can we help
+44(0)1983 296060
+1 757-788-8872
tell me moreJoin a rally

Menu

 

 

World Cruising news stories



Filter by..
Search


Start of World ARC 2021-2022 . 09/01/2021

Saint Lucia woke to cloudy skies this morning but this did not dampen spirits in Rodney Bay for the start of World ARC 2021-2022. With an easterly breeze of around 14kts in the bay and calm waters the boats departed leg 1 of their circumnavigation from Saint Lucia to Panama today, Saturday 9 January 2021, at 1200 hours.With full admiration, a flotilla of well-wishers congregated outside the Saint Lucia Yacht Club to bid the intrepid World ARC crews farewell. Led by the IGY Rodney Bay marina RIB, the fleet were followed by well over 10 boats made up of crews from the Yacht Club, local supporters and those who have just completed ARC 2020. Thank you to all those supporters for making such big efforts to create a fabulous atmosphere and provide the fleet with a tremendous and well deserved... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2021-2022 Lift Off . 07/01/2021

With the success of the 2020 ARC and ARC+ reaching Saint Lucia’s shores and the determination of both World Cruising Club and participants,... Click here for more info..

ARC Routes Fully Subscribed for 2021. 31/12/2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, lots of skippers transferred their participation from the 2020 ARC/ARC+ rallies to the... Click here for more info..

Webinar: Cruising Portugal with ARC Portugal. 30/12/2020

Offering wonderful sailing, superb seafood, and friendly beachfront ports, exploring the Portuguese coastline has long been a popular... Click here for more info..

A Very Special ARC. 20/12/2020

It has been a very special ARC this year, smaller in numbers, but not diminished in spirit. The determination and camaraderie of all those... Click here for more info..

Help, Friendship and Christmas Adventures on the ARC . 17/12/2020

Many sailors will concur that crossing an ocean in a small sailboat brings together people in the most extraordinary circumstances. What may... Click here for more info..

Special celebrations conclude ARC+ 2020. 15/12/2020

This evening, a unique prize-giving ceremony brought to a close a six-week long adventure for 98 sailors who crossed the Atlantic with ARC+... Click here for more info..

On the Docks in Rodney Bay Marina . 13/12/2020

Today is Saint Lucia Day, the official start to Christmas here on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Independent since 1979, Helene of the... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Blown Away!. 11/12/2020

Every ARC arrival is a joy for the ARC Yellowshirts to greet in Rodney Bay, but the buzz this morning was extra special as the team had the... Click here for more info..

ARC Broadcasting - Rodney Bay's Dedicated ARC Radio Channel now online!. 10/12/2020

Tune in to ARC Broadcasting! New for 2020 brought to you by the Events Company Saint Lucia, ARC participants and their family and friends... Click here for more info..

Caring and sharing on the Ocean Waves . 09/12/2020

This year’s ARC crossing was always going to be a special adventure for the fleet of ARC+ and ARC 2020.As part of the benefits of sailing... Click here for more info..

A Battle to the Finish – Banzaï takes line honours in ARC 2020. 03/12/2020

As daylight dawned in Saint Lucia on Thursday 3rd December, the eagerly awaited first arrival of ARC 2020 sailed gracefully round Pigeon... Click here for more info..

Mid Atlantic with the ARC+ & ARC 2020. 29/11/2020

During the first week at sea for both the ARC and ARC+ fleets with Saint Lucia now set firmly in their sights, there have been some... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Fleet Depart Mindelo. 23/11/2020

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

Ocean calling ARC 2020. 22/11/2020

Following years of planning, months of trepidation, days of stowing, and hours of farewells, over 300 crew set sail today from Las Palmas de... Click here for more info..

Testing Times as Restart Delayed Again. 22/11/2020

It has been a frustrating few days for ARC+ skippers in Mindelo as they await the results of the vital PCR tests, before they get the “all... Click here for more info..

Mindelo Restart Delayed. 21/11/2020

It has been another day of frustration for ARC+ crews in Mindelo awaiting the start of leg 2 of the rally. The start was originally... Click here for more info..

Count down to the ARC start!. 21/11/2020

There’s a high level of excitement, with a mix of slight apprehension and eagerness of crews around the docks today as everyone prepares for... Click here for more info..

Thoughts turn to weather and final preparations. 20/11/2020

The final boat to arrive ahead of Sunday’s start is now in Las Palmas. Mack Storey’s Excess 15 Binx kept in touch with ARC rally control and... Click here for more info..

Making dreams a reality. 19/11/2020

The second day of PCR Covid19 testing for all crews took place again at Vithas Clinic close to Las Palmas marina and delivery of provisions... Click here for more info..

1