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)
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Mischief - Log Day 3: The tale of the missing mast!
21 November 2017 0730 position 26 deg 09' N 018 deg 54' WThe wind was indeed really light during the night and the sea state very calm, glassy indeed, although the boat was moving nicely under code 0 doing 4/5 knts. Clear night, no cloud at all and read more...
Mischief - Log Day 2: Ducks and Killer Whales
20 November 2017 Monday 0825 position 26 deg 42' N 016 deg 42'W.Beautiful day! Saw a duck for the first time since Gran Canaria; not sure what sort of a duck it was but it looked like a duck so it must have been a duck. Neal has also just spotted read more...
Mischief - Log Day 4: Alf goes to Finnishing School
22 November 2017 Wednesday 0600 Position 25 deg 21' N 020 deg 52' WThe wind early morning was Westerly 9-11 knts right on the nose and we were beating into it at 5-6 knts. We were however heeling a little and hitting a few waves so Wendy had to read more...
Charm - Day 7 - halfway mark
I always struggle with what number the day is.Today, however, I am certain.We started on a Wednesday and it's Wednesday again.Although I guess it's actually the beginning of Day 8 because I'm writing 6 hours after we started.Oh well - as long as read more...
Tommy - Log 3 - A day of school boy errors
3am tap on the cabin door. It’s Stu waking me up for my watch. He fills me in on the previous hours, it was brief. We seem to be stuck in a schizophrenic cluster of wind. As soon as we get our hopes up and slow our speed on the engine, it drops to read more...