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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 Close for ARC 2021 in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.
17/12/2021

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ ARC, and 2021 proved again why sailing the same route at the same time of year can produce so many different experiences. The ingredients of the ARC, the boats and nationalities, ambitions and experience, weather and routing when added together, provide each ARC crew with their own, unique Atlantic adventure.This time last year, the world was hoping that the... Click here for more info..

So, how was it for you?.
10/12/2021

"So, how was it for you?"This is probably the most frequently asked question on the dockside in Rodney Bay Marina currently, as crews reunite with friends made in Las Palmas and new friends made by encounters with other ARC boats whilst at sea. Having sailed across 3,000NM of Atlantic Ocean together, there is now a real feeling of camaraderie amongst the crews who have reached the sunny shores... Click here for more info..

A Lucian Welcome for the ARC First Arrivals.
08/12/2021

Day Sixteen of ARC 2021 saw the number of new arrivals reach the 20 boat mark, and with a buzz building on the dockside, it was time for a proper Saint Lucian welcome. Crews from the ‘first arrivals’ were welcomed to the Sandals Golf & Country Club for a wonderful introduction to the culture, music and food of Saint Lucia.As the rum punch was poured in a COVID-safe environment, crews were... Click here for more info..
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16/12/2021

Kithara - Rückblick auf die Vorbereitungen zum Start in Las Palmas

Rückblick:Vorbereitungen auf den Start in Las PalmasObwohl unsere Kithara von Teneriffa nach Almerimar und zurück auf den über 2.500 sm super gesegelt ist, gibt es immer wieder etwas zu ergänzen oder zu optimieren. Das Problem ist nur, man macht read more...

16/12/2021

Kithara - Arrival

11.12.2021 - Arrival Yeah, we made it!!! It took us 3.064 nm, 20 days and 6 hours to do the Atlantic Crossing from Las Palmas to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. During the first 3 days we didn't have lots of Wind. But lots of dolphins joined us read more...

16/12/2021

Kithara - Logbuch Tag 17 bis 20

Die Atlantik-Überquerung - Logbuch 17. Tag Mittwoch, 08.12.2021Die vergangene Nacht war wieder sehr nass und ungemütlich, aber zum Glück gab es diesmal nicht zuviel Wind. Langsam wünschen wir uns endlich in Santa Lucia anzukommen um endlich mal read more...

12/12/2021

Minga - Día 21, cumbre

Un año sabático para recorrer Europa, cruzar el Atlántico y navegar el Caribe. Desde un principio este viaje incluía en sus planes una buena dosis de aventura: cruzar el océano a vela, tal como lo hizo Colón. La idea dehacer esa cumbre (como le read more...

12/12/2021

Skyelark 2 - Skyelark 2 Arrival

Skyelark arrived in St Lucia, overnight on the 7th after 16 and a half days at sea. At the start of the crossing we were hunting for the trades, making slow progress and burning some diesel. Within a couple of days we found them, whispers at first read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
“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






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World Cruising Club

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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