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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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ARC Program Kicks Off in Las Palmas.
11/11/2019

Whilst the first of the ARC+ boats are expected to arrive in Mindelo, Cape Verdes on Thursday evening, here in Las Palmas, the start of a busy two-week pre-departure programme for ARC participants is well underway. The check-in team were all set this morning to meet and greet skippers and crews who were first on the list to register their arrival and keen to receive their ARC... Click here for more info..

A Swell Send-off for ARC+.
10/11/2019

It was a challenging start to leg one of ARC+ 2019 today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a large north easterly swell gave the boats a rolling send off. In total 90 of the 95 strong fleet took the start for the 865nm passage to Mindelo in Cape Verde, with four boats opting to delay their starts until later in the week and one more delayed by mechanical problems.In Las Palmas marina this... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Participants visit beloved Spanish Navy training schooner.
09/11/2019

Today 47 ARC+ participants were lucky enough to visit the Spanish Navy training schooner, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, at the Gran Canaria Naval base.2019 marks the 500 year anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the globe, which was completed by a Spanish Skipper. To commemorate this milestone Spain’s most beloved navy training vessel has started to sail around the world with the motto on... Click here for more info..
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10/11/2019

Lubilu III - Introduction to Lubilu III

Lubilu III is a French Jouet 37 built in 1978 making her a one tonne Bermuda Sloop with a mast head rig & full keel. A typical racing cruiser of the era she is sturdy and reliable and has proven to hold her own in heavy seas. She joined our read more...

04/11/2019

Arausha - attempt I

Greatings from arausha read more...

01/11/2019

Grand Cru - Our Passage so far...

The Passage so far…We arrived in Las Palmas on 30th September.Earlier than originally planned.We were advised to arrive early in case the good weather that we have experienced changed against us.Our passage from Greece started on 2nd September and read more...

28/10/2019

Montana - Portuguese Coast - Great Passage with everything but trade wind

What a pleasure to join Markus along Portuguese coast and experience SYMontana on this part of the passage to GC! We had a cheerful week with agreat crew, very kind people in all marinas, lots of good food (+somebeers) - and a crazy read more...

27/10/2019

Hawkeye - ARC Blog - Hawkeye arrives in Graciosa, Lanzarote

Before leaving Gibraltar we took every opportunity to stash as many goodies as decently possible from our last British supermarkets, then launched Hawkeye across the Straits and out into the wide, rolling North Atlantic ocean. We had every type of 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

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.


Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014






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Meet the Yellow Shirts of 2019!

Meet this year's ARC Yellowshirts! Between us we have sailed: 72 Atlantic Crossings / 13 circumnavigations / 1,040,000 nautical ocean miles…... more info


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