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World ARC enjoying Colombia. 16/01/2017

After a first Welcome Party at Marina Santa Marta on Friday, Saturday World ARC participants visited Bahia Concha where they enjoyed a Colombian Beach BBQ surrounded by the natural beauty of Tayrona National Park.The tour was organised by Marina Santa Marta in conjunction with World Cruising Club. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain in the world, sink into the sea like fingers of a giant hand forming bays and coves of exceptional beauty; one of these is Bahia Concha. The coastline is marked by white sandy beaches fringed by rocky atolls, mangroves, and forests, all bathed in the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.             The venue was close to an area of shady trees and was a perfect spot to spend a day... Click here for more info..

Bienvenidos in Colombia World ARC!. 12/01/2017

After departing Rodney Bay on the 7th of Jan the 2017 World ARC fleet have commenced their 15 month circumnavigations and during the night... Click here for more info..

Last Ocean crossing before tying the knot . 09/01/2017

After nearly 6 weeks cruising along the South African coast from Richards Bay stopping along the way at East London, Port Elisabeth and... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2017-18 sailing to Colombia. 07/01/2017

Today the World ARC 2017-18 fleet set off from Saint Lucia at midday in perfect starting conditions. There was sunshine mixed with some... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2017-18 getting ready for the start. 05/01/2017

All the World ARC 2017-18 fleet is now in Rodney Bay Marina in St Lucia; there is a full programme of social and seminar activities to allow... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2017-18 Rally Office opens in St Lucia. 03/01/2017

In Saint Lucia, it was a busy day as the World ARC 2017-18 office in Rodney Bay Marina, opened its doors today to begin checking in and... Click here for more info..

ARC Graduation Ceremony after Crossing with the University of the Atlantic. 18/12/2016

The 31st Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) came to a rousing conclusion last night, 17th December, with the final Prize Giving ceremony held... Click here for more info..

Sunshine and Seamanship in Saint Lucia. 14/12/2016

Basking in the Caribbean sunshine on the docks of Rodney Bay Marina, the ARC yellow shirts and fellow participants continue to welcome new... Click here for more info..

Land Ahoy!. 10/12/2016

Following almost three weeks at sea, the bulk of the ARC fleet have been steadily closing in on Saint Lucia and today has seen an almost... Click here for more info..

Special celebrations in Saint Lucia bring ARC+ 2016 to a close. 08/12/2016

For sailors on the ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, last night's prize-giving ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their... Click here for more info..

ARC arrivals roll in to town. 07/12/2016

With over 100 ARC+ and ARC yachts now safely docked in Rodney Bay marina, and another 20 expected in the next 24 hours, the ARC spirit in... Click here for more info..

Worked so hard, now it’s time to chill. 05/12/2016

With a steady flow of yachts reaching IGY Rodney Bay Marina, the dockside in Saint Lucia is already buzzing as more and more boats arrive.... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Fleet Officially Welcomed to Saint Lucia. 05/12/2016

Fifty-five ARC+ boats have now arrived into IGY Rodney Bay Marina in St Lucia, after a busy start to what will most definitely be a busy... Click here for more info..

Saint Lucia Tourist Board announces the ARC programme. 02/12/2016

Throughout the next couple of weeks the Saint Lucia Tourist Board in conjunction with the IGY Rodney Bay Marina will host a number of... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Arrivals reach Rodney Bay. 30/11/2016

ARC+ Rally Control and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board have begun to welcome the first arrivals of this year’s fleet into Rodney Bay Marina.... Click here for more info..

Record-Breaking Rambler arrives in Rodney Bay. 28/11/2016

It's been a nail-biting day at ARC Rally Control and for family, friends and followers watching this year's race leader close in on Rodney... Click here for more info..

Counting down to the first arrival - Will it be a record for Rambler 88?. 28/11/2016

Year after year, it is the welcome that boats sailing with the ARC receive that sets sailing with the rally apart from other ocean... Click here for more info..

Marking milestones with celebrations at sea. 25/11/2016

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with feasts and football, and Christmas shoppers hunt down Black Friday discount deals, the crews of ARC... Click here for more info..

Settling in to life at sea. 23/11/2016

After a gentle introduction to their Atlantic crossing, a swell time is being had on board the boats of ARC 2016. “We enjoyed a tremendous... Click here for more info..

Evacuation of five crew from ARC yacht NOAH. 23/11/2016

The five crew members of the yacht NOAH have been successfully evacuated from the BM39 yacht after it started to take on water today,... Click here for more info..