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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)


Final preparations for the ARC+ St. Vincent Fleet.

There’s less than 24 hours to go until the start of ARC+ St. Vincent; a new route enabling even more sailors to cross the Atlantic under the ARC banner this year. Having waved off their friends on the ARC+ route last Sunday, the past few days have given them time to focus on their own preparations and enjoy the intimacy of their group. Last night, a special Farewell Dinner was held for the fleet... Click here for more info..

An eclectic fleet gathers.

The docks are filling up rapidly here in Las Palmas and although there’s been a few showers throughout the day, the sun managed to shine through and there’s a buzz around the place as crews from around the world are busy reuniting and preparing before the start. The attraction of the ARC is that it has something for everyone, bringing together an extremely diverse group of sailors, crossing the... Click here for more info..

Doors open for ARC check-in.

After a successful start and a good send-off for the ARC+ fleet who are making steady progress to Mindelo, Cape Verdes, it was time for the check-in desks to open for those taking part in the 33rd edition of the ARC starting on Sunday 25th November. After months of preparation, the time has finally come to kick start their Atlantic adventure and it is an exciting time for all.Crews are settling... Click here for more info..
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Allegrini - Re: ARC+ 2018 Day 4 - Written by Helen

You can never have enough power all the friends that have gone cruising before us said - and they couldn't be more right.With no sun (has anyone told it that we are of the coast of Africa?) the wind turbines can't satisfy the greedy autopilot.So on read more...


Gertha 4 - 14-11 north pole

We denken dat we een beetje verkeerd gevaren zijn wanthet was hier vorige nacht zo koud. Ik wist niet dat als je naast de Sahara vaarthet zo koud kon zijn. Ik had volledig zeilpak aan, broek en vest met daarrondereen fleece trui, twee t-shirts, read more...


Cerulean of Penryn - Yacht Cerulean Arc+Leg 1 Day 4

It was a dark night, darker than a dark thing with dark clouds, with a few rain squalls bringing some strong winds for short periods but we have alos had some clear skies with a million stars. Dawn has broke with a grey looking sky and the wind has read more...


Allegrini - Re: ARC+ 2018 Day 3

Well as the song goes, "what a difference a day makes" from hardly anything to 20-25 knots, from flat calm to 3-4m swells, we're having a terrible time keeping the pieces on the Monopoly board, I lost my car overboard and have now had to become the read more...


Offbeat - A busy couple of nights....

On Offbeat, we had a good run with our pink spinnaker away from Gran Canaria and, along with a few of the faster monohulls, were first to pick up the stronger breeze between the islands.As the sunset we decided to switch to our new downwind 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

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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School for thought – ARC children (and their parents) have their say

When walking around the docks in Las Palmas it’s great to see children of all ages and nationalities (16 this year) playing together and making friends. There are over 50 children sailing with their parents across the Atlantic on the various ARC routes this year, with the youngest crew member being 18 month old Kimberley van Soest on the Dutch Lagoon 450S Chubby Bunny.... more info

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