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ARC Route and Itinerary

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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 port city.

ARC 2020 Itinerary

DateDetails for ARC Gran Canaria - Saint Lucia Direct
9 NovARC Office opens in Las Palmas
15 NovLast date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
22 NovStart day!
12:00 Multihulls
12:15 Racing Divisions
12:30 Cruising Divisions
10-15 DecMajority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay
18 DecARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time
19 DecPrize giving ceremony

Saint Lucia and Beyond

There is so much to do on Saint Lucia that many yachts stay on the Island for Christmas, enjoying the warm Saint Lucian hospitality and beautiful island (and the rum punches...). many ARC boats continue their Caribbean cruising in small groups, often meeting other ARC friends in Caribbean anchorages.

Every boat is welcomed to Rodney Bay Marina with rum punches, fresh fruit and chilled beer.  No matter what time of day or night, the welcome party will be ready for you!

Sample ARC Activities in Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia Tourism Authority welcome party
  • Anse La Raye Fish Fry
  • Live music at the Boardwalk
  • Tree planting excursion
  • Marina manager's cocktail party
  • ARC lectures - Caribbean cruising
  • ARC prize giving ceremony

Start: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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

Finish:  Saint Lucia

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

IGY Rodney Bay Marina

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