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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 2021 - Entries Now Open!.
22/09/2020

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 2021!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 2021The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many... Click here for more info..

ARC 2020 - Countdown to Start Day Has Begun.
11/09/2020

The first arrivals of boats set for a transatlantic adventure this November have begun in Las Palmas Marina ahead of what it set to be a very different ARC rally in 2020. Following COVID secure protocols, with the health and wellbeing of staff, participants and stakeholders at the forefront of the organisation, World Cruising Club are adapting the rally format to ensure those wishing to reach... Click here for more info..

ARC/ARC+ 2020 Closing Date for Entries.
05/08/2020

Closing Date for Entries for the 2020 ARC Rally AnnouncedTo allow for planning of a COVID secure ARC/ARC+ in the Las Palmas and the rally's Caribbean end ports this year, a closing date for entries for ARC/ARC+ 2020 has now been announced as 31/08/2020.Any sailors wishing to join the ARC this year will need to apply via this page and pay the boat entry fee no later than 31/08/2020. Interest... Click here for more info..
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29/10/2020

Suffisant - ARC 2020 - Las Palmas

(german below)On the 29th August 2020 we are already in Las Palmas at jetty T18. The next day, the crew flew right back to Switzerland and I cleared the sailing yacht.  With Rolnautic I made an appointment for inspection. Unfortunately read more...

04/10/2020

Suffisant - ARC 2020 - Food, Beverages on Atlantic cruise

(in german see below)My „cuisine“ is known for good good. Living in a small space for 3 weeks and not getting on each other‘s nerve, is an important matter. The respect if each member in the crew or for everyone must be quarantined. Food is read more...

16/09/2020

Suffisant - SY Suffisant has arrived in Las Palmas

We arrived on our own keel on 29th if vo August- now the little yacht goes to Rolnautic for a last check up.My crew and I looking forward to the ARC 2020 (with it without restrictions).See you there, MarinaSY Suffisant read more...

17/07/2020

Suffisant - Suffisant - ARC 2020, Insurances Part 2

(german below)About insurances, Part 2In the meantime, I have also received the report from eta glob. I have had to ask several times about my inquiry, and I think I can say today, that those Brookers have been holding me back rather than read more...

15/07/2020

Suffisant - Suffisant - ARC 2020, Insurances Part I

(German below) The question of which insurances must be renewed, cancelled or changed during my round-the-world cruise will not be so easy. Health insurance and pensionAlmost every country requires a valid health insurance that is not read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

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)
I have to admit that I was a little cynical and wary about whether I wanted to be organised into a rally environment before signing up but I am now a convert – and indeed should anyone enquire I will be an advocate for both this event and your organisation

The level of support was just pitched perfectly and the quiet way that the team organised both us and the overall group was superbly efficient but without fuss and over complication. The camaraderie of the participants was fantastic and added a rich element to our first transatlantic experience.


Chris & Kate Russell, Associate3






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World Cruising Club

ARC 2019 Photo Competition

We are certainly missing being at sea right now so we thought it would be an ideal time to re-live some of the magic moments of ARC 2019 with the Photo Competition! 


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