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ARC+ 2018 Wraps Up in Saint Lucia. 13/12/2018

In Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia last night crews from ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers gathered on the green of IGY Marina to mark the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the eastern side of the Atlantic six weeks ago. The Prizegiving Ceremony provided the chance to recognise the achievements of their ocean crossing, and the ambience of the evening reflected a large family party, everyone knowing each other so well within the 72 boat fleet.As the sun set on a lovely warm Caribbean evening, over 350 participants gathered in front of the stage together with friends and family who have flown in to welcome them to Saint Lucia. Fine, consistent trade winds since their departure from Mindelo on Leg 2 of their crossing have meant all ARC+ boats... Click here for more info..

A Classic ARC Crossing. 11/12/2018

Wave after wave comes surging onto the Atlantic coast of Saint Lucia, pushed across the ocean by the constant trade winds, each wave... Click here for more info..

Official ARC+ Welcome to St Lucia. 09/12/2018

The Harbor Club Hotel provided the perfect venue for the ARC+ Welcome party here in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. The recently opened hotel... Click here for more info..

Good things come to those who wait - first ARC+ Saint Vincent Arrival. 08/12/2018

The team ashore at Blue Lagoon Marina in Saint Vincent have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first boats sailing the inaugural ARC+... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Welcome Sundowner. 07/12/2018

With a beautiful sunset in the background over 250 participants come together to enjoy sundowners at the Boardwalk Bar located overlooking... Click here for more info..

Downwind all the way – The Kid takes line honours in ARC 2018. 06/12/2018

“Marvellous! Downwind all the way with the spinnaker” said Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Dick, the owner and skipper for The Kid, the first boat to... Click here for more info..

Swanning Around. 04/12/2018

Chasing across the Atlantic bow to stern, or should it be beak to tail, our two Swan 46’s – Rohkea and Gertha 5 - arrived into Rodney Bay,... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Fleet Starts Arriving in the Caribbean. 01/12/2018

Today Saint Lucia cheerfully welcomed the first arrival of the ARC+ fleet, X-Yacht X65 Nika after a fast 2100NM passage from... Click here for more info..

‘We could get used to this!’ A bed of roses on the Atlantic Ocean. 29/11/2018

Out on the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, crews on this year‘s ARC rally are happily munching down the miles towards the Caribbean. Leading... Click here for more info..

Farewell to Mindelo - see you again next year!. 25/11/2018

Lying as they do, on the cusp of the Atlantic tradewind route to the Caribbean, a call into Cape Verde is a popular option for offshore... Click here for more info..

Perfect cruising rally conditions for the start of ARC 2018. 25/11/2018

Cruisers, racers, and multihulls; sleek ocean racing machines, alongside comfortable family cruisers; superyachts with professional crews,... Click here for more info..

Countdown to the start of ARC 2018 . 23/11/2018

With only two days to go until the start of ARC 2018, there is a hive of activity on the pontoons down at the marina today. The return of... Click here for more info..

ARC+ St. Vincent in Mindelo. 23/11/2018

ARC+ St. Vincent arrivals in Mindelo are almost complete with only two yachts left to finish their passage. For those already berthed in... Click here for more info..

Seminars, Safety Demonstrations and A Night in Rio. 22/11/2018

The last couple of days has seen a busy schedule of ARC seminars sharing a wealth of knowledge with crews as they prepare for their Atlantic... Click here for more info..

ARC+ 2018 Sails Away from Mindelo. 21/11/2018

The ARC+ fleet got underway with very light winds today as they set out on Leg 2 from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia.... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Farewell and Prizegiving in the Cape Verde. 20/11/2018

The ARC+ Leg 1 Prize Giving was held yesterday evening at the old fish market in Mindelo which now serves as a Museu do Mar sharing the... Click here for more info..

Week two is hotting up in Las Palmas for ARC 2018 . 20/11/2018

There is a hive of activity around the marina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today. With the majority of all 174 boats taking part in this... Click here for more info..

Colourful Parade of National Flags opens ARC 2018. 18/11/2018

The majority of boats and crews taking part in the 33rd edition of the ARC – the world’s largest transocean rally for cruisers - have now... Click here for more info..

Growing the ARC Forest. 16/11/2018

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..

Welcome to Cabo Verde. 16/11/2018

Cabo Verde Islands is a beautiful archipelago with 10 islands, 5 islets, and lies 500 NM from the West Coast of Africa, 860 NM from Gran... Click here for more info..