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.
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Aquavita - Day 23 home stretch
We started a quest yesterday about who would have the most accurate estimate of how many miles we'd do during this crossing. The consensus seems to be between 2950 and 3200nm. Let's see who wins at the end of today, as our ETA is getting into read more...
Aquavita - Day 21 chat over the water
We saw a boat named Capibara on the AIS 6nm ahead of us. We caught up with them a few hours later and were only half a mile apart at the closest distance. We called them on the radio. They responded straight away and we had a lovely chat. They were read more...
Aquavita - Day 22 squall (kinda)
Today I was playing cards with Elke when she saw a squall and it was coming from behind us. It was grey and like a big mushroom cloud. The jib was quickly rolled up while the waves increased by 1-1.5 meters. It was scary how the waves came up, they read more...
Ca Canny - Days 20-22 Now actually almost there!
In the last couple of days we have seen much better sailing winds- finally the trade winds appear! On Friday we covered more than 160 nautical miles, and Saturday we experienced consistent 30 knot winds, but had to tack to 235 degrees overnight read more...
Aquavita - Day 19 cool running
We saw two other boats on the AIS today, one from the ARC fleet (the one we saw yesterday), and a slow boat not part of the ARC. We tried talking to both on the radio, the ARC boat didn't respond (maybe they weren't listening to their radio); the read more...