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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

The 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers wraps up in Saint Lucia.
20/12/2015

In an evening of high emotion and just a little drama, focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the traditional ARC prize-giving party brought the rally to a close for another year. The awards ceremony, held at last night (Saturday 19th December) at the Beausejour Arena in Rodney Bay, provided a rousing end to the annual ARC, and a... Click here for more info..

Noisy Welcome for Sea Symphony.
17/12/2015

The last official finisher has now crossed the line in Rodney Bay, in a stately progress eagerly awaited by well-wishers ashore. With just their jib, yankee and mizzen up, the 1979 Formosa 51 sailed across the finish line at 08:43 local time yesterday. This leaves just one boat still to arrive, Newfoundland, which is expected on Friday having stopped off to explore Barbados en route.A failed... Click here for more info..

Warm Welcome for Last Few Boats.
15/12/2015

The tail-enders may have been at sea for over three weeks, but that just adds to the warmth of the welcome they receive at Rodney Bay, as the last few boats cross the line and make it into the marina. In anticipation of their arrival, friends, family members and other ARC crew will call into the ARC office to check on ETAs, keen to give a special welcome. “How many boats still to come?” is often... 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...

15/12/2015

Sea Symphony - Orions belt or Pudsy Bear?

We are now ( probably ) one day out from St Lucia, with only one more night watch to do and for me my favourite time. Time for conversation with your watch partner, the sailing seems better and of course, the star gazing. The shooting stars have read more...

14/12/2015

Sea Symphony - Nearly There

Nearly there… 14/12/2015A couple of days to go and we should hopefully be in St Lucia, having sailed all of the way, we hope. We will keep our heads and carry on sailing without the aid of the Perkins, no matter how strong the smell of Rum, wafting 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...


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TESTIMONIALS
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
If you get a chance, just do it as it will be that once in a lifetime event you can look back at and say, "Wow, I
did that" with the loads of memories to go with it. Attending the ARC Guildford Seminar weekend and
the crewing on the delivery trip to Las Palmas added to the overall experience.
Tim Holbrook, crew of sy Alize ARC 2012






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Welcome Back! Skippers of the first ARC return for 30th edition

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