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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

Practical preparation advice for an offshore passage from ARC sailors and cruising rally experts.
29/07/2016

This autumn we will be hosting a series of forums to inspire sailors to extend their offshore cruising boundaries. Each forum will feature a panel of experienced bluewater cruisers sharing their personal experiences of sailing offshore passages and living on board, together with industry professionals giving their own practical top tips. The objective is to share their knowledge and experience... Click here for more info..

Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors.
05/05/2016

Over 150 aspiring bluewater cruisers are set attend the third annual Bluewater Weekend hosted at Berthon Marina in Lymington on 14-15 May. They will have the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of ocean sailing boats, mingle with experienced cruisers and get expert advice to help set sail with the right boat, training, and equipment. Designed to make visitors think about all aspects of living... Click here for more info..

Choosing for Offshore Cruising at the Bluewater Weekend.
21/04/2016

Bluewater Weekend: 14 and 15 May 2016, Lymington UKMore than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser rendezvous; the ARC Bluewater Weekend is a truly unique combination of all three and more still. Designed to encourage visitors think about all aspects of living their bluewater dream, the Bluewater Weekend is a chance to view a wide range of offshore cruising boats... Click here for more info..
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13/01/2016

Hejira - Moving on

Hejira has been moored in Marigot Bay while we returned home to the UK for Christmas.Having received an horrendous bill for satellite usage, we have decided not to continue to send our blogs to the World Cruising AND Mailasail sites as this has read more...

18/12/2015

Y2K - Wish Good Luck

This is what we usually do after every good catch to wish us good luck for the next one ! MaxIMG_20151202_114735 read more...

14/12/2015

TWIXX - in St Lucia!

Missie volbracht!Iedereen heel, boot heel en op de wind helemaalnaar de Caribbean gezeild. Trots en in jubelstemming, een heerlijk gevoel. Dat hebben we toch maar even gedaan. Het binnenvaren van de Marina was al fantastisch. Op de Lazy Linda werd read more...

14/12/2015

Sunrise - daily Blog

Sunrise 13.12.2015Tag 20 +FazitVorbei!18 Tage, 10 Stunden, 4 Minuten, 9 Sekunden.Was bleibt?Ein großes Erlebnis, ein wenig Abenteuer. Neue Erfahrungen mit sich selbst und anderen. Drei Wochen miteinanderklarkommen. Die Unmöglichkeit des read more...

14/12/2015

TWIXX - Land in zicht!!

Land in zicht!!De laatste mijlen, Pigeon Island ronden en dan de finishlijn over. Bij iedereen heerst nu een gezonde spanning. Allemaal nog even een douche en dan zijn we er klaar voor. Kom maar op met die rumpunch! read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
Do it! - It is a life enhancing experience that you will never forget!
Geoff Cozens, crew of sy Taboo of St Helier
First of all a big thanks to all ARC staff for the excellent work done, and an even bigger thanks to you for your efforts in getting it right, and for the chance you gave me and my crew to accomplish this once-in-the-lifetime adventure. For me it has been a dream come true, after a life of sailing and reading about ocean crossing. I am sure most participants feel the same way. Thanks a lot.
Fulvio Croce, Bulbo Matto ARC 2012






FEATURES
World Cruising Club

Equipment Breakages in ARC 2015

Almost 38% of ARC and ARC+ boats logged some form of equipment breakage during ARC 2015, which, whilst it seems high, is perhaps not unexpected for a year that was considerably windier than usual most of the way across. That said, even in a light-wind year, boats can expect damage from chafe and torn sails will occur if squalls strike. As expected, breezy conditions caused most damage to sails, poles, rigging and chafe, accounting for 56% of reported breakages.... more info


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