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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)


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..

The 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers wraps up in Saint Lucia.

In an evening of high emotion and just a little drama, focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the traditional ARC prize-giving party brought the rally to a close for another year. The awards ceremony, held at last night (Saturday 19th December) at the Beausejour Arena in Rodney Bay, provided a rousing end to the annual ARC, and a... Click here for more info..

Noisy Welcome for Sea Symphony.

The last official finisher has now crossed the line in Rodney Bay, in a stately progress eagerly awaited by well-wishers ashore. With just their jib, yankee and mizzen up, the 1979 Formosa 51 sailed across the finish line at 08:43 local time yesterday. This leaves just one boat still to arrive, Newfoundland, which is expected on Friday having stopped off to explore Barbados en route.A failed... Click here for more info..
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Hejira - Moving on

Hejira has been moored in Marigot Bay while we returned home to the UK for Christmas.Having received an horrendous bill for satellite usage, we have decided not to continue to send our blogs to the World Cruising AND Mailasail sites as this has read more...


Y2K - Wish Good Luck

This is what we usually do after every good catch to wish us good luck for the next one ! MaxIMG_20151202_114735 read more...


TWIXX - in St Lucia!

Missie volbracht!Iedereen heel, boot heel en op de wind helemaalnaar de Caribbean gezeild. Trots en in jubelstemming, een heerlijk gevoel. Dat hebben we toch maar even gedaan. Het binnenvaren van de Marina was al fantastisch. Op de Lazy Linda werd read more...


Sunrise - daily Blog

Sunrise 13.12.2015Tag 20 +FazitVorbei!18 Tage, 10 Stunden, 4 Minuten, 9 Sekunden.Was bleibt?Ein großes Erlebnis, ein wenig Abenteuer. Neue Erfahrungen mit sich selbst und anderen. Drei Wochen miteinanderklarkommen. Die Unmöglichkeit des read more...


TWIXX - Land in zicht!!

Land in zicht!!De laatste mijlen, Pigeon Island ronden en dan de finishlijn over. Bij iedereen heerst nu een gezonde spanning. Allemaal nog even een douche en dan zijn we er klaar voor. Kom maar op met die rumpunch! read more...

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Before I left for Belgium I did not have a chance to thank you and the whole ARC Team for giving me the opportunity to accomplish one of my dreams. It has been a wonderful experience thanks to careful preparation using all the many tips and recommendations you supplied. In particular the various seminars in Las Palmas were extremely helpful to ensure a smooth passage. Thank you for this highly professional organisation, thank you for the kindness of your team.
Bernard Coppens - Soledonna , ARC 2012
Have sailed ARC 2013 and ARC Europe with you - fantastic can't wait to join our next rally with you.
Michaela Parker, sy Shenanigan

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Welcome Back! Skippers of the first ARC return for 30th edition

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