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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)


ARC+ First Arrivals in Saint Lucia.

Today Saint Lucia cheerfully welcomed the first arrival of the ARC+ fleet, X-612 Nix after a fast 2100NM passage from Mindelo, Cape Verde. Crossing the finish line at 14:51:18 LT (UTC -4) making an elapsed time of 10 days 4 hours 51 minutes 18 seconds.Skipper Nico and crew on board were in great spirits having enjoyed their passage even under a reduced sail after ripping their main during... Click here for more info..

Rodney Bay Ready to Welcome ARC+ Arrivals.

On 18 November the ARC+ fleet left Mindelo, Cape Verde bound for Saint Lucia’s shores just over 2000nm miles away. Ten days on, the ARC Yellow Shirts are ready and waiting in IGY Rodney Bay Marina and, together with representatives from the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, they will to welcome the first arrivals of the fleet this weekend. Year after year, it is the welcome that boats sailing with the... Click here for more info..

Steady as we go - Day 3 at sea for the ARC fleet.

Following their blast off departure from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday, the fleet of ARC 2015 continue to be propelled into the Atlantic and towards the shores of Saint Lucia. The echoes of ships horns, blaring music and serenades of local brass bands have faded away since start day, but settling into life at sea has offered new excitement for the crews as they get used to life at 30... Click here for more info..
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Vitamina - vitamina diary

We have crossed the 1.000 miles !!! and we celebrated it eating somecooconut and chocolate cookies... The wind has dropped to 10 knots the last two days and we will hope that itgoes up... we have fished a huge fissh but we losted it...a pitty... we read more...


Weohgi - Life on the Ocean Waves!

We thought we had passed the biggest waves but they seem to have caught up with us! The wind is coming more from the south so we had - shock -horror- to do a sail change today! Its the 1st time since Mindelo that we have had the pole out on the read more...


LaLuna - LaLuna dag 6-7

Dag 6Gisteren was een topdag! Onder volle zeilen en een gigantische volle maan gaan we de avond in. Rond 19u30 zoek ik mijn bed op. Om 00u moet ik er terug uit en heb ik wacht tot 4u. Iets voor 00u word ik wakker door het gemaal van de elektrische read more...


Emily Morgan - Day 7, Happy to help.

Another lovely day sailing along in the sunshine with the spinnaker up and actually going in the right direction, the wind is a little fickle.Just before lunch we hear a squawk from the radio, it was Seabee trying to raise another boat, after a few read more...


Bamarandi - Saturday 28th November - Big swell and fast moving clouds

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Your ARC Rally Handbook is very good. And the time in Las Palmas was great.
Well done, good arrangement.
Catara. ARC 2013
Odd Ivar Mork

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.

Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014

World Cruising Club

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

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