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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

Curtain Call for ARC 2019.
22/12/2019

On Saturday 21st December hundreds of sailors from the 2019 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers came together for a night of celebration to mark the end of the world’s most popular sailing rally for another year. ARC crews, friends and families joined rally supporters at the Beausejour Indoor Facility in Saint Lucia just before sunset to enjoy an evening of festivity, not only to... Click here for more info..

The final ARC Arrival and Closing Ceremony Preparations.
21/12/2019

Just before 10am today the last ARC boat, Milena Bonatti crossed the line and sailed into Rodney Bay Marina. Despite being plagued by pesky engine issue that delayed their start and required them to be towed in on arrival, the double handers sailed well and arrived well in time for the ARC prizegiving this evening.Horns blared and applause roared around the marina as they were towed in. From... Click here for more info..

ARC Baking Secrets and More - The week so far.
17/12/2019

With the flood tide of the ARC over and participants settling into Caribbean island life, the atmosphere in St Lucia has calmed down. Only five boats remain out of the 192 that started in Las Palmas three weeks ago, and if the last few arrivals have been any indication the last (but certainly not least) boats are in for an epic welcome. The humid tropical air sings with the sound of a steel drum... Click here for more info..
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21/12/2019

Skyelark of London - ARC Finish

It was nice to have a daylight arrival for a change!Team Skyelark crossed the finish line at around 7 am local time - we had boatsin sight ahead and behind and the last evening at sea was spent trying toimprove and maintain our position. There was read more...

21/12/2019

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

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20/12/2019

ARC 2019 - Arriving in Saint Lucia - Sailing Greatcircle (ep.151)

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19/12/2019

Hatha Maris - Hatha maris day 20 / 14/12/19

Saturday day 20 / 14/12/19The final countdown (It’s a wrap .... only 100 more to eat ;-) )This is my 5th Transatlantic crossing and my longest one, ending tomorrow by sunrise in Rodney Bay after 19 1/2 days of great sailing with 6 awesome crewmates read more...

19/12/2019

Karhammel IV - News from Karhammel IV

News from Karhammel IV, Thursday December 2019 19th :Our last –at sea, Las Palmas to Santa Lucia- messageAbout the broken jib : After 12 hours sewing, 132 holes in the ropes+head sail, 792 knots,the reparations allow the jib to work : grey plumber read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

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

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)






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World Cruising Club

New boats – new adventures

Of the 190+ boats taking part in the ARC this year, around 20 in the fleet are new-builds, produced in 2019. They include nine multihulls such as Johnathan Davis’ American 12.19m Bali 4.1, View Finder, Pierre and Lisa Caouette’s 18.28m French Canadian Outremer 5X, BioTrek, and previous WCC rally and World ARC participants, Stuart and Pat Smith’s Fountaine Pajot Saona 47, BriZo who are continuing their blue water cruising adventures, this time with a catamaran.... more info


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