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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)


Practical preparation advice for an offshore passage from ARC sailors and cruising rally experts.

This autumn we will be hosting a series of forums to inspire sailors to extend their offshore cruising boundaries. Each forum will feature a panel of experienced bluewater cruisers sharing their personal experiences of sailing offshore passages and living on board, together with industry professionals giving their own practical top tips. The objective is to share their knowledge and experience... Click here for more info..

Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors.

Over 150 aspiring bluewater cruisers are set attend the third annual Bluewater Weekend hosted at Berthon Marina in Lymington on 14-15 May. They will have the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of ocean sailing boats, mingle with experienced cruisers and get expert advice to help set sail with the right boat, training, and equipment. Designed to make visitors think about all aspects of living... Click here for more info..

Choosing for Offshore Cruising at the Bluewater Weekend.

Bluewater Weekend: 14 and 15 May 2016, Lymington UKMore than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser rendezvous; the ARC Bluewater Weekend is a truly unique combination of all three and more still. Designed to encourage visitors think about all aspects of living their bluewater dream, the Bluewater Weekend is a chance to view a wide range of offshore cruising boats... Click here for more info..
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Endeavour of Cork - Endeavour of Cork

Well, Endeavour arrived in Las Palmas today, in good shape for the adventures to come.A sterling effort by all those who sailed her from Cork, via Caiscais and Madeira over the last month. Thanks Anais, Denise and Conor (and others!).The rest of us read more...


Delfini - DELFINI

Hello from team DELFINI - after a fairly boisterous trip from UK we arrived safely in Las Palmas and the boat (and possibly the crew) are ready for the next part of the ARC challenge. The insurance read more...


Dolphin Star - IBIZA FIRST STOP (13.10.2016)

Here is the crew enjoying the first stop in San Antonio (Ibiza Island):Finnish Captain : KariFrench Chef : NicolasFinnish Handyman : AntiiFrench Touch : EricLook at us closely and you should find an error.Dolphin Star095 100 read more...


Ludanka -

Air Support up and flying, hoping to post some great shots from this-Medic JohnLudanka Air Support 1 Ludanka Air Support 2 read more...



Bonjour à tous !Après 3 semaines de convoyage cet été,de Cogolin aux Canaries14031185_10207011984080983_1885760611_n read more...

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First of all a big thanks to all ARC staff for the excellent work done, and an even bigger thanks to you for your efforts in getting it right, and for the chance you gave me and my crew to accomplish this once-in-the-lifetime adventure. For me it has been a dream come true, after a life of sailing and reading about ocean crossing. I am sure most participants feel the same way. Thanks a lot.
Fulvio Croce, Bulbo Matto ARC 2012
Very well done and thank you for the warm welcome when we arrived! This was my second ARC, last time
racing 1997 when we finished second over all. It's great to see how much the rally improved and how committed all the
ARC people are - Thank You!
Kaj Stenman - ARC 2013

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How to Crew in the ARC

The 2016 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their transatlantic “bucket list” item. The dream of endless days, each becoming warmer and non-stop down-wind sailing has quite an appeal, but we are always asked how do you find a boat to sail on. 

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