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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

Yacht Charlotte Jane III abandoned after catastrophic steering failure.
01/12/2021

The five-man British crew of Charlotte Jane III were evacuated onto another ARC yacht today (01 December) after a catastrophic steering failure left the vessel disabled.Skipper Paul Hutley had raised concerns during the night of 30/11>01/12 after the yacht’s starboard side steering on the twin-wheel Hanse 588 broke. The mechanical linkage failed, and the steering quadrant came adrift from the... Click here for more info..

Breezing into week two for the ARC+ and ARC Fleets.
29/11/2021

As the second full week at sea begins for the ARC+ and ARC fleets, it’s a delight to read how crews are enjoying their time on the ocean in the logs sent in by email from onboard the boats.The ARC+ fleet are now over half-way and on the home stretch on their passage from Mindelo to Grenada. They departed from Cape Verde on Friday 19 November. “We've had all sorts of weather and luckily only a... Click here for more info..

Agecanonix – Tragedy at Sea.
28/11/2021

World Cruising Club are sad to report the death of crew member Max Delannoy on board the ARC yacht Agecanonix during the night of 26/27 November. The full circumstances of the incident are not known at this point. The three-man, all French crew, were sailing Agecanonix, an X-Yachts X4.3, as part of the ARC IRC Racing Division, and had opted for a course well to the north of the rhumb line route... Click here for more info..
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01/12/2021

Mary Doll - Day 6 : Zen

Today we did nothing……I’d like to give you an accurate dictionary definition of ‘nothing’ but we appear to be without google and siri. Which is a pity because with plenty of time to contemplate the universe, some questions need answers. Such as read more...

01/12/2021

Mary Doll - Day 8 - On the crest of a wave

The calm seas are well behind us as the wind has steadily built and allows us the opportunity to get more miles under our belt.Morning brought a change of sails from one side of the boat to the other.Sounds simple enough. This involves going read more...

01/12/2021

Mary Doll - Day 7 - Tick Tock

We’re doing 3 hour ‘watches’. For me that means being on duty - up top in the cockpit looking after sails,wind, etc - from midnight to 3am and 6am to 9am. So, generally get off to bed early evening, get up just before midnight, do the watch, back read more...

01/12/2021

Misty Mhor - Misty’s Mini Mutiny Wednesday December 1st.

Tuesday lunchtime and we are now mid Atlantic (27 deg 01 N, 034 deg 32 W) so we need to adjust our watches. We kept the ships clock on GMT as the radio meetings and sextant readings are based on this. We are all now two hours behind London. The read more...

01/12/2021

Sunrise - ARC2021 - Day #10 on the SUNRISE

Although our crew was put together randomly, it feels like we are a perfect match.We all share the passion for sailing in its pure and old fashioned form. Our philosophy:The only reason not to sail is no wind at all.And of course every single read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.


Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014

On behalf of myself and my four crew I would like to thank you and all your team for making our time with ARC 2016 a mighty and most enjoyable experience. From the moment we arrived in Las Palmas till departure from Rodney Bay we were looked after so well by your team. All our problems/queries were dealt with in a most competent and satisfactory manner. It was a first class experience for all of us. I had always said that I would only do a trans Atlantic once however this has changed and I will hopefully do it again with ARC!


Nick Musgrave - SY Jasmine (IRL)






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Young guns making their sailing dream a reality

Whilst the average age of those signing up for the ARC is around 45-55 years old, there’s a growing trend for much younger crews to take a break from work or studies to buy a boat and travel the world. The pandemic has certainly influenced this decision, along with the notion of doing it right now and not waiting until later in life.... more info


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