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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 Gran Canaria for the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - ARC 2020. It was a day that marked a great triumph for the sailors that have formed a unique community in Las Palmas Marina over the past two weeks of preparations. Additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have of course altered some things this year, but the vibrant mood and palpable excitement of departure day was as evident as it has been throughout the rally’s 35 year history and the ocean beckoned for the eager sailors to begin their adventure to Saint Lucia.Ahead of the start, the sailors have enjoyed their time in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the port city providing a... 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..

Safety first – equipment checks and hi-line helicopter demo. 12/11/2020

Roger Seymour is senior instructor at Hamble School of Yachting and also in charge of the ARC Safety team. With his wealth of knowledge, he... Click here for more info..

Getting rally ready in Las Palmas. 11/11/2020

More boats have been making their way to Las Palmas over the last couple of days and crew members have been flying in to join those already... Click here for more info..

ARC office opens as countdown begins. 09/11/2020

Now that the ARC+ fleet are safely on their way, the countdown to the ARC has begun with the opening of the ARC office. Over half the fleet... Click here for more info..

ARC 2021 - Entries Now Open!. 22/09/2020

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..

ARC 2020 - Countdown to Start Day Has Begun. 11/09/2020

The first arrivals of boats set for a transatlantic adventure this November have begun in Las Palmas Marina ahead of what it set to be a... Click here for more info..

ARC/ARC+ 2020 Closing Date for Entries. 05/08/2020

Closing Date for Entries for the 2020 ARC Rally AnnouncedTo allow for planning of a COVID secure ARC/ARC+ in the Las Palmas and the rally's... Click here for more info..

Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) Route. 03/08/2020

ARC Update 03 August 2020Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) RouteDue to the additional requirements expected for entry... Click here for more info..

ARC and ARC+ 2020 – November Departures Confirmed for COVID Secure Rally. 30/06/2020

[03 August - this item has now been superseded by this post from 03/08/2020]Since its beginning in 1986, the ARC has always been about... Click here for more info..

COVID-19: Update on World Cruising Club Rallies. 27/05/2020

Due to the on-going COVID-19 global public health emergency, World Cruising Club are mindful that our rallies should only take place where... Click here for more info..

WCC announce a new partnership with North Sails. 26/05/2020

World Cruising Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading sailmakers North Sails who join over 20 marine companies... Click here for more info..

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