The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.
The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for a great event, and most probably one of the best experiences of my life” Max Klink, yacht Caro (GER)
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Navasana - Day 19 Getting lifted to St Lucia
We started sailing early this morning after motoring to a position that would allow us to get to St Lucia on one tack while getting lifted as the wind veers around. Still, we are close hauled at around 40AWA getting beaten up by wind waves and read more...
Jadamama blog day 18
A general indolence hit the crew as we were forced into motoring a few days ago or more accurately, a focus that has shifted to finishing and cleaning up.Although motoring had seemed unthinkable, it has become routine with either no wind or read more...
Sunbeat VI - Day 18 - Nearly there…
The winds eventually filled in nicely from the NNW. Now able to point directly to Saint Lucia. With a distance remaining of around 150nm, should be able to arrive sometime Thursday evening.Weed has been a continual problem. Having to put the engine read more...
Salamander - Clive's Reflections on ARC 2022
It seems a long time ago now but the start was quite tense. We had brisk winds, a lively sea and many boats to avoid.Next day came sea sickness. It wasn't too bad but I had hoped to avoid it because I'm a regular sailor however within 48 hours I read more...
Bluewater Mooney - 08.12.2022
Finish line 08:00 00:30Finish Line 00:30SaapunutMenimme maaliin divisioonamme ykkösenä.Aivan takanamme oli suomalainen Swan 65 Vahine.Haluaisin kuitenkin huomauttaa, että olemme ajaneet paljon moottorin alla viimeisten 3 päivän aikana. read more...