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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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Uno - Day 16: Gisele caught her first mahi mahi!

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Hot Stuff - 14:45.27N 53:05.14W

Marching on! We have around 500 or so miles to go and after a squall hit last night we continued still managing over our 7 knot target with a reef in. It was tiring but made good progress. We have seen the buoys marked on the chart read more...


Wolkenschlößchen - Day 16 - They exist

Today was our squall premiere! After an unpleasant night in which our normal sails were banging most of the time, we pulled up the oxley first thing in the morning. So much better! This also meant, we had to be observant for squalls and today, read more...


TAHIRA ARC BLOG D-Day 15 [04-Dec-23]

TAHIRA ARC BLOGD-Day 15 [04-Dec-23]Location: Mid-AtlanticLat 13.48N: Long: 45.17W Meet the crew: Chris 'Stotty' Stott - our Skipper How would you describe yourself in one sentence?- Chris is a fair, principled and self-confident person.What is your read more...


Adina - Day 16 Seaweed, sunshine and success

Adina and her merry crew are now less than 1000 miles from St Lucia. In recognition of this special moment, the Week 3 snack tin was opened to rapturous applause.We continue to head west, in bright sunshine and with increasing wind which Adina read more...

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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
"That was one of the best times in my life!! The ARC is more than great! Looking forward to the ARC Europe in May, cant wait to see you all again!"
Knut Pfeiffer, S/Y Alize

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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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