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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.


Grenada announced as new destination for the ARC+ 2021 Fleet.

World Cruising Club are pleased to announce that Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on the island of Grenada will be the new Caribbean destination for the 9th annual ARC+ in 2021. Since its launch in 2013 the annual transatlantic route sailing from Gran Canaria with a stopover at Mindelo Marina in Cape Verde en route, has proved popular with cruisers sailing under the ARC banner. So much... Click here for more info..

Announcing ARC January.

Demand from sailors worldwide for spaces in the 2021 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC 2021) has been unprecedented in the 35 year history of the world’s largest offshore cruising rally. All spaces on both existing routes (ARC direct and ARC+ Cape Verde) setting sail in November 2021 were fully subscribed in just 3 months of opening, resulting in World Cruising Club reluctantly closing the entry... Click here for more info..

ARC Routes Fully Subscribed for 2021.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, lots of skippers transferred their participation from the 2020 ARC/ARC+ rallies to the 2021 editions. As a result both ARC routes to sail in November 2021 are full and the entry lists are currently closed to new subscriptions. World Cruising Club (WCC)appreciate that this will be a disappointment for the many sailors aiming to cross the... Click here for more info..
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Tohuwabohu - Last day

So this years rally draws to a close for us as we near St Lucia, it has been another one of those bucket list life long dreams to cross the Atlantic, most of it is about preparation, some of it is thinking your way out of the problem, the other read more...


Tohuwabohu - leg 2 day 15

Hay hay, we covered 119 nm yesterday and most of this was done under sail as the wind picked up to 9/10 knots which was fantastic for us , so code 0 and poled out genoa.This has been making a respectable 4.5 knots. We have 327 nm left to sail and read more...


Tohuwabohu - Leg 2 day 16

These are lazy days, the wind is very calm as we sit bobbing around the ocean.We made about 115 nm over night which means we have sailed 1873 nm leaving us with about 200nm to our waypoint which is north of St Lucia’s pigeon Island.Overnight we had read more...


Nikajuma - Day 14 - 400 nm to go

It is time for chrismas. We started baking the first cookies today and combined it with making bread and bunns. Delicious. This we combined with a melon from Las Palmas and goat cheese wrapped in bacon. And to really make a great day: wind. read more...


Cloudy Bay - 7 Dec: Sailing, Marlin and dolphins

What a day again! The whole night and morning we had great speed from our Gennie! She doesn’t stop pulling... as long as there is wind though, we had up till 18 knots during the day and we were flying straight to St. Lucia. Later on, it dropped read more...

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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

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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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