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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the Caribbean

Every November since 1986 the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has set sail from Las Palmas, bound westward across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Bringing together yachts from all over the world, the fleet gather in Las Palmas Marina in the heart of the city.

Entries for ARC/ARC+ 2021 are fully subscribed. Click HERE for more information.

Route Choices for ARC Sailors

ARC sailors have a choice of routes for 2021:

Sailing via the Cape Verdes:
ARC+ will depart Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 7 November, sailing to Mindelo, Sao Vincente, Cape Verde for a 3 to 5 day stopover before the restart to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia on 19 November. A maximum of 75 yachts sail with the ARC+ route. Click here for full dates and route information

Sailing directly to Saint Lucia:
The ARC fleet of approximately 200 boats will start their Atlantic adventure on Sunday 21 November sailing directly to Saint Lucia, spending 18-21 days at sea on the classic trade wind route. The ARC offers a two week pre-departure programme, fun competition for cruising sailors, or competitive racing, and a spectacular welcome in Rodney Bay. Click here for full dates and route information 

Start: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Home of the ARC since 1986
  • Vibrant and exciting city
  • Good facilities for visiting yachts

Finish:  Saint Lucia

  • Major tourist destination
  • Excellent flight connections
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery

IGY Rodney Bay Marina

  • Destination for the ARC
  • Full service marina
  • Close to beaches and hotels


Finish: St. Vincent

  • Major tourist destination
  • Excellent cruising
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery

Blue Lagoon Bay Marina

  • Stunning well-sheltered bay surrounded by palm trees
  • Recently refurbished hotel and marina