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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)

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Salamander - Near Misses

We've been sailing for a few days now and it's extraordinary how dispersed the fleet of 140 boats have become. For the most part we haven't seen any boats at all.We have, however, had a couple of quite close encounters with craft so far. Given the read more...


Salamander - Watch Patterns

With six crew onboard we have the luxury of having two people on watch all the time. Given that we are hand steering the whole way and not using Autopilot at all it's helpful to have this many people available.The six crew are divided into three read more...


Salamander - Clive - Why am I doing the ARC 2022?

Ever since I was a teenager I've been fascinated by the idea of long distance sailing. However like most people life in the form of family and career took over and here I am in my sixties never having done a long trip before.At this time I'm not read more...


Jo - Tag 8 - die Bordroutine

Soeben - Bordszeit 20:45 Uhr - hatten wir einen besonderen Moment. Wir haben die erste magische Zahl von 2.000 Seemeilen Restdistanz unterschritten. 1.999 left to go. Das erste Drittel unserer Atlantiküberquerung liegt hinter uns. Da tagsüber schon read more...


Sabine - Sabine (118) ARC Blog update - 28 Nov 2022

Hello interweb friends, Captain Stape on sail boat Sabine right here (///trivia.prep.unreliability)A slow but sunny start to the day reveals that the waves are large and not in tune with the wind, which makes for a very roly-poly ride! Richard is read more...

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