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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 Canaria, as a north easterly swell gave the boats a rolling send off. In total, 138 of the 143 strong fleet took the start for the 2,700nm sail to Saint Lucia, with a long-range forecast promising good tradewinds to whisk them to the Caribbean. Over 800 crew are taking part in ARC 2022 on board a diverse fleet of cruising yachts with monohulls, multihulls and a motorboat leaving Gran Canaria today.Hosts of the start since the first ARC in 1986, Las Palmas Marina has come alive with the annual event once again for the two-week rally pre-departure programme. Participants have enjoyed exploring Gran Canaria, and the city of Las Palmas has been excellent... 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..

ARC 2023 - Entries Now Open!. 06/09/2022

Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in Saint Lucia. Entries are open: You can... Click here for more info..

Join us for the sail south with ARC Portugal in 2023. 18/08/2022

Join us next summer for a great sail south to Marina de Lagos - Registration is now open for ARC Portugal 2023! Credited each year with... Click here for more info..

World Cruising Club eNews Feb 2022. 04/02/2022

World Cruising Club eNews - Feb 2022Read hereContents:Rally round up.... latest news on our rallies and routes for 2022 and 2023 including... Click here for more info..

An Emotional Close for ARC 2021 in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. 17/12/2021

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ ARC, and 2021 proved again why sailing the same route at the same time of year can produce so many... Click here for more info..

So, how was it for you?. 10/12/2021

"So, how was it for you?"This is probably the most frequently asked question on the dockside in Rodney Bay Marina currently, as crews... Click here for more info..

A Lucian Welcome for the ARC First Arrivals. 08/12/2021

Day Sixteen of ARC 2021 saw the number of new arrivals reach the 20 boat mark, and with a buzz building on the dockside, it was time for a... Click here for more info..

The ARC 2021 Fleet are welcomed to St Lucia. 04/12/2021

After the excitement of both 12 Nacira 69 and Guyader Saveol’s arrival yesterday, there was a flurry of activity on the finish line early... Click here for more info..

ARC 2021 Makes Landfall in Saint Lucia - Benvenuto 12 Nacira 69!. 03/12/2021

Congratulations to the crew of Italian flagged yacht 12 Nacira 69 for taking ARC 2021 line honours in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, arriving in... Click here for more info..