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.
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Infinity of Yar - Leg 1 - Plymouth to Baiona
We made it to the start line! Jobs list finished. Phew! Well, almost finished. Just when I thought I had managed to get all the sat comms working, suddenly everything stopped working the day before departure. Argh! read more...
Northern Light II - Day 2
A good days sailing . Made progress through the first night cutting just inside the North Ushant TSS gaining a number of places in the fleet. Gennaker up for most of the day. Early evening we were joined by the largest pod of dolphins any of us read more...
Northern Light II - Day 1
After the 9.00am racing start , that we approached with caution, we set off slowly gaining on a few boats. Decided to put up our down wind sail which did well until gusts of 18 knots meant it came down again! On white sails since and we are happy read more...
Northern Light II - Day Zero
A full day . Skippers briefing , food shopping and final run through of all safety equipment . After our final lunch in a calm marina and an afternoon of passage planning we are now set for the start tomorrow - we hope ! Off for a final beer for 4 read more...
Infinity of Yar - Let the journey begin!
18 months of planning and we were only 50 minutes late leaving Cowes!OK, so there are a few jobs still to be done before the start of ARC Portugal next weekend but confidence is rising.We found space for all the spares, tools and safety equipment read more...