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Entries now open for ARC+ and ARC 2024. 29/08/2023

Entries are open - Sail with the ARC in 2024. Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in the Caribbean For full details, request an information pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements and will be sent to you be email.Route choices for 2024:Sailing via the Cape Verdes:ARC+ will depart Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 10 November 2024, sailing to Mindelo, Sao Vincente, Cape Verde for a 4 to 6 day stopover before the restart on 22 November to Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. Popular with families, cruising couples and those keen to explore an extra island en route to the Caribbean, ARC+ is big on fun and promises great... Click here for more info..

ARC 2022 Prizegiving. 18/12/2022

In an emotional evening focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 37 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC),... Click here for more info..

The last boats close on Saint Lucia. 13/12/2022

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... Click here for more info..

An emotional day on the dockside as more boats arrive. 08/12/2022

“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... Click here for more info..

Whistle Down the Wind. 05/12/2022

It started with a blast, perhaps too much for some boats as the full force of the Atlantic trade winds blew the fleet swiftly southwards... Click here for more info..

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... 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... 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... Click here for more info..

Classic trades with a lively start for ARC 2022. 20/11/2022

It was an exciting start to the 37th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) today, Sunday 20 November, from Las Palmas de Gran... Click here for more info..

Skippers focus on start day. 19/11/2022

ARC Weatherman Chris Tibbs has forecast a classic trade wind passage for ARC 2022, but with a lively start, as a lingering cold front... Click here for more info..

A hive of activity ahead of Sunday’s start. 18/11/2022

With less than two days to go until start day, the clock is ticking and there’s a hive of activity around the docks and marina. Most crew... Click here for more info..

Seminars, Safety and the Seventies!. 17/11/2022

Las Palmas Marina continues to buzz with activity as the ARC start on Sunday nears, with the jobs list steadily getting smaller for crews... Click here for more info..

Focusing on Preparations for Departure. 15/11/2022

As we move into week two of the pre-departure programme for ARC 2022 in Las Palmas, there is a sharp focus amongst the crews on preparations... Click here for more info..

Week two countdown and ARC preparations. 14/11/2022

Participants woke to blue skies and near perfect conditions here in Gran Canaria at the start of the second week of the 37th ARC. There’s a... Click here for more info..

Opening Ceremony of ARC 2022 - One week to go!. 13/11/2022

Marking the final countdown to the start of ARC 2022 on Sunday 20 November, a colourful Opening Ceremony parade was held today in Las Palmas... Click here for more info..

ARC 2022 social programme and kids club underway. 12/11/2022

Each day brings more boats to the pontoons, crew arriving and excitement is building. Over 100 boats have arrived and checked in, safety... Click here for more info..

Growing up with the Environment. 11/11/2022

The Foresta tree planting tour continues to be popular amongst ARC Sailors! Today crews from across the ARC 2022 fleet gave back to the Gran... Click here for more info..

Helping ARC Sailors Prepare. 10/11/2022

Today saw the start of the ARC 2022 seminar programme, a series of lectures and presentations on topics relevant to Atlantic sailing. The... Click here for more info..

Safety Inspections underway for the boats of ARC 2022. 08/11/2022

ARC 2022 has got off to a flying start with skippers and crew arriving at the platform to check in and stopping by the shop to collect... Click here for more info..

The doors open for ARC 2022. 07/11/2022

After a successful start and a good send-off for the ARC+ fleet who are making steady progress to Mindelo, Cape Verdes, it was time for the... Click here for more info..