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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)


ARC/ARC+ 2020 Closing Date for Entries.

Closing Date for Entries for the 2020 ARC Rally AnnouncedTo allow for planning of a COVID secure ARC/ARC+ in the Las Palmas and the rally's Caribbean end ports this year, a closing date for entries for ARC/ARC+ 2020 has now been announced as 31/08/2020.Any sailors wishing to join the ARC this year will need to apply via this page and pay the boat entry fee no later than 31/08/2020. Interest... Click here for more info..

Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) Route.

ARC Update 03 August 2020Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) RouteDue to the additional requirements expected for entry into Saint Lucia (under current protocols) it has been agreed that it will be better for participants and officials there, if the ARC arrivals are spread over a longer time period rather than concentrated. Therefore the proposed split start for ARC (Direct... Click here for more info..

ARC and ARC+ 2020 – November Departures Confirmed for COVID Secure Rally.

[03 August - this item has now been superseded by this post from 03/08/2020]Since its beginning in 1986, the ARC has always been about providing a framework to make the Atlantic passage to the Caribbean safer and more enjoyable for cruising sailors. World Cruising Club has been examining how to deliver the ARC this year and how the rally could be adapted to offer a COVID secure event that... Click here for more info..
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Suffisant - Suffisant - ARC 2020, Insurances Part 2

(german below)About insurances, Part 2In the meantime, I have also received the report from eta glob. I have had to ask several times about my inquiry, and I think I can say today, that those Brookers have been holding me back rather than read more...


Suffisant - Suffisant - ARC 2020, Insurances Part I

(German below) The question of which insurances must be renewed, cancelled or changed during my round-the-world cruise will not be so easy. Health insurance and pensionAlmost every country requires a valid health insurance that is not read more...


Suffisant - ARC 2020, Outfit and changes on the yacht Suffisant

Today we start with the description of the yacht:Yacht Suffisant, Bénéteau Oceanis 331, ClipperThis type of sailing boat was built between 1999 – 2004. Three cabin version, V-berth plus port & starboard double aft cabins, all fitted with read more...


Suffisant - ARC 2020, Preparations and other things

(German below) Many things have to be clarified and prepared for a regatta with the ARC and a following sailing around the world. In my reports I would like to describe my preparations, about the yacht equipment, about me, about my crew. For 2020, read more...


ARC 2019 - Rodney Bay marina - Sailing Greatcircle (ep.152)


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On behalf of myself and my four crew I would like to thank you and all your team for making our time with ARC 2016 a mighty and most enjoyable experience. From the moment we arrived in Las Palmas till departure from Rodney Bay we were looked after so well by your team. All our problems/queries were dealt with in a most competent and satisfactory manner. It was a first class experience for all of us. I had always said that I would only do a trans Atlantic once however this has changed and I will hopefully do it again with ARC!

Nick Musgrave - SY Jasmine (IRL)

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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ARC 2019 Photo Competition

We are certainly missing being at sea right now so we thought it would be an ideal time to re-live some of the magic moments of ARC 2019 with the Photo Competition! 

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