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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)


Steady as we go - Day 3 at sea for the ARC fleet.

Following their blast off departure from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday, the fleet of ARC 2015 continue to be propelled into the Atlantic and towards the shores of Saint Lucia. The echoes of ships horns, blaring music and serenades of local brass bands have faded away since start day, but settling into life at sea has offered new excitement for the crews as they get used to life at 30... Click here for more info..

Rocking and rolling to Saint Lucia: ARC 2015 starts in spectacular style.

Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as the yachts taking part in ARC 2015 made their way out of Muelle Deportivo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this morning. There was an air of excitement throughout the marina as the ocean adventure truly begins for 1125 sailors and even a few rain squalls throughout the morning could not dampen the spirits of the eager... Click here for more info..

Sailor Ted joins the Friskus Crew.

Each year children of the ARC are invited to write to the ARC's mascot, Sailor Ted and tell him about the adventures they will have if he joins their boat for the crossing. This year he will set sail on board the family boat Friskus for his second Atlantic Crossing. Below is the letter from the Brattum family, translated from Norwegian:We are three kids (Elise 10, Oyvind 7 and Silje 5)... Click here for more info..
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Vitamina - vitamina diary

After few days more on board crossing the Atlantic we are exciting aboutour trip!.....we celebrated our crossed line of 1.500 miles eating pizza and icecream The night watches are a little bit hard and we continued be in company withthe flying read more...


Hera - Die Roue - Qual der Wahl

Die Wettervorhersagen sind widersprüchlich. Wir haben uns letztendlich dochfür die Barfußroute im Süden entschieden. Einige Crewmitglieder haben sogarInteresse an einem Landgang auf den Kapverden geäussert. Bei der jetzigenWetterlage, die uns bei read more...


Y2K - Y2K - ARC 2015 - Day 2

Posizione 25° 55N19° 19W direzione 269 velocità 6,3ktL'onda si fa sentire, tutto l'equipaggio, chi più chi meno ne sta risentendo. Le previsioni dicono vento e mare in diminuzione. Stare a bordo è difficile, la barca rolla moltissimo ed anche read more...


Furia - day 3 after a night of squalls

Everything is fine onboard. Washed by waves from time to time we are never 100% dry. Mihail and Dian hand steer all the time on a dead run, mainsail(some times 1streef) with poled out jib (also sometimes reefed). Did several jibes to keep the COG read more...


PG Roshni - 25/11 0750 Twas a Dark and Stormy Night

16:02.5N 45:26.0WBlimey can it ever rain ! Well the forecasted squalls (that have been forecasted since we set off) came in with a vengeance late yesterday - got properly soaked a couple of times and saw gusts of 40+kn which takes you back a bit as read more...

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Before I left for Belgium I did not have a chance to thank you and the whole ARC Team for giving me the opportunity to accomplish one of my dreams. It has been a wonderful experience thanks to careful preparation using all the many tips and recommendations you supplied. In particular the various seminars in Las Palmas were extremely helpful to ensure a smooth passage. Thank you for this highly professional organisation, thank you for the kindness of your team.
Bernard Coppens - Soledonna , ARC 2012
Do it! - It is a life enhancing experience that you will never forget!
Geoff Cozens, crew of sy Taboo of St Helier

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Welcome Back! Skippers of the first ARC return for 30th edition

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