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ARC 2021 Makes Landfall in Saint Lucia - Benvenuto 12 Nacira 69!. 03/12/2021

Congratulations to the crew of Italian flagged yacht 12 Nacira 69 for taking ARC 2021 line honours in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, arriving in the early hours of Friday 3 December 2021. Crossing the line at 03:16:45 local time,  following an exciting race to the line with their closest rivals on Guyader Saveol , the crew of the stunning Vismara carbon racer received the warmest of welcomes to Saint Lucia despite the early hour.  Calm winds at the start of the rally, which departed from Las Palmas on Sunday 21 November, were not on the wish list for this sleek 23 meter monohull but as the trade winds finally picked up they made good time during the second half of their 3,188 NM route reaching up to incredible speeds of 28kts. Spokesperson for the crew, Matteo Grassi,... Click here for more info..

Yacht Charlotte Jane III abandoned after catastrophic steering failure. 01/12/2021

The five-man British crew of Charlotte Jane III were evacuated onto another ARC yacht today (01 December) after a catastrophic steering... Click here for more info..

Breezing into week two for the ARC+ and ARC Fleets. 29/11/2021

As the second full week at sea begins for the ARC+ and ARC fleets, it’s a delight to read how crews are enjoying their time on the ocean in... Click here for more info..

Agecanonix – Tragedy at Sea. 28/11/2021

World Cruising Club are sad to report the death of crew member Max Delannoy on board the ARC yacht Agecanonix during the night of 26/27... Click here for more info..

Sails Across the Sea as the 36th ARC Departs Las Palmas. 21/11/2021

Cruisers, racers, and multihulls; sleek ocean racing machines alongside comfortable family cruisers; superyachts with professional crews,... Click here for more info..

High pressure as the ARC Start approaches. 20/11/2021

There’s a mix of excitement and slight apprehension with sailors around the docks today as everyone prepares for the departure of the ARC... Click here for more info..

Vox pops around the docks…. 19/11/2021

Thoughts from some of the crews in the 36th ARC, with less than 48 hours to go. On board almost every boat, there’s a bustle of... Click here for more info..

A hive of activity ahead of Sunday’s start. 17/11/2021

Four days until start day and the clock is ticking, so there’s a hive of activity around the docks as well as in the ARC shop and... Click here for more info..

Sun, sea and Sextants. 15/11/2021

It’s been a perfect day here in Gran Canaria. The sun is out, the skies are blue and there’s a gentle breeze blowing. Perfect for a practice... Click here for more info..

36th edition of the Atlantic rally for Cruisers declared ‘open’ at Flag Raising Ceremony . 14/11/2021

The sun shone and the sky was blue for the official ARC 2021 Flag Raising Ceremony which was held today to celebrate the 29 different... Click here for more info..

Children’s fun, crews arriving and docks filling up. 13/11/2021

With just over a week to go until the start of the ARC, the marina is really filling up with over 120 boats already here in Las Palmas... Click here for more info..

Safety demos and welcome to new arrivals. 11/11/2021

It’s getting busy around the docks here in Las Palmas and several more boats have arrived today, including Simon Morecroft’s Into the... Click here for more info..

Doubling up: workshops and rally life in full swing. 10/11/2021

The ARC is now in full swing in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as the third day of the programme began with a hive of activity on the docks and... Click here for more info..

ARC office opens in Las Palmas. 08/11/2021

The ARC yellowshirts were ready and waiting this morning to welcome an influx of rally participants as the ARC office ‘doors’ opened,... Click here for more info..

ARC 2021 - Countdown to Start Day. 18/10/2021

The final countdown is officially on for this year’s ARC+ and ARC rallies with rally flags already flying high in Las Palmas, virtual safety... Click here for more info..

ARC 2022 - Entries Now Open!. 01/09/2021

Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in Saint Lucia. Entries are open: You can... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2022 - Entries now open!. 15/07/2021

Why not wrap up the Caribbean season by joining ARC Europe - our west to east transatlantic rally filled with fun social activities and and... Click here for more info..

Announcing ARC January. 09/02/2021

Demand from sailors worldwide for spaces in the 2021 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC 2021) has been unprecedented in the 35 year history of... 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..

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..

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