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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

ARC 2020 - COVID19 (Corona virus) Update.
16/03/2020

World Cruising Club would like to assure ARC 2020 rally participants that we are continually monitoring the on-going situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. This is of course a rapidly changing situation and we are working to support current participants of our two World ARC fleets, and those planning to participate in upcoming sailing rallies in the first half of 2020.As the ARC takes place... Click here for more info..

Curtain Call for ARC 2019.
22/12/2019

On Saturday 21st December hundreds of sailors from the 2019 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers came together for a night of celebration to mark the end of the world’s most popular sailing rally for another year. ARC crews, friends and families joined rally supporters at the Beausejour Indoor Facility in Saint Lucia just before sunset to enjoy an evening of festivity, not only to... Click here for more info..

The final ARC Arrival and Closing Ceremony Preparations.
21/12/2019

Just before 10am today the last ARC boat, Milena Bonatti crossed the line and sailed into Rodney Bay Marina. Despite being plagued by pesky engine issue that delayed their start and required them to be towed in on arrival, the double handers sailed well and arrived well in time for the ARC prizegiving this evening.Horns blared and applause roared around the marina as they were towed in. From... Click here for more info..
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21/12/2019

Skyelark of London - ARC Finish

It was nice to have a daylight arrival for a change!Team Skyelark crossed the finish line at around 7 am local time - we had boatsin sight ahead and behind and the last evening at sea was spent trying toimprove and maintain our position. There was read more...

21/12/2019

ARC 2019 - Rodney Bay marina - Sailing Greatcircle (ep.152)

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20/12/2019

ARC 2019 - Arriving in Saint Lucia - Sailing Greatcircle (ep.151)

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19/12/2019

Hatha Maris - Hatha maris day 20 / 14/12/19

Saturday day 20 / 14/12/19The final countdown (It’s a wrap .... only 100 more to eat ;-) )This is my 5th Transatlantic crossing and my longest one, ending tomorrow by sunrise in Rodney Bay after 19 1/2 days of great sailing with 6 awesome crewmates read more...

19/12/2019

Karhammel IV - News from Karhammel IV

News from Karhammel IV, Thursday December 2019 19th :Our last –at sea, Las Palmas to Santa Lucia- messageAbout the broken jib : After 12 hours sewing, 132 holes in the ropes+head sail, 792 knots,the reparations allow the jib to work : grey plumber read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
“The ARC made such a difference to our sailing experience as a family. We met wonderful friends and the staff of yellow shirts went beyond the call of duty time and again.”
Lucy Van Hove, S/Y La Cigale
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






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COVID-19 Cruising Community Updates

Over recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 has impacted the cruising plans of many and the rapidly evolving situation leading to regular changes to long-held intentions. As sailors, we should never be afraid to change route and improvise. At sea you always have to adapt to the weather and wind direction and if your planned route does not work with the weather forecast, simply change it.... more info


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