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First Finishers in ARC 2023. 02/12/2023

A lucky thirteen years after claiming line honours in ARC 2010, Marco Rodolfi is again first to the finish, this time in 12 days 13 hours 54 minutes and 34 seconds with Swan 90 Berenice Cube (GBR). Explaining his strategy, Marco Rodolfi said: “The choice was to go south and use the Code Zero to go as fast as possible”. He added: “The crew are very, very, very, very good. The best crew in the world, sailing stars”. The Italian owned and crewed Berenice Cube crossed the line off Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia on Saturday 2 December at 02:39:34 UTC (local time Friday 1 December 22:39:34) after 3050 nautical miles of classic trade wind sailing from Gran Canaria.  Mulithull Line Honours Seven hours after Berenice Cube was alongside in IGY Rodney Bay Marina, Regis Guillemot claimed... Click here for more info..

250 ARC Boats Crossing the Atlantic. 25/11/2023

One week after the departure of ARC 2023 from Las Palmas and 9 days after ARC+ left Cape Verde, there are 250 yachts cross the Atlantic with... Click here for more info..

ARC At Sea - Fleet Update - Day 4 . 22/11/2023

The fleet are settling well into life at sea. Those boats who opted for the more northerly route along the rhumb line are experiencing... Click here for more info..

How exciting calm winds can be!. 20/11/2023

For the ARC fleet heading to Saint Lucia yesterday, as the boats crossed the line off Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, there was plenty of... Click here for more info..

White Sail Start for ARC 2023. 19/11/2023

A light southerly breeze and bright sunshine accompanied the 156 yachts in the 38th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers as they departed Gran... Click here for more info..

Elliot excited to welcome Ted onboard!. 19/11/2023

Every year, Sailor Ted chooses one special crew member to join for the ARC crossing to St Lucia. This year, he will be joining Elliot (aged... Click here for more info..

The final countdown…. 18/11/2023

With less than 24 hours to the start of ARC 2023, the docks are buzzing with activity ahead of the fleet’s 2700NM Atlantic Crossing to Saint... Click here for more info..

ARC 2023 is officially open!. 12/11/2023

Sunday’s opening ceremony for ARC 2023 drew the usual happy crowds of ARC participants, cruisers and locals for the traditional flag parade... Click here for more info..

ARC 2023 Foresta Visit . 11/11/2023

On Friday 10th November, 53 ARC participants travelled to the Parque Rural de Dormas. Ascending into the mountains in support of the Foresta... Click here for more info..

Las Palmas Marina - a hive of activity with ARC preparations in full swing. 10/11/2023

So far, 122 of the ARC fleet have arrived here in Las Palmas. Over the next couple of days, we are looking forward to welcoming the final 30... Click here for more info..

Entries now open for ARC+ and ARC 2024. 29/08/2023

Entries are open - Sail with the ARC in 2024. Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of... Click here for more info..

ARC 2022 Prizegiving. 18/12/2022

In an emotional evening focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 37 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC),... Click here for more info..

The last boats close on Saint Lucia. 13/12/2022

The docks at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina are now full with ARC boats, as the 2022 fleet pulls into town. By the morning of 14th December there... Click here for more info..

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... 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..

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..

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..

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..