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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.


ARC January 2023 - Prizegiving.

The culmination of ARC January was the prizegiving ceremony celebrating the achievements of the crews taking part in the second edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) January. Held at the Golf and Country Club, the evening concluded the programme of events in Saint Lucia. As a smaller fleet it has allowed the crews to come together and get to know everyone in the fleet creating a... Click here for more info..

ARC January 2023 - Welcome Party.

Almost all the boats in the ARC January fleet have now arrived in IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia, the remaining five boats are due to arrive over the next two days with all due in before the prizegiving ceremony on Saturday.Yesterday evening the ARC January Welcome Party was held with an evening sunset cruise onboard a catamaran. Participants were welcomed onboard with rum punch and after... Click here for more info..

ARC January 2023 – First arrivals in Saint Lucia.

After two weeks at sea the first of the ARC January 2023 fleet have begun to arrive in Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia. The first boat to cross the line was Finiens, a German flagged Hanse 675 skippered by Timmy Bon. Crossing the finish line at 06:41 local time on the 31st January, with an elapsed time of 15 days, 21 hours 41 minutes and 15 seconds they came in with sunrise in time for... Click here for more info..
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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...

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What do you do after sailing the Atlantic?

What do you do after sailing the Atlantic? This is the question facing ARC crews now that they have arrived in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. Each crew seems to have a different approach, but with one common theme – let’s have some fun!... more info

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