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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 Finishers in ARC 2023.

A lucky thirteen years after claiming line honours in ARC 2010, Marco Rodolfi is again first to the finish, this time in 12 days 13 hours 54 minutes and 34 seconds with Swan 90 Berenice Cube (GBR). Explaining his strategy, Marco Rodolfi said: “The choice was to go south and use the Code Zero to go as fast as possible”. He added: “The crew are very, very, very, very good. The best crew in the... Click here for more info..

250 ARC Boats Crossing the Atlantic.

One week after the departure of ARC 2023 from Las Palmas and 9 days after ARC+ left Cape Verde, there are 250 yachts cross the Atlantic with ARC rallies. The first ARC+ boats are expected to make landfall in Grenada around 29 November, with the first arrivals in Saint Lucia roughly a week later.The two fleets are converging on a similar latitude as they seek the tradewinds to the south. Usually... Click here for more info..

ARC At Sea - Fleet Update - Day 4 .

The fleet are settling well into life at sea. Those boats who opted for the more northerly route along the rhumb line are experiencing exceptionally light winds, as forecast by Chris Tibbs in the Skipper’s Briefing. Those taking the more south-easterly route, are enjoying more favourable conditions and are expecting to pick up the trade winds in the next 24 hours or so. L’Ondine is leading the... Click here for more info..
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Wolkenschlößchen - Day 15 - The stars

The moon is getting less each day and also it only comes up around midnight. Good nights for us to see this abundance of stars all around us. Being so far off civilization, there is practically no light distortion and it really makes the read more...


Freedom - Blog 16 Monday 4th December 2023

Editor: CJGood Day to you All.Firstly, thank you for all your messages, good wishes and encouragement (faithfully conveyed by Dave), which are much appreciated by all the Crew. We are especially amused by those of you who join in the spirit of the read more...


Asante - Day 15 of the never ending poem

Day 15 sees us all recover, from the longest night so far.The weather that had protected us, had given us all a shower.For through the night, the squalls had come.And lightening with them too.The wind howled through the rigging.And the skies had read more...


Uno - Day 15: Yellow Fin, Mahi mahi & a Pizza night

Sunday 3rd DecemberToday was a lovely sunny day; super hot weather. We realised our auto pilot issue is not quite fixed after we lost rudder sensors and auto pilot again on my nightshift. I was able to hand steer while Rich reset it & it came read more...


Hot Stuff - 14:29.92N 50:24.51W

We saw another boat!!! Last night we saw and passed another yacht! There must be loads around us but we can generally only see the at night from their mast head lights. The updates from friends and family from home give us an idea of who might be read more...

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"Our experience was excellent - we felt well supported, really enjoyed all the social aspects and organised tours, which made life easy and not stressful. The WCC Yellowshirts were super helpful. The focus on safety very reassuring."
Chris Parker, S/Y Mistral of Portsmouth
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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The cruisers that didn't mean to race...

ARC+ is a rally, not a race, however, some boats just can't help themselves...... more info

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