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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 2019: Entries now open!.
13/09/2018

Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in Saint Lucia. Entries are open: You can now join ARC 2019!For full details, request an information pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements and will be sent to you be email.About ARC 2019The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2019 - Entries Now Open!.
09/08/2018

Celebrating 25 years of sailing South to Marina de Lagos         Join us in 2019Credited each year with introducing sailors to life-long cruising friends, ARC Portugal departs from Plymouth each June and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona, then cruises south in a series of day sails with stopovers in welcoming marinas along the way to finish in Marina de Lagos... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2019 - Entries now open!.
30/05/2018

As the participants of 2018 edition of the west to east transatlantic rally, ARC Europe, arrive at the mid-Atlantic sailing mecca of Horta in the Azores, the first entries for next year have already started rolling in.          Join us in 2019The rally will set sail next May from Nanny Cay, BVI and Portsmouth, VA on the US east coast following a... Click here for more info..
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11/10/2018

Godspeed 52 - log day -45, We are on...

Only 45 days to go to the start of this year’s ARC from Las Palmas to St. Lucia! We are a crew of 12 and we are all keen on getting really started on our FARR 520 called GODSPEED 52! The boat’s refit has been done and it performed extremely well in read more...

10/10/2018

Festina Lente - Log day -45: Preparations almost done

We received the last bits of the rigging needed for our boom preventer.We should be set for lots of down-wind sailing. read more...

10/10/2018

Allegrini - Rubicon Marina

We originally only intended to stay for a week, but have been lulled by its charm and facilities and therefore signed up for three weeks, allowing us to finish of the majority of jobs on our list that we were going to do at Las Palmas. We read more...

09/10/2018

Adorsa - Just back from Switzerland

Hi, Just back from Switzerland where I did all my vaccination. I also met with my sailing team (crew) to share some of the experience of my trip from Almeria to Las Palmas.We also started working on the menues Grin the trip. I just tested the read more...

09/10/2018

S'Extra - S'extra per condividere arc

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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

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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As sailors, we know there are many things to consider before pushing off from the dock. We spend time (and money) preparing our boats, but little to prepare our minds and bodies for open ocean sailing, when calling 911 or 999 is not an option.... more info


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