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Nessun Dorma takes line honours in ARC+ 2023. 29/11/2023

Inspired by his motto, ‘Never sleep. Life is too short. Push to the limit’, Andrea Neri and the all-Italian crew on Nessun Dorma (ITA) completed their very first transatlantic in style, achieving line honours in the 2023 ARC+ cruising rally on their Italia Yachts 15.98, aptly named after Puccini’s famous aria from Turandot.  Nessun Dorma crossed the finish line on Wednesday 29 November at 07:01:49 UTC (03:01 local time) at Quarantine Point, Grenada, after 2,334 nautical miles of ocean sailing from Mindelo, Cape Verde. Hand steering and pushing all the way, the crew were tired but elated to be welcomed on the dock at Port Louis Marina by the World Cruising Club team. Rum punches and congratulations were in order!  “I’m the first one!”... Click here for more info..

The Right Side of Halfway. 26/11/2023

The leading boats in the ARC+ fleet are within days of the finish line in Grenada. If the wind holds, ten boats should be crossing the line... Click here for more info..

250 ARC Boats Crossing the Atlantic. 25/11/2023

One week after the departure of ARC 2023 from Las Palmas and 9 days after ARC+ left Cape Verde, there are 250 yachts cross the Atlantic with... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Leg 2 At Sea Fleet Update - Day 6 . 22/11/2023

Those boats who opted for a southerly route are enjoying more consistent breeze than those choosing a more direct course, the forecast is... Click here for more info..

How exciting calm winds can be!. 20/11/2023

For the ARC fleet heading to Saint Lucia yesterday, as the boats crossed the line off Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, there was plenty of... Click here for more info..

A spectacle of colour sets off to Grenada. 17/11/2023

92 boats in the ARC+ fleet left Mindelo today in a spectacle of colour with gennakers and code zeros flying in the light breeze as the boats... Click here for more info..

Lighter Winds Lead to Landfall. 11/11/2023

Over 60 boats are now docked at Marina Mindelo, with another 26 or so expected today, Saturday. The last eight boats are likely to make... Click here for more info..

Rock n Roll with Flying Fish. 10/11/2023

As we write, twelve boats are now in Marina Mindelo enjoying life with less rock n roll than the past five days. 27 more are expected to... Click here for more info..

Flying Finishes and Flying Fish. 09/11/2023

At the front of the fleet the fastest boats are closing in on Sao Vicente and will be docked in Mindelo before we finish writing this... Click here for more info..

A Downhill Charge to the Finish. 08/11/2023

It has been a ‘downhill’ charge to the finish for all the boats sailing in Leg 1 of ARC Plus 2023. In the leading pack of ‘carbon-cats’, the... Click here for more info..

Fast and Furious - life in the fast lane. 07/11/2023

And then the wind blew, just as the forecast said it would with the ‘squeeze zone’ between weather systems over North Africa and the central... Click here for more info..

Riding the Waves to Cape Verde. 06/11/2023

After perfect conditions for the start yesterday (05/11), most ARC+ boats were initially making slower than expected progress, with many... Click here for more info..

A Classic ARC Start For The Largest-Ever ARC+ Rally Fleet. 05/11/2023

The ‘ARC season’ began today when 95 yachts departed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bound for Cape Verde on their 850nm journey on leg 1 of the... Click here for more info..

Sextant Workshop with Stokey Woodall . 30/10/2023

ARC+ 2023 is delighted to have well-known and respected ocean sailor, ‘Stokey’ Woodall return again to present a variety of workshops and... Click here for more info..

First-Ever ARC+ Opening Ceremony. 29/10/2023

The Sunday flag parade has been an ARC tradition for more than 30 years, and this year ARC+ joins the fun with the rally’s first ever... Click here for more info..

Doors Open For ARC+ 2023. 25/10/2023

Today saw the opening of the ARC+ Office in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, kicking off the excitable buzz around Las Palmas Marina as the... Click here for more info..

Entries now open for ARC+ and ARC 2024. 29/08/2023

Entries are open - Sail with the ARC in 2024. Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of... Click here for more info..

ARC+ 2022 wraps up in Grenada . 09/12/2022

The 10th edition of World Cruising Club’s popular ARC+ rally concluded last night with a spectacular prizegiving ceremony held for the 400+... Click here for more info..

Two more finishers in ARC+ and recounting experiences. 06/12/2022

The last two boats that left with the ARC+ fleet from Mindelo have now arrived in Grenada: Griselda, a Hanse 370, skippered by Nicola Stamp... Click here for more info..

Time to lime at the ARC+ welcome party. 05/12/2022

With the majority of the fleet now safely in Grenada, the informal ARC+ welcome party was held yesterday evening at Grenada Yacht Club,... Click here for more info..