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ARC January

Following the classic trade wind route from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay Marina, Saint Lucia, ARC January sets off early in the New Year promising consistent trade winds for a great ocean sail. With all the hallmarks of the safety, support and social activities that World Cruising rallies are famed for, ARC January provides a third route option across the Atlantic to build camaraderie and enjoy your own adventure.


Whales and Waves, but not a lot of Wind!.

“Waking up with dolphins, a coffee and fresh pancakes. What a way to start the day!” report Johan, Agnes and Lisa, heading into their second week at sea on their Lagoon 46 Maxim 46 sailing with ARC January. They earned a treat, having sailed over 900nm into the Atlantic since setting off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria last Sunday, and getting the full ocean sailing experience so far. From loose... Click here for more info..

ARC January Departs Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

For the first time Gran Canaria bid farewell to an ARC fleet in the new year as ARC January 2022 set sail from Las Palmas today, Sunday 9 January. The new route has brought together an eclectic fleet of yachts and eager crews excited to embark on a 2,700nm tradewind sail to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.From the smallest yacht Freeway of Penpol, a Freedom 35 returning to an ARC start line... Click here for more info..

'We're Ready To Go!'.

With less than 24 hours to go until the start of their Atlantic adventure with ARC January 2022, the final countdown to departure from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is on. Skippers and crews boats have completed the final check-out and will enjoy their last night on shore before their 2700nm crossing to Saint Lucia tomorrow morning.    Today has been a very busy day for skippers... Click here for more info..
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Maxim 46 - Log Day 7 Feeling the vibe

Waking up with dolphins, a coffee and fresh pancakes. What a way to start the day! When pulling the code 0 out the hatch got damaged by the sheet. Shoot, there goes our happy vibe. Luckily we could fix it and we had calm weather. Lesson learnt, read more...


Friendship - Tag 8 - Kommt bald der „richtige“ Wind?

Nun sind wir bereits eine Woche unterwegs. Die Zeit verging wirklich wie im Fluge. Bei kleineren Reparatur- und Wartungsarbeiten, Kochen, Schlafen und Wache gehen, merken wir kaum, wie schnell die Zeit vergeht. Noch haben wir knapp 2.000 Seemeilen read more...


Oyster Belle - Log Day 7 - sailplan

We are sailing through the Cape Verdes in very light winds under spinnaker with 3-4 kts speed. On Oyster Belle we have different sails for different directions and strength of wind. You will have already seen pictures of our blue asymmetric sail read more...


Oyster Belle - moonlight

The moon last night at about 5 UTC. image1 read more...


Oyster Belle - Land-Ho!

We reached the Cape Verdes!image1

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The Berthon Market Report 2021

Leading international yacht brokers, Berthon have recently released their 2021 Market Report. This annual publication gives insightful reviews from all parts of the Berthon Sales Group – brokers, new yacht sales brokers and refit and guardiennage team on how recent world events and politics have shaped the yacht market over the past year, and shares our forecast for the year ahead. Aside from the yacht market, external experts write about VAT, RCD, Flagging and the business end of yachting. In other articles we examine the effects Covid 19 has had on the yacht market, the future of boat shows and what amazing industry developments and events have made it to the 2021 Berthon Cool Board.... more info

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