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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)


Special celebrations in Saint Lucia bring ARC+ 2016 to a close.

For sailors on the ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, last night's prize-giving ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria six weeks ago. The alternative route to the traditional direct ARC saw over 250 crew enjoy the same great activity programme before and after their ARC crossing, but also an interesting and... Click here for more info..

ARC arrivals roll in to town.

With over 100 ARC+ and ARC yachts now safely docked in Rodney Bay marina, and another 20 expected in the next 24 hours, the ARC spirit in Saint Lucia is starting to buzz. Plenty of family and friends are eagerly checking the ETA list for their loved one’s arrival time, and fellow crews are on hand to welcome one another with applause and sirens. Lintu’s arrival last night saw them come in... Click here for more info..

Worked so hard, now it’s time to chill.

With a steady flow of yachts reaching IGY Rodney Bay Marina, the dockside in Saint Lucia is already buzzing as more and more boats arrive. To date 58 of 72 ARC+ boats have now arrived and 18 ARC boats out of the 209 now expected, further swelling the numbers. ARC sailors stroll the pontoons, looking out for buddie boats to greet and catch up after the 2,000nm sail from Mindelo, or a longer 2700... Click here for more info..
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Beltana II - Day 19

Hi All, Graham here. Given I have been the subject of many comments in previous blogs, I thoughtit only fair that I explain/defend myself; and I thought if I gave you a briefoutline of my life, you would understand I could not possibly be read more...


Xplorer of Hamble - Just 300 miles to go!

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Freedom - Tag 18 - weniger als 1000sm zum Ziel

In der Nacht hat der Wind aufgefrischt und wir sind gut vorangekommen. Um 13:15 Uhr UTC meldet der Plotter weniger als 1000sm zum Ziel. Das letzte Drittel der Strecke können wir hoffentlich schnell hinter uns bringen, die Windprognose schaut gut read more...


Gatsby - Tag 19

Zwei Tage mit viel Sonne und noch mehr Decksduschen liegen seit meinem letzten Blog hinter uns. Der Autopilot läuft nur beim gemeinsamen Abendessen, macht seine Sache jedoch sehr gut und wird täglich kontrolliert. Gestern gab es Kartoffelpüree mit read more...


Koco - 18.Tag auf See

Die Nachtschichten waren diesmal etwas durchwachsen. Ab 03:00 Uhr tauchten die ersten Squalls auf und zwangen uns zu Kurskorrekturen. Der Atlantik ist bei 20 Knoten Wind schon etwas ungnädiger, aber immer noch erträglich. Man bewegt sich dabei nur, read more...

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Your ARC Rally Handbook is very good. And the time in Las Palmas was great.
Well done, good arrangement.
Catara. ARC 2013
Odd Ivar Mork
Do it! - It is a life enhancing experience that you will never forget!
Geoff Cozens, crew of sy Taboo of St Helier

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Meeting the Mid-Atlantic Locals

With almost 300 boats in the ARC fleet spread from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, Marine Ecologist Isabella Tortora Brayda explains what marine wildlife they may encounter in the North Atlantic.... more info

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