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ARC Plus

ARC+ takes sailors across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via the Cape Verde archipelago. Originally launched in response to the ever growing popularity of the ARC, the route via the Cape Verde islands is now firmly established as a standalone rally with its own unique identity.

The Cape Verde islands are ideally placed for boats to sail ‘south until the butter melts’ and the route includes a 4 to 6 day stopover at Mindelo, São Vicente providing crews with an opportunity to discover the enchanting local culture, lively nightlife and bustling food markets that make the Cape Verdes a fascinating place to visit.

The new landfall marina is Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. This recently refurbished 227 berth marina is situated in the lagoon to the south of St George’s Harbour, and is ideally placed for the Atlantic crossing landfall. Grenada is situated at the southern end of the Windward Island chain, with superb beaches, coves and islands, it is a delightful destination, ideally placed for sailing north through some of best cruising areas in the Caribbean.


Happy tales, happy crews, happy to be in Grenada!.

Twenty-eight boats are now safely docked in Grenada’s Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, as the flow of ARC+ boats continue to stream in. There’s a real festival atmosphere around the port and crews are enjoying the laid-back atmosphere of the marina and enjoying the ARC+ event village where local vendors are offering exotic tropical fruit and vegetables, local handicrafts and of course,... Click here for more info..

More arrivals for ARC+ in sunny Grenada.

Several more boats have now arrived at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in ARC+ and the docks are starting to come alive with happy participants who have now made landfall after their Atlantic crossing. On Thursday afternoon (2 Dec), Dale Simonson’s Lagoon 52 Helios (USA) finished at 16:31 local time, followed five hours later by the first monohull, Conor Haughey’s Moody 54DS Hiberian... Click here for more info..

Piment Rouge first ARC+ boat arrives in Grenada.

Congratulations to Pierre De Saint-Vincent’s Outremer 51 Piment Rouge (FRA) for taking line honours in the second leg of the ARC+ rally from Mindelo, Cape Verde. The new French multihull, sailed by a crew of six, crossed the finish line off Quarantine Point, St George’s, Grenada at 23:10:23 local time on Wednesday 1st December, completing their transatlantic crossing after 12 days at sea.... Click here for more info..
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Walkabout - Re: Land Ahoy!!!!

Wow!On Sun, 5 Dec 2021 at 2:42 am, Andrew & Traci Roantree <[email protected]> wrote:N11:58.6 W61:21.1After 15 days at sea, the call has gone out - Land Ahoy!!!!!It is a bit fuzzy in the distance, but it is there and we are closing read more...


Walkabout - Re: Walkabout - It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lady Sings - Day15 Mindelo to Grenada

Well done!On Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 9:32 pm, Andrew & Traci Roantree <[email protected]> wrote:N11:59.5 W60:45.6Just when you think you are cruising in to the finish, and everything is good in the world.  Having a bit of a chat with read more...


Morgane of Sark - we crossed the finish line!!

Whoop Whoop!We made it! Crossed the finish line at 16:53 local time.Yeah!!! Xxx crew Morgane of Sark read more...


Cajuna - J+15 : les jours se suivent et se ressemble, ou presque !

Après le programme lavage, voici le rinçage !Trois petits grains nous ont rafraîchi les idées cette nuit, des trombes d’eau en l’espace de quelques minutes. Sympa.A part ça, nous n’avons toujours rien pécher mais vu l’état de la mer, je serais read more...


Morgane of Sark - yeah! land!!

The mountains of Grenada just popped up! “Land in zicht!” Yeah!!!! The last miles of our crossing are here. Still 34 miles to go. Doing around 6-6,5 knots with a wind speed of 14-16 knots. We guess another 5 hours, hopefully we can manage to get in read more...

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“The ARC made such a difference to our sailing experience as a family. We met wonderful friends and the staff of yellow shirts went beyond the call of duty time and again.”
Lucy Van Hove, S/Y La Cigale
I have to admit that I was a little cynical and wary about whether I wanted to be organised into a rally environment before signing up but I am now a convert – and indeed should anyone enquire I will be an advocate for both this event and your organisation

The level of support was just pitched perfectly and the quiet way that the team organised both us and the overall group was superbly efficient but without fuss and over complication. The camaraderie of the participants was fantastic and added a rich element to our first transatlantic experience.

Chris & Kate Russell, Associate3

World Cruising Club

ARC 2019 Photo Competition

We are certainly missing being at sea right now so we thought it would be an ideal time to re-live some of the magic moments of ARC 2019 with the Photo Competition! 

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