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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+ 2018 Wraps Up in Saint Lucia.
13/12/2018

In Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia last night crews from ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers gathered on the green of IGY Marina to mark the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the eastern side of the Atlantic six weeks ago. The Prizegiving Ceremony provided the chance to recognise the achievements of their ocean crossing, and the ambience of the evening... Click here for more info..

A Classic ARC Crossing.
11/12/2018

Wave after wave comes surging onto the Atlantic coast of Saint Lucia, pushed across the ocean by the constant trade winds, each wave steadily following that ahead. Just as the waves are relentless, so is the constant flow of ARC boats arriving into Rodney Bay, passing fifty arrivals this afternoon. This year has definitely been a classic crossing, with ceaseless ENE trades blowing almost from... Click here for more info..

Official ARC+ Welcome to St Lucia.
09/12/2018

The Harbor Club Hotel provided the perfect venue for the ARC+ Welcome party here in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. The recently opened hotel welcomed participants on the spectacular pool deck overlooking the fleet moored in the IGY Rodney Bay Marina. With a beautiful sunset providing a typically Caribbean backdrop, participants were welcomed by staff from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority to the... Click here for more info..
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14/12/2018

Paula Rosa - Sunday 9th December – Paul Rosa

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14/12/2018

Gitana - When you have a dream...

Right at the beginning when I spoke to school about completing this amazing adventure, I said 'Imagine... What's your dream?'This was a dream for so many people, we believed in it, we worked hard and we've achieved it!I've been blogging but I read more...

14/12/2018

Glory - Glory Lagoon 42 Log day 20- “Glory out”

Last day at sea! I think I can now safely say I have sailed across an ocean. It probably doesn’t mean anything to anyone else but it means something to me. It has taken a lot of work to get this boat from Les Sables D’Olonnes, France where I took read more...

14/12/2018

Hector - Tag 20 - Wunder der Natur

15°38,9N 51°47,8WWährend diese ersten Zeilen entstehen, ist es noch Nacht. Eine sternenklare Nacht. Eine sternenklare Nacht mitten auf dem Atlantik, wo kein Stadtleuchten den Blick trübt. Diesen Anblick in Worte zu fassen fällt schwer. Thomas sitzt read more...

14/12/2018

Theodora - Final blog

We arrived after seventeen days and a few hours at sea. The first shout of “Land Ahoy” was heard about twenty miles out. This was discarded as a hoax but then shortly after it was agreed that we had land in sight. It was quite a strange feeling 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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Crossing the line – Saint Lucia welcomes Sea Child after a ten year circumnavigation

Almost ten years to the day, since they sailed out of Rodney Bay, Eric and Tamara Barto of Sea Child have crossed their original starting line to become circumnavigators as they sailed back into Rodney Bay at around 8:15am today (Sat 8 December).... more info


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