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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Salamander - YB Connect Message from Rebecca Hayter
Salamander, day three... yesterday was our wildlife day. We?d already seen lots of Portuguese man of war jellyfish, like a big version of the blue bottles we get in NZ so that cancelled the daily swim. Around mid morning our first dolphins came to read more...
Hawkeye - 1st Hawkeye blog entry
Hawkeye is now back afloat at her home berth in Portosole, San Remo, Italy, after a winter’s refit – and nearly ready to go!It will be a sad day when we finally leave San Remo for the last time at the end of June. We plan to spend a week or two on read more...
Excalibur - Excalibur - 13
Musings on an Atlantic crossing, 13Are We Nearly There YetSilks and spices, silver and gold,Pearls, jewels, riches untold,Proof god is dead (it’s just natural selection),New land for the queen, new folk for taxation.Treasure and glory the old read more...
Excalibur - Excalibur - 12
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