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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)


ARC 2019: Entries now open!.

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 now join ARC 2019!For full details, request an information pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements and will be sent to you be email.About ARC 2019The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2019 - Entries Now Open!.

Celebrating 25 years of sailing South to Marina de Lagos         Join us in 2019Credited each year with introducing sailors to life-long cruising friends, ARC Portugal departs from Plymouth each June and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona, then cruises south in a series of day sails with stopovers in welcoming marinas along the way to finish in Marina de Lagos... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2019 - Entries now open!.

As the participants of 2018 edition of the west to east transatlantic rally, ARC Europe, arrive at the mid-Atlantic sailing mecca of Horta in the Azores, the first entries for next year have already started rolling in.          Join us in 2019The rally will set sail next May from Nanny Cay, BVI and Portsmouth, VA on the US east coast following a... Click here for more info..
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Allegrini - Lagos to Lanzarote

Well we’ve just arrived in La Graciosa after a very pleasant sail in Company with S/Y Silhouette from Lagos in 3 days 22 hours. We're going to stop here for a couple of days to recharge both the boat and our batteries, before e moving onto Rubicon read more...


Allegrini - The Spanish Rias

We had an amazing time meandering down the Spanish Rias, we often stopped at several different  places in each of the Rias, some at anchor and a few marinas all of them had there own charm and hustle and bustle, but wouldn’t have missed it for read more...


Allegrini - A Coruña and onwards

Well after a really enjoyable meander down the French coast, Gijon and the Northern Rias and after two weeks in A Coruña, we’ve finally left the hustle and bustle of a large city to the peace and tranquility of the Southern Rias and onwards. read more...


Gertha 5 - Plymouth

n 50.21 w 04.09   The Head Master introduced himself last night at a modest presentation. Asin terms he is keen that all pupils dress properly, Talk of school outingsto many exciting places. By good fortune Deputy head, Chris Tibbs, is a world read more...


Trifon - Video is now on Vimeo

Share it with friends, or hop into your video settings to tweak your privacy settings or custom embed options, and do things like add music or captions and subtitles.  Your video ARC 2017 film is now ready to watch on Vimeo. Here's what else read more...

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“The ARC made such a difference to our sailing experience as a family. We met wonderful friends and the staff of yellow shirts went beyond the call of duty time and again.”
Lucy Van Hove, S/Y La Cigale
I have to admit that I was a little cynical and wary about whether I wanted to be organised into a rally environment before signing up but I am now a convert – and indeed should anyone enquire I will be an advocate for both this event and your organisation

The level of support was just pitched perfectly and the quiet way that the team organised both us and the overall group was superbly efficient but without fuss and over complication. The camaraderie of the participants was fantastic and added a rich element to our first transatlantic experience.

Chris & Kate Russell, Associate3

World Cruising Club

How to Crew in the ARC

The 2018 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their transatlantic “bucket list” item. The dream of endless days, each becoming warmer and non-stop down-wind sailing has quite an appeal, but we are always asked how do you find a boat to sail on. 

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