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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)


Breezing into week two for the ARC+ and ARC Fleets.

As the second full week at sea begins for the ARC+ and ARC fleets, it’s a delight to read how crews are enjoying their time on the ocean in the logs sent in by email from onboard the boats.The ARC+ fleet are now over half-way and on the home stretch on their passage from Mindelo to Grenada. They departed from Cape Verde on Friday 19 November. “We've had all sorts of weather and luckily only a... Click here for more info..

Agecanonix – Tragedy at Sea.

World Cruising Club are sad to report the death of crew member Max Delannoy on board the ARC yacht Agecanonix during the night of 26/27 November. The full circumstances of the incident are not known at this point. The three-man, all French crew, were sailing Agecanonix, an X-Yachts X4.3, as part of the ARC IRC Racing Division, and had opted for a course well to the north of the rhumb line route... Click here for more info..

Sails Across the Sea as the 36th ARC Departs Las Palmas.

Cruisers, racers, and multihulls; sleek ocean racing machines alongside comfortable family cruisers; superyachts with professional crews, and excited friends living the dream - these were the boats and sailors departing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today to start the 36th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). With crew representing 38 different nationalities, the ocean crossing community has... Click here for more info..
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Montana - Blog 1

On the road again bei der ARC 2021. Es fühlt sich gut an wieder mit der ARC auf den Wege zu sein in die Karibik. Als offizielles erstes Schiff über die Linie kann man sich über den Start nicht beschweren. Allerdings ging die Genua etwas zu spät read more...


Calash - Day 6 – Friday 26 November 2021

The night was clear, with the moon low in the sky.  Our watch was pretty uneventful for the first 3 hours until we spotted another yacht on a similar trajectory - challenge accepted.  Jamie went to work with a wee tweak here and a wee tweak there, read more...


Calash - Day 4 – Wednesday 24 November 2021

Colin and Callum took over at midnight to be greeted with equally light winds.  However, the wind increased enough to raise the sails and turn off the motor around 0230 hrs.  This confused my slumber somewhat as I was convinced there was another read more...


Calash - Day 7 – Saturday 27 November 2021

Our watch was equally as uneventful.  One vessel at distance was the highlight.  Same for Colin & Callum, although their highlight was that the AIS appeared to start working.Unfortunately, Colin showed initial signs of joining the insanity read more...


Calash - Day 5 – Thursday 25 November 2021

Jamie and I took over at 0000 hrs and initially had the same light winds and slapping of sails.  We had to modify the direction a little to minimise the rocking and rolling for those poor folk trying to sleep.  We certainly had poor dodo time prior read more...

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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)
“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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Young guns making their sailing dream a reality

Whilst the average age of those signing up for the ARC is around 45-55 years old, there’s a growing trend for much younger crews to take a break from work or studies to buy a boat and travel the world. The pandemic has certainly influenced this decision, along with the notion of doing it right now and not waiting until later in life.... more info

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