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ARC January 2023 - Entries Open

Demand from sailors worldwide for spaces on the November 2022 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers routes - ARC+ 2022 and ARC 2022 - continues to be exceptional and World Cruising Club has now confirmed they will once again offer a 3rd route choice for eager ralliers - ARC January 2023.

ARC January will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 15 January 2023, allowing crews to enjoy Christmas and New Year in Europe before setting off on that Atlantic adventure. Following the classic trade wind route, direct from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, boats can expect a fast passage in well-established trade winds, with less risk of calms during the crossing. Cruising sailors joining ARC January will benefit from all the discounts associated with participating in the ARC and World Cruising Club’s extensive experience of delivering transocean rallies. The programme includes a full week of activities, seminars, and social functions before the departure in Las Palmas, weather forecasts and tracking during the crossing and arrival activities providing a warm welcome to the Caribbean in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, all included in the entry fee.


ARC January will be limited to 50 cruising boats, and will be run very much in the spirit of the ARC, maintaining the unique atmosphere that has developed within the rally over the preceding 36 years. On this route there will be no competitive racing, only fun results calculated for those who’d like to join in.

ARC January 2023 Itinerary

DateDetails for ARC January
6 January 2023Rally Office opens in Las Palmas
8 January 2023Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
15 January 2023Start day!
2-7 February 2023Majority of ARC January boats arrive in Rodney Bay
10 February 2023ARC January finish line closes
11 February 2023Prize giving ceremony

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