the Cape Verde Islands?. 14/11/2014

São Vicente is known as the Culutral Island of the Cape Verdean Archipelago. The port at Mindelo used to be busier but since its decline a... Click here for more info..

Introducing ARC crews to Vela Latina sailing. 11/11/2014

On Saturday 15 November, ARC crews have been invited to join local sailors from the city of Las Palmas to sail onboard traditional... Click here for more info..

LIVE Podcast: Billy Cullen's Gadgets. 11/11/2014

Bill Cullen, accomplished offshore sailor and crewmember aboard Serenity in this year's Caribbean 1500, guest-hosts the podcast to discuss... Click here for more info..

Hiking the 'Gut' in Tortola. 10/11/2014

by Andy Schell---The yellowshirt team, minus Lyall took a mission up the ‘gut’ behind the marina this afternoon. I’d heard a rumor from... Click here for more info..

Take a Longer Look at Gran Canaria. 05/11/2014

With so many preparations before their Atlantic crossing, it's easy to get caught up with the boat jobs list and miss the many highlights of... Click here for more info..

Former USCG Rescue Swimmer on Offshore Safety. 31/10/2014

Mario Vittone, former USCG Rescue swimmer, spoke to the Caribbean 1500 rally this morning for a morning safety seminar prior to Sunday's... Click here for more info..

Tips for Crewing Offshore. 01/11/2014

As someone who is new to the offshore sailing world, I had many questions before going on my first offshore passage. What do I pack? How... Click here for more info..

LIVE Seminar: Mentally Preparing for the 1500. 31/10/2014

Andy Schell talks about common anxieties and what's worth worrying over - mission critical systems like the hull, rig and sails and crew... Click here for more info..

Podcast: Offshore Weather. 26/10/2014

Click here for the direct download link.Andy discusses his way of getting and interpreting weather forecasts offshore, and why he thinks... Click here for more info..

Podcast Andy Schell & NPR's Scott Neuman Talk Sailing Books. 07/10/2014

NPR's Scott Neuman chats with Andy about their favorite books that they'd bring along to a desert island or on a long offshore passage. They... Click here for more info..

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