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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 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.


RALLY NEWS

World Cruising Club eNews Feb 2022.
04/02/2022

World Cruising Club eNews - Feb 2022Read hereContents:Rally round up.... latest news on our rallies and routes for 2022 and 2023 including World ARC, our Atlantic ARCs in November and January, pls this summer's routes on ARC Europe, ARC Portugal and ARC BalticSpring Seminar programme now open to registerEquipment: introducing Iridium Certus 100Cruiser of the month: take a look at this bluewater... Click here for more info..

Curtain Call for ARC+ 2021 in Grenada.
10/12/2021

For the sailors of ARC+ 2021, last night’s Prizegiving ceremony marked the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the eastern side of the Atlantic six weeks ago. The docks of Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada have come to life with arrivals over the past ten days following their ocean crossing. Warm welcomes,... Click here for more info..

Marina Manager’s welcome for ARC+ crews – Thanks for bringing the marina to life!.
07/12/2021

With 66 boats now safely docked here in Grenada, the ARC+ programme on shore continues. This evening, all ARC+ participants, young and old, were invited by Zara Tremlett to the Marina Manager’s Welcome event, which was held near the poolside area of this picturesque marina on the spice island of Grenada. We were also honoured to have resident Commissioner of the British High Commission in... Click here for more info..
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06/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada

N12:02.7 W61:45.0We are here!!We crossed the finish line at 1630 (Walkabout/Grenada Time, UST-4) on Saturday 4 December 2021.Apologies for the lack of update since then - we have been too busy celebrating, meeting up with friends from the ARC read more...

06/12/2021

Just4Fun - Just4Fun blog # 7

Just4Fun ARC Blog Nummer 7Kap Verden - Grenada Tag12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17Boah, sind wir im Rückstand! (mit dem Blog, beim Rennen sowieso 😅). Das ist der Beweis, dass Nachtfahrt nicht gleich Nachtfahrt ist und die letzten Tage eher sportlich waren. read more...

06/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 18

Land Ahoy!! Blew our last bit of gas on bacon and egg butties to celebrate! What a fantastic morning. Beautiful sunrise. As Khamsin ploughs through the waves we disturb the flying fish and as they glide across the waves sparkling in the morning read more...

05/12/2021

Cajuna - J+16 : vent fort, mer forte

Le bon côté des choses, c’est que ça nous propulse vers l’arrivée. Les Caraïbes ça se mérite !Nous pensons arriver mardi, nous devrions être ric-rac car il faut arriver avant 15h UTC, 11h heure locale. Nous avons tout de même de beaux levés de read more...

05/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 17

The double overhand slip loop (used for attaching cord to the arms of your spectacles) is our final knot of the day. Hopefully anyway. Maybe the hangman’s knot would be more appropriate haha… Song of the day: Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd. We are 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






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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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