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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

First Over the Line Celebrations for ARC 2022.
03/12/2022

Reaching the shores of Saint Lucia in just 11 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes and 26 seconds it was the Marsaudon ORC 50 Malolo and her crew of 6 experienced sailors who were the first to cross the ARC 2022 finish line under the cover of darkness on Thursday 1 December at 20:42hrs local time.To mark their achievement and officially kick-off the annual ARC arrival in Saint Lucia, a gathering was held... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Saint Lucia ARC 2022.
02/12/2022

November has seen some near-perfect trade wind conditions across the mid-Atlantic for the 37th edition of the ARC which has meant a fast crossing for the fleet of 2022. So far, it has been a true ocean sleigh ride, a little rocking and rolling at times, but the boats have fared well, and crews have shown great spirit as the miles fall away to approach the shores of Saint Lucia.Welcoming the... Click here for more info..

Life on the ocean waves for the crews of ARC 2022.
29/11/2022

Following the emotional departure of the ARC fleet from Las Palmas Marina over a week ago to a cacophony of music, horns and farewell cheers, the crews of ARC 2022 have been embracing the sounds of the ocean as they munch down the miles to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.The first week at sea has delivered plenty of special moments bearing the hallmarks of a great ocean sail – highs and lows included.... Click here for more info..
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03/12/2022

Sunbeat VI - Day 13 - Tims Birthday

In honour of his birthday, Tim was allowed to spend half his day on the foredeck relaxing, while the rest of the crew ran around the boat trimming sheets and worrying about weather forecasts.The team planned a surprise party, with a chocolate read more...

03/12/2022

Katy - Friday 2/12 Day 12

We had another flying fish land in the cockpit this morning. I know this happens a lot but it still comes as a bit of a shock as it whizzes past your ear to land, flapping, in front of you. Its never in daylight either, always in the dead of night. read more...

03/12/2022

Salamander - Food Preparation

Planning and preparing food for eight people for an Atlantic crossing is no easy feat. For a start no one knows exactly how long we are going to take, we can make a good guess on previous crossings and the distance we are going to travel.Sue is a read more...

03/12/2022

Bluewater Mooney - BLUEWATER MOONEY 02.12.2022

Wir konnten den ganzen Tag den Code 0 stehen lassen. Da die Squalltätigkeit noch nicht richtig aufgekommen ist, haben wir uns entschlossen, den Spi auch für die Nacht stehen zu lassen.Nach dem Abendessen bereiten wir den Videoabend vor - Netflix read more...

03/12/2022

Salamander - Hanging out the Washing

On any sailing boat, space is at a premium and Salamander is no exception. As a result we have a limited wardrobe for the trip.This means that clothes washing and drying is essential in order to have clothes that do not stand up on their 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
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






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Cool kids of ARC 2022

It's hard to miss the pitter-patter of feet at the ARC socials. As the adults enjoy a drink or two at the sundowners and parties, there are always a club of smaller sailors grouped together with wide smiles and a game of tag soon ensues. Children in the ARC are a great enhancement to the atmosphere, with a special family boat programme to enjoy to get to know fellow cruisers with kids.... more info


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