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Announcing ARC January. 09/02/2021

Demand from sailors worldwide for spaces in the 2021 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC 2021) has been unprecedented in the 35 year history of the world’s largest offshore cruising rally. All spaces on both existing routes (ARC direct and ARC+ Cape Verde) setting sail in November 2021 were fully subscribed in just 3 months of opening, resulting in World Cruising Club reluctantly closing the entry list in early December 2020.Having considered many options of how to satisfy the wishes of sailors to take part in this international cruising rally, and listened to feedback from them, World Cruising Club has launched a new, later start date as an alternative to the classic November departure. ARC January will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 9 January 2022, allowing crews... Click here for more info..

ARC Routes Fully Subscribed for 2021. 31/12/2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, lots of skippers transferred their participation from the 2020 ARC/ARC+ rallies to the... Click here for more info..

A Very Special ARC. 20/12/2020

It has been a very special ARC this year, smaller in numbers, but not diminished in spirit. The determination and camaraderie of all those... Click here for more info..

Help, Friendship and Christmas Adventures on the ARC . 17/12/2020

Many sailors will concur that crossing an ocean in a small sailboat brings together people in the most extraordinary circumstances. What may... Click here for more info..

On the Docks in Rodney Bay Marina . 13/12/2020

Today is Saint Lucia Day, the official start to Christmas here on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Independent since 1979, Helene of the... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Blown Away!. 11/12/2020

Every ARC arrival is a joy for the ARC Yellowshirts to greet in Rodney Bay, but the buzz this morning was extra special as the team had the... Click here for more info..

ARC Broadcasting - Rodney Bay's Dedicated ARC Radio Channel now online!. 10/12/2020

Tune in to ARC Broadcasting! New for 2020 brought to you by the Events Company Saint Lucia, ARC participants and their family and friends... Click here for more info..

Caring and sharing on the Ocean Waves . 09/12/2020

This year’s ARC crossing was always going to be a special adventure for the fleet of ARC+ and ARC 2020.As part of the benefits of sailing... Click here for more info..

A Battle to the Finish – Banzaï takes line honours in ARC 2020. 03/12/2020

As daylight dawned in Saint Lucia on Thursday 3rd December, the eagerly awaited first arrival of ARC 2020 sailed gracefully round Pigeon... Click here for more info..

Mid Atlantic with the ARC+ & ARC 2020. 29/11/2020

During the first week at sea for both the ARC and ARC+ fleets with Saint Lucia now set firmly in their sights, there have been some... Click here for more info..

Ocean calling ARC 2020. 22/11/2020

Following years of planning, months of trepidation, days of stowing, and hours of farewells, over 300 crew set sail today from Las Palmas de... Click here for more info..

Count down to the ARC start!. 21/11/2020

There’s a high level of excitement, with a mix of slight apprehension and eagerness of crews around the docks today as everyone prepares for... Click here for more info..

Thoughts turn to weather and final preparations. 20/11/2020

The final boat to arrive ahead of Sunday’s start is now in Las Palmas. Mack Storey’s Excess 15 Binx kept in touch with ARC rally control and... Click here for more info..

Making dreams a reality. 19/11/2020

The second day of PCR Covid19 testing for all crews took place again at Vithas Clinic close to Las Palmas marina and delivery of provisions... Click here for more info..

Food, glorious food, plus Covid19 PCR testing begins for all crews. 18/11/2020

Today saw 166 participants head to Vithas Clinic, close to the marina, for their required PCR test as part of the pre-departure protocols in... Click here for more info..

Dockside activity and seminar programme continues. 17/11/2020

Participants woke to beautiful blue skies and it's been a very hot, sunny day here in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - a taste of what's to come... Click here for more info..

Building up to the big adventure. 16/11/2020

It’s been another busy morning here in Las Palmas with crews coming to the ARC platform to pick up their YB trackers which will allow... Click here for more info..

Flag raising one week before the ARC start. 15/11/2020

With just one week to go until the 35th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets off, almost all of the boats have arrived here in Las Palmas... Click here for more info..

Bucket lists and ocean dreams. 14/11/2020

More boats and crews have arrived today and the pontoons are filling up. Walking round the docks, people are busy doing jobs on their boats... Click here for more info..

Planting trees and making local news. 13/11/2020

Today, several ARC crews took the opportunity to take a little time out from the marina and their boat preparations to help plant 91 trees... Click here for more info..

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