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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+ 2019: Entries now open.
13/09/2018

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. For 2019, two Caribbean destinations are available – sail to IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2019 - Entries Now Open!.
09/08/2018

Celebrating 25 years of sailing South to Marina de Lagos         Join us in 2019Credited each year with introducing sailors to life-long cruising friends, ARC Portugal departs from Plymouth each June and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona, then cruises south in a series of day sails with stopovers in welcoming marinas along the way to finish in Marina de Lagos... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2019 - Entries now open!.
30/05/2018

As the participants of 2018 edition of the west to east transatlantic rally, ARC Europe, arrive at the mid-Atlantic sailing mecca of Horta in the Azores, the first entries for next year have already started rolling in.          Join us in 2019The rally will set sail next May from Nanny Cay, BVI and Portsmouth, VA on the US east coast following a... Click here for more info..
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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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Saint Lucia: Well worth crossing an ocean for!

Sighting land after several weeks at sea is a special moment for ARC sailors, “St Lucia looms large now, rolling hills of velvet dotted with picturesque white colonial houses fringed with palm trees.” Wrote the crew of La Cigale as they approached Rodney Bay. Once ashore, and the initial celebrations, reunions, and boat jobs are done, there’s so much of the island to explore.... more info


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