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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the Caribbean

Every November since 1986 the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has set sail from Las Palmas, bound westward across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Bringing together yachts from all over the world, the fleet gather in Las Palmas Marina in the heart of the city.



Route Choices for ARC Sailors

ARC sailors have a choice of routes and three starts are planned for 2018:

Sailing via the Cape Verdes:
ARC+ will depart Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 11 November, sailing to Mindelo, Sao Vincente, Cape Verde for a 3 to 5 day stopover before the restart to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia on 21 November. A maximum of 75 yachts sail with the ARC+ route. Click here for full dates and route information

ARC+ St. Vincent, a new route for 2018, will depart from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Thursday 15 November after sharing a pre-departure programme with the ARC+ fleet. They sail to to Mindelo, Sao Vincente, Cape Verde for a 3 to 5 day stopover before crossing the Atlantic bound for Blue Lagoon Marina, St. Vincent. Click here for full dates and route information

Sailing directly to Saint Lucia:
The ARC fleet of approximately 200 boats will start their Atlantic adventure on Sunday 25 November sailing directly to Saint Lucia, spending 18-21 days at sea on the classic trade wind route. The ARC offers a two week pre-departure programme, fun competition for cruising sailors, or competitive racing, and a spectacular welcome in Rodney Bay. Click here for full dates and route information 


Future Start Dates from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Year  ARC+ Start DayARC Start Day
 2019 10 November 24 November
 2020 8 November 22 November


Start: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Home of the ARC since 1986
  • Vibrant and exciting city
  • Good facilities for visiting yachts

www.grancanaria.com

 

www.lpavisit.com/en

Finish:  Saint Lucia

  • Major tourist destination
  • Excellent flight connections
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery

www.stlucia.org

IGY Rodney Bay Marina

  • Destination for the ARC
  • Full service marina
  • Close to beaches and hotels

www.igymarinas.com
   


Finish: St. Vincent

  • Major tourist destination
  • Excellent cruising
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery

Blue Lagoon Bay Marina

  • Stunning well-sheltered bay surrounded by palm trees
  • Recently refurbished hotel and marina