ARC+ via Cape Verde to Saint Lucia
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay Marina, Saint Lucia, via Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde.
Approximately 850 + 2150 nautical miles or 5>7 + 12>16 days for a 12m (40’) cruising boat.
Crossing the Atlantic from the Canaries to Saint Lucia via Cape Verde enables boats make the most of the north east trade winds.
The Cape Verde islands are ideally placed for boats to sail south into seasonal winds; their latitude at 16º50’N is right in the path of the trade winds, promising a great sail for the passage to Saint Lucia.
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
- Familiarisation Tours
- ARC lectures - Caribbean cooking and Caribbean cruising
- ARC+ prize giving ceremony