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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)


Colourful Parade of National Flags opens ARC 2018.

The majority of boats and crews taking part in the 33rd edition of the ARC – the world’s largest transocean rally for cruisers - have now arrived in their temporary ‘home’ of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Today, it was time to mark the official opening ceremony of ARC 2018. With a spectacular, noisy and colourful carnival procession around the marina, crews from 30 different nations waved their... Click here for more info..

Growing the ARC Forest.

Sailing allows us to travel long distances with relatively low carbon emissions, but the reality is that all yachts burn diesel for motive power and to generate electricity. Conscious of this impact, ARC organiser World Cruising Club has teamed up with local non-profit forestry organisations in Gran Canaria to develop and sponsor a carbon offset project, planting trees where they are most... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Cabo Verde.

Cabo Verde Islands is a beautiful archipelago with 10 islands, 5 islets, and lies 500 NM from the West Coast of Africa, 860 NM from Gran Canaria and 2100NM from Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. Sao Vicente island, with 60 000 inhabitants, has been the stopover for ARC+ since 2013 the 1st edition of the rally. As the cultural capital of the archipelago, Sao Vicente has a mixed culture with the... Click here for more info..
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Degree of Latitude - Test blog message

Hello everyoneThis is a test to see if the blog works.We are in not so sunny Las Palmas, bit windy today, but not raining at the moment.Degree of Latitude read more...


Equinox - Herman’s post

So I’ve actually never done sailing before. Well I “test-sailed” for a few hours before coming here in my hometown Stockholm but that was in a closed archipelago, nothing like the Atlantic! So what am I doing here you may wonder. Well, back in read more...


Cerulean of Penryn - Cerulean of Penryn - Land Ahoy

DATE:2018-11-18 04:30ZTITLE: ARC+ LEG1 DAY 7LOCATION: 17:33 024:35AUTHOR: RICHARD ROWLEYIt's now 04:30 in the morning of the 7th and last day of this leg from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to Minedelo, Sao Vincente, Cape Verde. Our destination is now read more...


Glory - GLORY Gone Sailing- Lagoon 42

One of the nice things about the ARC is meeting cool people from other countries. As Glory's Canadian contingent was travelling to Las Palmas today and missed the Opening ceremonies parade, our Brit crew Tash and Will Marshall represented Canada read more...


Dobro Dani - Log day 4 - 1/2 way party to Mindelo

We are very excited today to be celebrating our 1/2 way point to Mindelo. We predict we will be reaching the point before midnight tonight, and so to celebrate we are having a pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables. The crew have obtained their 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

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

World Cruising Club

Man spricht deutsch

Da bereits mehrere deutsche Boote am 11.11. und 15.11. mit der ARC+ mit Ziel Kapverden gestartet sind, ist die Flotte der deutschsprachigen Boote, die sich in Las Palmas auf den Start der traditionellen ARC vorbereiten, verhältnismäßig klein. 19 deutsche, 2 Österreicher und 2 Schweizer Boote wollen am 25. November den Sprung über den großen Teich wagen und nutzen die verbleibende Zeit, sich in Seminaren weiterzubilden, das Boot zu verproviantieren und bei einer der Partys das Tanzbein zu schwingen.... more info

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