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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 rally makes its Caribbean landfall at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. 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.


RALLY NEWS

Celebrations in Grenada as ARC+ draws to close.
08/12/2023

Bringing to a close the 11th edition of World Cruising Club’s ARC+ cruising rally, over 400 participants, from a record breaking 95 boats and 24 different nationalities, celebrated their transatlantic achievement at a spectacular prizegiving ceremony held at Prickly Bay Marina, Grenada. Joined by Hon. Minister, Lennox Andrews, Minister for Economic Development, Planning, Tourism and Creative,... Click here for more info..

Smooth Sailing and Island Adventures: ARC Plus Fleet Safely Docks in Grenada .
07/12/2023

After 2300 nautical miles the ARC+ fleet have now safely arrived in Port Louis Marina, Grenada. Thomas Christoffel and crew aboard Paikea (Bavaria 37) crossed the finish line at 06:55 (UTC) 7 December, arriving just ahead the prize giving which takes place this evening at Prickly Bay. This is the 11th edition of ARC+ and the third year the fleet have sailed into Grenada. The ARC+ participants... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Update - Kids Fun Day – Doublehanders - Buzz the social media favourite arrives!.
05/12/2023

ARC+ Update Tuesday 5 DecemberKids Fun Day – Doublehanders - Buzz the social media favourite arrives!Since sunset on Monday, 4 December, four more ARC+ boats have crossed the finish line in Grenada: The doublehanded Swedish couples; Roger & Maria Seger on their Arcona 40 Aurora, followed by Kent & Gunilla Haglund on Aliara, a Malo 36. Both teams were tired but elated to be welcomed on... Click here for more info..
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08/12/2023

Risque Business - ARC+ 2023 Wrap Up.

Well we’ve been in Grenada for 4 days now and what a welcome all the yachts have had. The ARC Yellow Shirts have been great and so helpful along with the team from Port Louis Marina. As the RB WAGs have been here too, we’ve been lucky to have a read more...

06/12/2023

Valent - In Grenada

Valent eventually finished their Atlantic crossing around day break on Monday. We took a couple of hours longer crossing the finish line than expected as the wind dropped to zero when we were 0.1nm from the line and due to a possibly misguided read more...

06/12/2023

Distraction - Cruise or Race...?

The sharper ones amongst you will have spotted that we have once again turned our bows towards the West horizons. Yes, we are finally at sea after seemingly months of lazing around in Lanzarote and galavanting all over Gran Canaria. That last bit read more...

04/12/2023

Risque Business - A Truly Grenadan Welcome

11:59.20N 61:45.39W1146 GMT Monday 4th December 2023WE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE!We’ve made it to Grenada 🇬🇩. Risque Business has sailed from Portsmouth, then to Spain and Portugal, out to Madeira and then to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. That’s read more...

03/12/2023

Wild Goose - We did it! final blog….

OMG what a last day.  It had everything that a Caribbean adventure should have, sun, wind, rain, calm, excitement, frustration, elation!  Just no pirates. The day dawned beautiful and found us some 120 miles from the finish sailing fast read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
"Just fantastic. Support from staff and participants and overall experience made it very worth it. Also it was such a family friendly event and the kids will remember it forever. Thank you. "
Simon Warwick, S/Y Pacific Pearl
“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






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