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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 Late Starters make safe landfall in the Caribbean.

On 23 December, S/Y CARIOCA put in to Martinique and then, early on Christmas morning, TRIMLEY MAID safely made landfall in St Lucia; the final yacht of ARC 2017 to finish their Atlantic Crossing.  A warm welcome was provided to TRIMLEY MAID's double-handed team of Grant and Gabriel by crews of other ARC yachts including Mad Monkey, Geronimo and other yachties.  Trimley Maid's... Click here for more info..

An emotional finale to ARC 2017.

In an emotional evening focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 32nd edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the traditional ARC prize giving party on Saturday 16th December marked the end of the transatlantic sailing rally for another year. Held at the Johnson’s Center in Rodney Bay, the evening provided a rousing conclusion to the annual ARC, and a chance to... Click here for more info..

ARC arrivals roll in to town.

Three weeks to the day since the ARC fleet slipped their lines in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a steel drum serenade is continually echoing around the docks of IGY Rodney Bay Marina. The initial trickle of arrivals has now become a constant stream, with the berths, bars, restaurants and marine services steadily filling up as ARC yachts flow in. Friends are reunited, families greet their loved... Click here for more info..
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Trifon - Video is now on Vimeo

Share it with friends, or hop into your video settings to tweak your privacy settings or custom embed options, and do things like add music or captions and subtitles.  Your video ARC 2017 film is now ready to watch on Vimeo. Here's what else read more...


Lothlorien - Damit haben wir nicht gerechnet!

Seit fast sechs Tagen bin ich nun schon wieder im kalten Deutschland und seit vier Tagen habe ich schon wieder im Büro am Schreibtisch gesessen. Die Atlantiküberquerung - die drei Wochen auf hoher See, als Wind und Wellen die größten Sorgen und read more...


Shimna - Shimna ... Limps across the finishing line

At 21.09 on 15th December Shimna finally crossed the finishing line in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, 26 days after leaving Las Palmas.This has been a long slow and difficult passage with numerous technical problems starting a few hours after leaving Gran read more...


Avel Biz - ARC 2017 prizegiving

Dimanche 17 décembre 2017 12h00 UTC 49°01 N 02°25 E   Bonjour La soirée de remise des prix de l'ARC 2017 a eu lieu hier soir à Rodney Bay. Nous n'étions pas sur place mais une équipière de NORXL nous a représenté. Il y a eu beaucoup de prix read more...


Ellen - Final day 20

We docked at 17:17 local time. Everything has went well and we had a fantastic and fast spinnaker sailing the last day. We are so satisfied and happy with everything, the boat, our self and the ARC engagement. Looking forward to next ARC! read more...

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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
I have to admit that I was a little cynical and wary about whether I wanted to be organised into a rally environment before signing up but I am now a convert – and indeed should anyone enquire I will be an advocate for both this event and your organisation

The level of support was just pitched perfectly and the quiet way that the team organised both us and the overall group was superbly efficient but without fuss and over complication. The camaraderie of the participants was fantastic and added a rich element to our first transatlantic experience
Chris & Kate Russell, Associate3

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ARC 2017 Photo Competition - Vote now for your favourite image on Facebook

It's time to re-live some of the magic moments of ARC 2017 with our Photo Competition and vote for your favourite image!

From over 250 great images submitted, the WCC judging panel have selected a shortlist of four images in the following categories: Life on Board, Moods of the Sea, Other Boats and Sighting Land. Now we are looking to our Facebook fans and followers to select their favourite image from the shortlist to win the overall prize. To vote simply 'like' the image in the gallery and the one with the highest number of likes combined with the judging panel score, and our seminar attendees votes will be crowned this year's overall winner!

Voting will close on 23 March at Midday( GMT) after which we'll announce the winner. Thank you to all the crews who submitted photos! Get voting!... more info

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