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ARC+ St. Vincent Route and Itinerary


ARC+ St. Vincent 

Sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Blue Lagoon Bay, St. Vincent via Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. 

Approximately 850 + 2150 nautical miles or 5>7 + 12>16 days for a 12m (40’) cruising boat. ARC+ St. Vincent is open to all monohulls or multihulls between 10.30m (33’ 10”) and 18.29m (59’ 11).

A new route choice for the world’s most popular cruising rally enables boats to make the most of the north east trade winds sailing via the popular Cape Verde Islands to St. Vincent and the Grenadines; the gateway to a cruisers’ paradise of Caribbean sailing.

ARC+ St. Vincent 2018 Itinerary

DateDetails for ARC+ St. Vincent
02 Nov Rally office opens in Las Palmas
08 Nov Last date for arrivals in Las Palmas
15 NovStart of Gran Canaria - Sao Vicente leg (865nm)
1200 Divisions start together
20-22 NovArrival in Mindelo, Sao Vicente (Marina Mindelo)
25 NovStart of Sao Vicente - St. Vincent leg (2150nm)
8-12 DecArrival in St. Vincent (Blue Lagoon Marina)
14 DecARC+ St. Vincent finish line closes
15 DecPrize giving ceremony in Saint Vincent

Nestled in Blue Lagoon Bay, Blue Lagoon Marina will host the fleet’s arrival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The idyllic bay is surrounded by palm trees and the small marina boasts a warm Vincentian welcome complete with rum punch... Well worth crossing an ocean for!

When arriving in St. Vincent, there is a lit marked channel to Blue Lagoon Bay suitable for yachts with a draft less than 2.30m (7’ 7”); a deeper channel exists for daytime entry with local pilotage.

Start: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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

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