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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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Tamanaco - transatlwntique nuit 9

Transatlantique 9Nous les invitésCe matin nous retrouvons une mer plus calme avec un vent régulier comme si celle-ci nous disait, mes amis je vous invite à me respecter, àm’observer et à me craindre.Je vous offre mon spectacle de vagues et de vents read more...


Hoka Hey - Halyard Repair Mid Atlantic

P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;} Friday evening our halyard went off and the Code 0 fell in the water. The whole crew managed to get the Code 0 back on deck without further damage. On Saturdaywe had a new splice on the halyard and it was attached read more...


Whirlwind - Log Day 7 - Histoire de spinnaker

[Message du week-end / Whirlwind]- Pige du samedi 27 Novembre.Journée particulière à bord de Whirlwind pour au moins 3 raisons. D'abord, c'est l'anniversaire de Romuald qui fête ses 51 ans à bord. Les "joyeux anniversaire Romu" ont commencé ‪dès 5h read more...


Time Out - Day 9 - Jamais 4 sans 5…

La nuit a été humide : premiers grains avec 30 à 35 noeuds en rafale, ils s’enchaînent même l’un après l’autre lors du premier quart! Et le cockpit fuit! Nous faisons une réparation de fortune à base de canettes de bière pour donner une pente au read more...


Sunrise - ARC2021 - Day #9 on the SUNRISE

Although our blog started with a slight delay - from now on: we´ll try to keep you updated more regularily!Our great skipper supported by the crew´s skilled hands managed to repair the genoa to such an extend that we are able to use it again. We 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

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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