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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)


RALLY NEWS

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 2021 editions. As a result both ARC routes to sail in November 2021 are full and the entry lists are currently closed to new subscriptions. World Cruising Club (WCC)appreciate that this will be a disappointment for the many sailors aiming to cross 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 involved, the sailors, supporters, hosts and helpers has combined to make this a unique year. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the ARC has safely brought over 80 yachts on two different routes across the Atlantic to begin their Caribbean season.On... Click here for more info..

Help, Friendship and Christmas Adventures on the ARC .
17/12/2020

Many sailors will concur that crossing an ocean in a small sailboat brings together people in the most extraordinary circumstances. What may be weeks of not seeing another vessel, or says out of VHF contact, when the call is answered and a boat reaches out to another, it is a sailor’s duty to assist whenever they can. It is a unique camaraderie, ever present on the ARC.Sailing vessel Suffisant... Click here for more info..
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21/12/2020

Moonflower 3 - EPILOGUE

Our final blog from Moonflower 3The last 48 hours has been one hell of a roller coaster. We arrived the evening of the 17th to a stunning Caribbean Sunset and a warm welcome from ‘Tim’ who sped out to us in his dingy and took some snaps of our read more...

17/12/2020

Moonflower 3 - Final Charge

The difficult decision was made yesterday afternoon to turn the motor on, to ensure we finished the race on time. We’re pretty confident we will have among the least engine hours of the 50+ boats in the ARC, but it was a tough choice nonetheless. read more...

16/12/2020

Moonflower 3 - The Waiting Game

Another day in the sun, another day without wind. Gosh it's hot. We’re getting very close to crunch time on our decision on whether to turn the engine on or not. Up until now we’ve held out and sailed (hence the slow progress recently), but with 48 read more...

15/12/2020

Blown Away - Arrival into Rodney Bay

As the mileage decreased we knew our expected arrival would be at night and after 3 thousand miles without seeing land for 3 weeks, we wanted to see the island in daylight.. So on Thursday morning just after dawn,as We watched another ARC boat , read more...

14/12/2020

Moonflower 3 - The French Navy

We’ve been treated to a milder 24 hours with some cloud cover, a much needed break from the scorching weather we’ve had this past week. But the wind is up to its’ usual tricks again and progress has drastically slowed – frustrating with our finish read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
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
“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






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ARC sailors crossing for charity

This year in particular, participants in the ARC feel extremely privileged and fortunate to be able to take part in the rally and to experience the freedom that setting sail across an ocean can give. To this end, many have decided to help those less blessed than themselves by creating awareness and raising funds for a charity close to their hearts. ... more info


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