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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

The ARC 2021 Fleet are welcomed to St Lucia.
04/12/2021

After the excitement of both 12 Nacira 69 and Guyader Saveol’s arrival yesterday, there was a flurry of activity on the finish line early this morning, Saturday 4 December, when ARC experienced boats, The Kid for Ville de Nice and Banzi crossed the line at local times, 07:01 and 07:42 respectively.  Soon after their arrival the 5th boat to finish was Drifter Cube all completing the crossing... Click here for more info..

ARC 2021 Makes Landfall in Saint Lucia - Benvenuto 12 Nacira 69!.
03/12/2021

Congratulations to the crew of Italian flagged yacht 12 Nacira 69 for taking ARC 2021 line honours in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, arriving in the early hours of Friday 3 December 2021. Crossing the line at 03:16:45 local time,  following an exciting race to the line with their closest rivals on Guyader Saveol , the crew of the stunning Vismara carbon racer received the warmest of... Click here for more info..

Yacht Charlotte Jane III abandoned after catastrophic steering failure.
01/12/2021

The five-man British crew of Charlotte Jane III were evacuated onto another ARC yacht today (01 December) after a catastrophic steering failure left the vessel disabled.Skipper Paul Hutley had raised concerns during the night of 30/11>01/12 after the yacht’s starboard side steering on the twin-wheel Hanse 588 broke. The mechanical linkage failed, and the steering quadrant came adrift from the... Click here for more info..
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05/12/2021

Mary Doll - DAY 11 - Halfway

We celebrated passing the halfway point, measured by distance today. We went crazy and had non alcoholic gin and tonics to mark the occasion. No limes left, but we did have ice. We’re not savages! It did however prompt conversations about what read more...

05/12/2021

Mary Doll - DAY 11 - Halfway

We celebrated passing the halfway point, measured by distance today. We went crazy and had non alcoholic gin and tonics to mark the occasion. No limes left, but we did have ice. We’re not savages! It did however prompt conversations about what read more...

05/12/2021

Addictive Sailing - Addictive sailing Volcano video

https://youtu.be/SZFZyYrn7vQ-- Brieuc Maisonneuve+ 33 6 24 43 00 17www.addictive-sailing.com read more...

04/12/2021

Tamanaco - today’s hero is… Vincent!

Yesterday our Code Zero sail came loose at rhe top of the mast, due to a breakage of the exact same swivel part that caused our gennaker sail to come Down A week or so ago.So for the night we just unfurled the Genoa headsail and a little bit of read more...

04/12/2021

Emily Morgan - Day 14 - Sextant session

Saturday 4th December Noon position (Ship's Clock) 18 degrees 02 minutes North; 47 degrees 55 minutes West Overnight the wind gradually decreased and the seas decreased. By early morning we were able to set the mizzen sail, unfurl the genoa to its read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
“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

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)






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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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