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)
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Fish Pie - Mountain of supplies still to buy
I think we have broken the back of the work on Fish Pie in preparation for the start in a weeks time. A few bits left and more spending to be done, but all quite manageable now. We will need some advice on fishing gear, as none of us read more...
Lubilu III - LL3: Meet the crew
Introducing the crew for Lubilu III and the 2019 ARC Crossing! Graham Helsby (IT specialist, 62). Skipper, with experience dinghy sailing as a boy in 'Lubilu I' and offshore sailing for over 20 years originally in 'Lubilu II' and now with 'Lubilu read more...
Lubilu III - Introduction to Lubilu III
Lubilu III is a French Jouet 37 built in 1978 making her a one tonne Bermuda Sloop with a mast head rig & full keel. A typical racing cruiser of the era she is sturdy and reliable and has proven to hold her own in heavy seas. She joined our read more...
Grand Cru - Our Passage so far...
The Passage so far…We arrived in Las Palmas on 30th September.Earlier than originally planned.We were advised to arrive early in case the good weather that we have experienced changed against us.Our passage from Greece started on 2nd September and read more...