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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 3 to 5 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.

Two Caribbean destinations are available – sail to IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia, or Blue Lagoon Marina in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


RALLY NEWS

ARC Forest Project.
30/10/2020

All the ARC+ yachts are now well through their first week in Las Palmas where they are enjoying getting to know each other in a socially distanced manner. The children have enjoyed several days of planned activities together, and 28 participants joined the ARC Forest Tree planting excursion today.Since 2010, almost 3000 native trees have now been planted by ARC and ARC+ volunteers on deforested... Click here for more info..

Air-Sea Rescue in Las Palmas.
29/10/2020

ARC+ participants have had the great opportunity to witness an Air-Sea Rescue provided by the great team at Salvamento Maritimo in Las Palmas. From the eastern wall to the beach nearby you could hear the helicopter doing a demonstration, many of us are lucky to never see.ASR is the coordinated search and rescue (SAR) of the survivors of emergency water landings as well as people who... Click here for more info..

Las Palmas Welcomes ARC+ 2020.
27/10/2020

On Monday, 26 October, ARC+ 2020 officially began as the the World Cruising Club team hit the docks of Las Palms Marina to welcome this year's participants. Over the past few weeks, 'S Pontoon' has become home to yachts arriving to join ARC+ and is now a colourful sight with rally flags flying. As part of the many adaptations to this years rally, participants were initially welcomed by the... Click here for more info..
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11/12/2019

Layla - We made it - final blog entry

It has taken a few days for me to get around to writing the final blog entry for our amazing trip. I guess partly because it seals the lid on a great experience and that feels somewhat final. On the other hand it is partly because we have all been read more...

09/12/2019

Saoirse - Saoirse Diaries-17- Reflections from the cockpit

I was surprised at how little life we saw during the crossing. For the better part of the journey we were alone on this vast ocean, no other boats on the horizon. We had one small school of dolphins come play beside us, and another two enormous read more...

07/12/2019

Oyster Moon - final update from oyster moon

Day 15:  Thursday 5th December – Not long nowThere was a bit of excitement in the early hours of this morning as Joe watched a fast catamaran come zooming past us at a rate of over 20 knots.  We can only assume it was one of the read more...

06/12/2019

Oyster Moon - update from oyster moon

Day 12:Monday 2nd December - The 'Mystery Tin' We woke with 20 knots of wind from the rear and a lumpy 3 metre swell just a few seconds apart. Whilst it made life on board much more challenging, we were finally able to head directly towards St read more...

06/12/2019

Amari - Day 15 One More Day

“You sailed across the Atlantic Ocean! Holy cow what an accomplishment, how did you even do that?”My friend Lisa heard this question many times after they completed the ARC Europe passage. I’ve heard versions of that as well. I think about the read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
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
“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






FEATURES
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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