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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

World Cruising Club Statement - Hurricane Beryl.
04/07/2024

The Islands and people of Grenada and the Grenadines are close to the hearts of many of our Rally participants as well as the World Cruising Club team. Our thoughts are with them all at this challenging time.Looking to the future our plans for ARC+ 2024 remain unchanged. Grenada, and Port Louis Marina reported minimal damage to boats and marina facilities and they look forward to welcoming the... Click here for more info..

Hurricane Beryl - Grenada Government Priority List of Relief Items.
03/07/2024

The Islands and people of Grenada and the Grenadines are close to the hearts of many of our Rally participants as well as the World Cruising Club team.In the wake of Hurricane Beryl, The Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada has published a 'Priority List of Needed Items for Hurricane Relief'They are asking for donations of the following priority items:* Water* Tarpaulin (100ft, 40x30ft)*... Click here for more info..

SailClear introduces an annual subscription fee of US$25.
22/04/2024

SailClear is the service for yachts cruising the Caribbean which allows them to submit their Customs declarations electronically prior to their arrival in 15 Caribbean nations, including Saint Lucia and Grenada. The secure platform provides a fast and convenient way to submit and adhere to all travel requirements for yachts and crew whilst transiting the region. Use of SailClear leads to... Click here for more info..
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12/12/2023

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...

11/12/2023

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...

11/12/2023

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...

10/12/2023

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...

10/12/2023

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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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
"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






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World Cruising Club

Yellow Shirt Fergus' Top Fishing Tips for Fishing on Ocean Passages

SAFETY FIRST

  • Always wear lifejackets and clip on when fishing
  • Always wear gloves (cut proof ideally) when handling the line as well as when dispatching and fileting fish!
  • Make sure your gaff is long enough to reach the water safely from deck level
  • Get a big bucket to put fish in when you get them onboard
  • Use cheap vodka or gin to humanly (and cleanly) dispatch fish by pouring a shot into the gills.
  • Use a very sharp fish knife (sharp knives are safer than blunt)
  • If you hook a shark or big bill fish – cut the line close to the hook if safe
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