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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)


First Over the Line Celebrations for ARC 2022.

Reaching the shores of Saint Lucia in just 11 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes and 26 seconds it was the Marsaudon ORC 50 Malolo and her crew of 6 experienced sailors who were the first to cross the ARC 2022 finish line under the cover of darkness on Thursday 1 December at 20:42hrs local time.To mark their achievement and officially kick-off the annual ARC arrival in Saint Lucia, a gathering was held... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Saint Lucia ARC 2022.

November has seen some near-perfect trade wind conditions across the mid-Atlantic for the 37th edition of the ARC which has meant a fast crossing for the fleet of 2022. So far, it has been a true ocean sleigh ride, a little rocking and rolling at times, but the boats have fared well, and crews have shown great spirit as the miles fall away to approach the shores of Saint Lucia.Welcoming the... Click here for more info..

Life on the ocean waves for the crews of ARC 2022.

Following the emotional departure of the ARC fleet from Las Palmas Marina over a week ago to a cacophony of music, horns and farewell cheers, the crews of ARC 2022 have been embracing the sounds of the ocean as they munch down the miles to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.The first week at sea has delivered plenty of special moments bearing the hallmarks of a great ocean sail – highs and lows included.... Click here for more info..
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Salamander - Sargasso Seaweed

One of the key features of the ocean for the last few days is the presence of large swathes of Sargasso Seaweed. Floating in great masses, wind strewn across the Atlantic.I wasn't expecting to see anything like this and it's quite a strange sight! read more...


Jadamama - Blog day 14 Jadamama

ARC Ditty for my grandkids (with apology to Edward Lear) We Went To Sea In A Catamaran We went to sea in a catamaran, In a cat we went to sea.Our friends all said ‘Take care, take care,We don’t know how you dare!” On a sunny read more...


Salamander - The Big Blue Hole

We've been using a series of wind prediction forecast models to help with our sailing strategy and decide which course to steer in order to benefit from the strongest winds. Salamander is 30 tonnes unladen and likely a good deal heavier with all read more...


Katy - Saturday 3/12 Day 13 Unlucky for Some

The wind has died now to 5-6 knots so not a lot of progress today. Also cloud cover so no solar charging to speak of. Not the best day but we're plugging along. Tomorrow first thing we'll get the big parasailor sail out but its a bit swelly here read more...


Amandla Kulu - SUBJECT: D13_ Zero to Hero

Captain’s Log. Star Date 03 December. Day 13. Forteenth day on the water.2341 GMT.2241 Local.12º 59 N047º 12 W///macho.studios.quantitatively A good day. Relatively quiet night.  We read more...

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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
“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

World Cruising Club

Pipeline Across the Ocean

At the end of WWII, the Allies set-up PLUTO a ‘Pipeline Under the Ocean’ to supply fuel to their armies in France. In 2022 we have witnessed our own virtual ARC Pipeline Across the Ocean as a stream of ARC boats have formed a pipeline to refuel the yacht Take Off after the Grand Soleil 54 was dismasted five days ago, some 1400NM out from Saint Lucia.... more info

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