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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 - Entries are now open!.
01/09/2017

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 2018!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 2018The 2018 edition of the... Click here for more info..

WCC at the Southampton Boat Show 2017.
11/07/2017

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 15-24 September 2017 in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club activities at the show. The World Cruising Club team will be available on our stand J051 in the Ocean Hall, every day to chat about... Click here for more info..

Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show, 9-11 June 2017 at Haslar Marina.
10/04/2017

Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show, 9-11 June 2017 at Haslar MarinaThe eleventh Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show will take place this June at Haslar Marina in Gosport. The Show is the biggest collection of cruising and performance catamarans and trimarans in the UK, and a great opportunity for anyone considering buying a multihull.The show is open from 10am to 5pm daily from Friday 9 to Sunday... Click here for more info..
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28/06/2017

Blonde Moment - Blog

Blog 9Porto was VERY hot.Our tuk tuk tour was fun with great views of the Douro river from all angles and sides.Churchills Port Wine Lodge is rather modern 1984 ? but fun tasting their three varieties and learning about the process.Then a good sail read more...

18/12/2016

White Satin - Reflections on an Atlantic crossing

Rodney Bay 0 miles to go!!As some of you know I did my first Atlantic crossing on a yacht called Northern Child, I was one of 10 paying crew and I was pretty new to sailing.It was a fantastic adventure and, to be honest, a one off as far as I was read more...

16/12/2016

Gwendoline - 26th day at sea

S/Y Gwendoline M - Atlanterhavskryds16. December. 08.00 UTC.On bord Lene, Bente, Annette, Maiken, Oliver, Orla og KimPosition: 14.14.4421N 58.29.621WThe moment we can say that we've conquered the Atlantic ocean is closing in fast. Well - maybe not read more...

16/12/2016

Tulla Mhor - Recovering

Have been here for 5 days now and beginning to feel normal. Our boat has been beautifully cleaned by a team from Vision yacht service and is very shiny. Inside cleaning is a little slower but I am getting there and Tulla is starting to look more read more...

16/12/2016

Starblazer - ABS at Rodney Bay

Hope that you all understand ABS.We are on our second 24hour stint on the ARC 2016 Finish Line.The line officially closed at 12am local time today but is staying manned until tomorrow morning.Three boats due to arrive at approximately 2300, 0400 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)

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






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Transatlantic Sailing - What breaks and how to fix it

The annual Yachting World equipment survey targeted the breakages and gear failures experienced by ARC crews, and how they fixed them to reach Saint Lucia safely. Covering damage to sails, rigging and power supplies, the results revealed common issues experienced by crews. On an ocean passage, gear problems can be inevitable, but breakages can spoil voyages and one of the best ways to avoid them is to learn from others mistakes.... more info


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