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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

Mid Atlantic with the ARC+ & ARC 2020.
29/11/2020

During the first week at sea for both the ARC and ARC+ fleets with Saint Lucia now set firmly in their sights, there have been some entertaining blogs and stunning pictures coming through to the World Cruising Website. Thank you to all the boats for sharing their magical experiences on the Atlantic waves.The start of the ARC in Las Palmas was in light breezes but as the fleet travelled down... Click here for more info..

Ocean calling ARC 2020.
22/11/2020

Following years of planning, months of trepidation, days of stowing, and hours of farewells, over 300 crew set sail today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - ARC 2020. It was a day that marked a great triumph for the sailors that have formed a unique community in Las Palmas Marina over the past two weeks of preparations. Additional challenges of the... Click here for more info..

Count down to the ARC start!.
21/11/2020

There’s a high level of excitement, with a mix of slight apprehension and eagerness of crews around the docks today as everyone prepares for the off tomorrow! With less than a day to go, the culmination of months, even years of planning to make this huge adventure a reality, is finally coming to a head. It’s time to stow the last of the provisions; fresh fruits, vegetables and such like, plus... Click here for more info..
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01/12/2020

Rush - Day 9 - Heading South

Good Evening Everyone :-)It’s been a slow 24hrs with much lighter breeze than forecast so we are gently making our way South and a little West as best we can. We made only 125 miles or so towards St Lucia from noon yesterday until noon today which read more...

30/11/2020

Suffisant - Tag 9 - 30.11.2020

Die letzte Nacht war mühsam. Praktisch kein Wind und wir mussten Motoren. Damit die Crew bei guter Laune bleibt, habe ich weissen Chicorée gedämpft ummantelt mit Schinken und mit Käse überbacken auf den Tisch gestellt. Alles wurde brav weggeputzt. read more...

30/11/2020

Escapado - 29 November

Deadline day transfer, Eddie Barns Morison a new up and coming sailor of the mid Atlantic switches watch mid season. The player holds Escapado’s highest SOG of 15 knots, produces a banging egg fried rice and holds the highest centre of gravity on read more...

30/11/2020

Elli Di - Log Day 1 - Abandoned boat found

On 30th of October at 1125 Hrs, we saw a littletriangle, at first I thought it was a whale and got very excited. However, oncethe wave went down, the boat revealed itself.It felt very dramatic as none of us knew if we wereabout to find a stranded read more...

30/11/2020

Jubilate Mare - Magic Monday!

Hi to all of you reading this and sorry for the absence of news. I missed the 'post' on Saturday, so added to my ramblings on Sunday and placed it in the outbox.Pete called me in the early evening, whilst seated at the nav station in front of the 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

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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ARC sailors crossing for charity

This year in particular, participants in the ARC feel extremely privileged and fortunate to be able to take part in the rally and to experience the freedom that setting sail across an ocean can give. To this end, many have decided to help those less blessed than themselves by creating awareness and raising funds for a charity close to their hearts. ... more info


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