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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

An emotional day on the dockside as more boats arrive.
08/12/2022

“ARC Finish Line…ARC Finish Line… this is yacht Take Off at 2 miles” is the call as the VHF radio crackles into life. For ARC boats arriving into Rodney Bay, this is the start of the arrivals process, alerting the finish line boat and the shoreside yellow shirt team to another imminent arrival. Since Malolo, the first arrival on 1st December, the finish line team have welcomed 45 boats, taking... Click here for more info..

Whistle Down the Wind.
05/12/2022

It started with a blast, perhaps too much for some boats as the full force of the Atlantic trade winds blew the fleet swiftly southwards from Gran Canaria. And now, by day 15 after departing Las Palmas, as the ARC arrivals gather pace, the wind has blown away leaving glassy calms behind. From rocking and rolling in Atlantic waves, the ARC boats and now resorting to the iron-spinnaker and... Click here for more info..

First Over the Line Celebrations for ARC 2022.
03/12/2022

Reaching the shores of Saint Lucia in just 11 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes and 26 seconds it was the Marsaudon ORC 50 Malolo and her crew of 6 experienced sailors who were the first to cross the ARC 2022 finish line under the cover of darkness on Thursday 1 December at 20:42hrs local time.To mark their achievement and officially kick-off the annual ARC arrival in Saint Lucia, a gathering was held... Click here for more info..
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08/12/2022

Navasana - Day 19 Getting lifted to St Lucia

We started sailing early this morning after motoring to a position that would allow us to get to St Lucia on one tack while getting lifted as the wind veers around. Still, we are close hauled at around 40AWA getting beaten up by wind waves and read more...

08/12/2022

Jadamama blog day 18

A general indolence hit the crew as we were forced into motoring a few days ago or more accurately, a focus that has shifted to finishing and cleaning up.Although motoring had seemed unthinkable, it has become routine with either no wind or read more...

08/12/2022

Sunbeat VI - Day 18 - Nearly there…

The winds eventually filled in nicely from the NNW. Now able to point directly to Saint Lucia. With a distance remaining of around 150nm, should be able to arrive sometime Thursday evening.Weed has been a continual problem. Having to put the engine read more...

08/12/2022

Salamander - Clive's Reflections on ARC 2022

It seems a long time ago now but the start was quite tense. We had brisk winds, a lively sea and many boats to avoid.Next day came sea sickness. It wasn't too bad but I had hoped to avoid it because I'm a regular sailor however within 48 hours I read more...

08/12/2022

Bluewater Mooney - 08.12.2022

Finish line 08:00 00:30Finish Line 00:30SaapunutMenimme maaliin divisioonamme ykkösenä.Aivan takanamme oli suomalainen Swan 65 Vahine.Haluaisin kuitenkin huomauttaa, että olemme ajaneet paljon moottorin alla viimeisten 3 päivän aikana. 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

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






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Pipeline Across the Ocean

At the end of WWII, the Allies set-up PLUTO a ‘Pipeline Under the Ocean’ to supply fuel to their armies in France. In 2022 we have witnessed our own virtual ARC Pipeline Across the Ocean as a stream of ARC boats have formed a pipeline to refuel the yacht Take Off after the Grand Soleil 54 was dismasted five days ago, some 1400NM out from Saint Lucia.... more info


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