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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)


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..

Rocking and rolling to Saint Lucia: ARC 2015 starts in spectacular style.

Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as the yachts taking part in ARC 2015 made their way out of Muelle Deportivo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this morning. There was an air of excitement throughout the marina as the ocean adventure truly begins for 1125 sailors and even a few rain squalls throughout the morning could not dampen the spirits of the eager... Click here for more info..

Sailor Ted joins the Friskus Crew.

Each year children of the ARC are invited to write to the ARC's mascot, Sailor Ted and tell him about the adventures they will have if he joins their boat for the crossing. This year he will set sail on board the family boat Friskus for his second Atlantic Crossing. Below is the letter from the Brattum family, translated from Norwegian:We are three kids (Elise 10, Oyvind 7 and Silje 5)... Click here for more info..
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Talanta - Log Day 4 (Update): The Shark is flying again!

Aftersome hard work with a knife we have managed to get rid of the remaining parts ofthe starboard rudder. Just a stainless pipe pointing down into the water makingcascades of spray aft of the boat. From 11.30 the Shark is now flying again(Talanta, read more...


PG Roshni - 26/11 0025 Not Much

16:10.8N 47:24.5WGetting there slowly...Managed to sleep a bit yesterday pm as did everyone so a bit more relaxed. Got the pole out again and gybed to SW on a line to St Lucia which is now 794nm to go...Black clouds on the horizon behind don't seem read more...


Talanta - Log Day 4: Chasing squalls, dancing the waves and a broken rudder

Thelast days has continued with a mix of squalls, sunshine and winds around 20knots, topping at 28 knots of wind in the squalls. To keep up the speed we havebeen chasing squalls, trying to get closer to them to enjoy dancing the waves in18 knots. read more...


Widago - St. Lucia Leg (5): Big Blew

Most unfortunate news folks. On 24 Nov, at approximately 12:30 Zulu time, Big Blue, aka the "Whomper", suffered a passage ending injury and has been placed on "inactive" status until further notice.The Whomp, our second favorite crew member after read more...


TWIXX - TWIXX de eerste dagen, 1

Las Palmas zondagmiddag 22 november. Caribische muziek schalt over de haven maar vooral over de TWIXX, de speakers staan dichtbij. We nemen afscheid van onze familie die ons komen uitzwaaien. Een dubbel gevoel, vrolijke muziek en de start van een 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
First of all a big thanks to all ARC staff for the excellent work done, and an even bigger thanks to you for your efforts in getting it right, and for the chance you gave me and my crew to accomplish this once-in-the-lifetime adventure. For me it has been a dream come true, after a life of sailing and reading about ocean crossing. I am sure most participants feel the same way. Thanks a lot.
Fulvio Croce, Bulbo Matto ARC 2012

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

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