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An emotional day on the dockside as more boats arrive. 08/12/2022

“ARC Finish Line…ARC Finish Line… this is yacht Take Off at 2 miles” is the call as the VHF radio crackles into life. For ARC boats arriving into Rodney Bay, this is the start of the arrivals process, alerting the finish line boat and the shoreside yellow shirt team to another imminent arrival. Since Malolo, the first arrival on 1st December, the finish line team have welcomed 45 boats, taking their finish time and directing them into Rodney Bay Lagoon towards their dock, completing their ARC journey.However, one of this morning’s calls was more eagerly awaited than all the others, as the crew of Take Off announced their final approach. Having suffered a total rig failure 10 days ago, over 1,300NM out from Saint Lucia, the second half of their Atlantic crossing has been challenging. A... Click here for more info..

Two more finishers in ARC+ and recounting experiences. 06/12/2022

The last two boats that left with the ARC+ fleet from Mindelo have now arrived in Grenada: Griselda, a Hanse 370, skippered by Nicola Stamp... Click here for more info..

Whistle Down the Wind. 05/12/2022

It started with a blast, perhaps too much for some boats as the full force of the Atlantic trade winds blew the fleet swiftly southwards... Click here for more info..

Time to lime at the ARC+ welcome party. 05/12/2022

With the majority of the fleet now safely in Grenada, the informal ARC+ welcome party was held yesterday evening at Grenada Yacht Club,... Click here for more info..

Friends Reunited. 03/12/2022

Friends ReunitedSeventy boats have now finished their ARC+ Atlantic crossing from Cape Verde to Grenada, including two more family boats:... Click here for more info..

First Over the Line Celebrations for ARC 2022. 03/12/2022

Reaching the shores of Saint Lucia in just 11 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes and 26 seconds it was the Marsaudon ORC 50 Malolo and her crew of 6... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Saint Lucia ARC 2022. 02/12/2022

November has seen some near-perfect trade wind conditions across the mid-Atlantic for the 37th edition of the ARC which has meant a fast... Click here for more info..

Dockside welcome as boats stream into Grenada. 30/11/2022

Fourteen boats have now arrived in Grenada after their 2,200nm crossing from Mindelo, Cape Verde. The ARC Plus rally is starting to make its... Click here for more info..

Life on the ocean waves for the crews of ARC 2022. 29/11/2022

Following the emotional departure of the ARC fleet from Las Palmas Marina over a week ago to a cacophony of music, horns and farewell... Click here for more info..

First Arrivals in Grenada. 28/11/2022

The arrival of the ARC+ fleet has begun in Camper and Nicholson Port Louis Marina Grenada in an exciting fashion. The first yacht across the... Click here for more info..

Final destination - The Spice Island of the Caribbean, Grenada. 27/11/2022

The ARC+ fleet is in the second half of their transatlantic adventure, having left Mindelo in the Cape Verde islands just less than 10 days... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Update – Alika (GBR) Oyster 675. 22/11/2022

Early in the morning of Monday 21 November, ARC+ Rally Control was notified of serious injuries to two crew on board the yacht Alika,... Click here for more info..

Classic trades with a lively start for ARC 2022. 20/11/2022

It was an exciting start to the 37th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) today, Sunday 20 November, from Las Palmas de Gran... Click here for more info..

Skippers focus on start day. 19/11/2022

ARC Weatherman Chris Tibbs has forecast a classic trade wind passage for ARC 2022, but with a lively start, as a lingering cold front... Click here for more info..

A hive of activity ahead of Sunday’s start. 18/11/2022

With less than two days to go until start day, the clock is ticking and there’s a hive of activity around the docks and marina. Most crew... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Sailors Depart Cape Verde. 18/11/2022

Orchestrating the departure of such a high number of boats in a two hour timeframe has it’s challenges, but the fleet left Marina Mindelo... Click here for more info..

Seminars, Safety and the Seventies!. 17/11/2022

Las Palmas Marina continues to buzz with activity as the ARC start on Sunday nears, with the jobs list steadily getting smaller for crews... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Leg 1 Prizegiving a Huge Success. 16/11/2022

All crews were welcomed with some fruit punch and canapés, and very soon conversation was flowing, the band was playing and speculation was... Click here for more info..

Focusing on Preparations for Departure. 15/11/2022

As we move into week two of the pre-departure programme for ARC 2022 in Las Palmas, there is a sharp focus amongst the crews on preparations... Click here for more info..

Week two countdown and ARC preparations. 14/11/2022

Participants woke to blue skies and near perfect conditions here in Gran Canaria at the start of the second week of the 37th ARC. There’s a... Click here for more info..