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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)


Saint Lucia Rendezvous.

If you're in the Caribbean on 14 April, come and join our Saint Lucia Rendezvous!ARC and World ARC past participants, potential ralliers and local cruisers are all invited.Welcome home the World ARC 2023-24 fleet and join fellow sailors for a social Sunday in Saint Lucia.Plus there's 50% discount on berthing at IGY Rodney Bay Marina Friday-Sunday.Register for more information. ... Click here for more info..

You’re unique: Celebrating the Achievements of ARC 2023.

The 38th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers culminated on Saturday evening with an awards ceremony in Saint Lucia that celebrated all the unique elements that make this rally so popular – great sailing, wildlife, fishing, photography, families, fun and friendship. Over 500 sailors gathered in Beausejour for a ceremony filled with many smiles, laughter and happy emotion!  155... Click here for more info..

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..
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Adrienne - Willkommen St.Lucia

Blog vom 9.12.23Angekommen!Aufgezeichnet von Thorsten, Werner und BerndDie Nacht vom 8. auf den 9.12. war kurz und um 0203 Uhr UTC hieß es: Land in Sicht!Am Horizont erschienen die ersten schwachen Lichter von St. Lucia. Aufregung bei der read more...


Adina - Final Blog

We have arrived - what an adventure. Everyone is fit and well - a little tired and just getting introduced to some pink rum punch - what could possibly go wrong?Thank you all for getting involved and following us on our adventure.Seasons greetings read more...


Uno - Day 22: Enjoying our last starry sky!

Sunday 10th December.Well if all goes according to plan (ha ha sailing, what plan?!) this is our last day on board Uno, crossing the Atlantic! By midday we were down to our last hundred miles and expecting to arrive in St Lucia tomorrow morning read more...


Freedom - The Epiblogue (21) Freedom Sunday 10th December 2023

Editor: CJGood Morning from the balcony of a beautiful waterside house adjacent to the Rodney Bay Marina St Lucia, kindly organised by my brother for our stay here.We crossed the finish line at 0450 UTC (UK time), 0050 local time on Saturday 9th read more...


Tahira - TAHIRA ARC BLOG D-Day 20 [10-Dec-23]

TAHIRA ARC BLOGD-Day 20 [10-Dec-23]Location: St Lucia - Rodney BayLat: 14.04N Long: 60.57WARRIVING IN ST LUCIAToday we arrive in St. Lucia - fantastic.A journey of 3 thirds culminating in a successful arrival in Rodney Bar, St. Lucia.Our blog will read more...

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"Not enough words to express our gratitude. The camaraderie of the whole ARC fleet and the ARC rally control's 24hr engagement is what the ARC is all about. There is only one way to cross the Atlantic sailing, it's with the ARC!"
Louise Wennberg, S/Y Take Off
“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

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ARC Films from the

The talented team at YouTube channel have released their films from ARC 2023, featuring Gran Canaria, Saint Lucia and a whole host of lovely ARC sailors and yellow shirt team.... more info

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