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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)


First Finishers in ARC 2023.

A lucky thirteen years after claiming line honours in ARC 2010, Marco Rodolfi is again first to the finish, this time in 12 days 13 hours 54 minutes and 34 seconds with Swan 90 Berenice Cube (GBR). Explaining his strategy, Marco Rodolfi said: “The choice was to go south and use the Code Zero to go as fast as possible”. He added: “The crew are very, very, very, very good. The best crew in the... Click here for more info..

250 ARC Boats Crossing the Atlantic.

One week after the departure of ARC 2023 from Las Palmas and 9 days after ARC+ left Cape Verde, there are 250 yachts cross the Atlantic with ARC rallies. The first ARC+ boats are expected to make landfall in Grenada around 29 November, with the first arrivals in Saint Lucia roughly a week later.The two fleets are converging on a similar latitude as they seek the tradewinds to the south. Usually... Click here for more info..

ARC At Sea - Fleet Update - Day 4 .

The fleet are settling well into life at sea. Those boats who opted for the more northerly route along the rhumb line are experiencing exceptionally light winds, as forecast by Chris Tibbs in the Skipper’s Briefing. Those taking the more south-easterly route, are enjoying more favourable conditions and are expecting to pick up the trade winds in the next 24 hours or so. L’Ondine is leading the... Click here for more info..
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Vitamin Sea - Tag 18: Vorfreude auf St. Lucia, Donnerstag, der 07. Dezember 2023

Die Nacht vom 06. auf den 07. Dezember 2023: Zurück zur Normalität Mit dem Hauptsegel im 3. Reff sind wir in die Nacht gesegelt. Nach den aufregenden Squalls der letzten Tage haben wir uns alle nach etwas ruhigeren Watches gesehnt.Und tatsächlich, read more...


Uno - Day 19: Sleigh rides & risotto

Thursday 7th DecemberIt’s been a great day with good swell & wind behind us, & swell only going in one direction so it’s been like a sleigh ride surfing down the waves. Much more comfortable than the past few days too & just before read more...


Freedom - Blog 20 Friday 8th December 2023

Editor: Stu the Glue.Hello to you all from Freedom, approximately 90nm from the finish line in St Lucia. So that the skipper can do the “Final” Epiblog, I have been asked to put down some thoughts for you.I will start yesterday evening, it was a read more...


Vitamin Sea - Vitamin Sea - Tag 16: Von Adrenalin und blanken Nerven, Dienstag, der 05. Dezember 2023

Die Nacht vom 04. auf den 05. Dezember 2023: Adrenalin pur Ja, sie existieren wirklich - diese roten, langgezogenen Squall-Fronten, die sich wie aus dem Nichts auf dem Radar zeigen und unaufhörlich zu wachsen scheinen, während sie näherkommen. read more...


Pure Fun - St. Lucia, 06.12.2023 23:45:27 local time war Schluß

Heute kommen wir emotional an, erledigen die notwendigsten Dinge und gewöhnen uns an die warmen Schauer. Mit ganz großer Freude haben wir gerade all die Kommentare gelesen. Aller besten Dank dafür. Unterwegs hatten wir lediglich über IRIDIUM read more...

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I have to admit that I was a little cynical and wary about whether I wanted to be organised into a rally environment before signing up but I am now a convert – and indeed should anyone enquire I will be an advocate for both this event and your organisation

The level of support was just pitched perfectly and the quiet way that the team organised both us and the overall group was superbly efficient but without fuss and over complication. The camaraderie of the participants was fantastic and added a rich element to our first transatlantic experience.

Chris & Kate Russell, Associate3
"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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The cruisers that didn't mean to race...

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