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)
ARC 2022 Prizegiving.
In an emotional evening focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 37 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the traditional ARC prizegiving party on Saturday 17th December marked the end of the transatlantic sailing rally for another year. Held at the Beausejour Indoor Facility, the evening provided a rousing conclusion to the annual ARC, and a chance to recognise... Click here for more info..
The last boats close on Saint Lucia.
The docks at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina are now full with ARC boats, as the 2022 fleet pulls into town. By the morning of 14th December there will be 118 boats finished in Saint Lucia, with just 18 boats still at sea. Rally Control are keeping a close eye on the progress of the final ARC yachts, most of whom have had some technical problems or had to stop en route in Mindelo, adding extra days to... Click here for more info..
An emotional day on the dockside as more boats arrive.
“ARC Finish Line…ARC Finish Line… this is yacht Take Off at 2 miles” is the call as the VHF radio crackles into life. For ARC boats arriving into Rodney Bay, this is the start of the arrivals process, alerting the finish line boat and the shoreside yellow shirt team to another imminent arrival. Since Malolo, the first arrival on 1st December, the finish line team have welcomed 45 boats, taking... Click here for more info..
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