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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

SailClear introduces an annual subscription fee of US$25.
22/04/2024

SailClear is the service for yachts cruising the Caribbean which allows them to submit their Customs declarations electronically prior to their arrival in 15 Caribbean nations, including Saint Lucia and Grenada. The secure platform provides a fast and convenient way to submit and adhere to all travel requirements for yachts and crew whilst transiting the region. Use of SailClear leads to... Click here for more info..

Saint Lucia Rendezvous.
31/01/2024

If you're in the Caribbean on 14 April, come and join our Saint Lucia Rendezvous!ARC and World ARC past participants, potential ralliers and local cruisers are all invited.Welcome home the World ARC 2023-24 fleet and join fellow sailors for a social Sunday in Saint Lucia.Plus there's 50% discount on berthing at IGY Rodney Bay Marina Friday-Sunday.Register for more information. ... Click here for more info..

You’re unique: Celebrating the Achievements of ARC 2023.
19/12/2023

The 38th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers culminated on Saturday evening with an awards ceremony in Saint Lucia that celebrated all the unique elements that make this rally so popular – great sailing, wildlife, fishing, photography, families, fun and friendship. Over 500 sailors gathered in Beausejour for a ceremony filled with many smiles, laughter and happy emotion!  155... Click here for more info..
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12/12/2023

Adrienne - Willkommen St.Lucia

Blog vom 9.12.23Angekommen!Aufgezeichnet von Thorsten, Werner und BerndDie Nacht vom 8. auf den 9.12. war kurz und um 0203 Uhr UTC hieß es: Land in Sicht!Am Horizont erschienen die ersten schwachen Lichter von St. Lucia. Aufregung bei der read more...

11/12/2023

Adina - Final Blog

We have arrived - what an adventure. Everyone is fit and well - a little tired and just getting introduced to some pink rum punch - what could possibly go wrong?Thank you all for getting involved and following us on our adventure.Seasons greetings read more...

11/12/2023

Uno - Day 22: Enjoying our last starry sky!

Sunday 10th December.Well if all goes according to plan (ha ha sailing, what plan?!) this is our last day on board Uno, crossing the Atlantic! By midday we were down to our last hundred miles and expecting to arrive in St Lucia tomorrow morning read more...

10/12/2023

Freedom - The Epiblogue (21) Freedom Sunday 10th December 2023

Editor: CJGood Morning from the balcony of a beautiful waterside house adjacent to the Rodney Bay Marina St Lucia, kindly organised by my brother for our stay here.We crossed the finish line at 0450 UTC (UK time), 0050 local time on Saturday 9th read more...

10/12/2023

Tahira - TAHIRA ARC BLOG D-Day 20 [10-Dec-23]

TAHIRA ARC BLOGD-Day 20 [10-Dec-23]Location: St Lucia - Rodney BayLat: 14.04N Long: 60.57WARRIVING IN ST LUCIAToday we arrive in St. Lucia - fantastic.A journey of 3 thirds culminating in a successful arrival in Rodney Bar, St. Lucia.Our blog will read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

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)
"That was one of the best times in my life!! The ARC is more than great! Looking forward to the ARC Europe in May, cant wait to see you all again!"
Knut Pfeiffer, S/Y Alize






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How to Crew in the ARC

The 2024 editions of the ARC and ARC Plus rallies are rapidly approaching with over 250 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their transatlantic “bucket list” item. The dream of endless days, each becoming warmer and nonstop downwind sailing has quite an appeal, so we are often asked how do you find a boat to sail on. 

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