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.
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Disa - Nothing... Nada... Zero... Zilch
Zero wind - Mother Nature’s sting in the tail at the end of our Atlantic crossing.Having sailed two thousand nautical miles, and with only two hundred to go, the ocean has turned as calm as a mill pond.There is not a breath of wind to fill our read more...
Lomvi - Day 18 - The end...
Dear floating devices,We have reached our final destination, Grenada. Arrived this morning at 7.30 to a wonderful reception from the other Norwegian boats (benefit of being slow, and nice people).Today, we are trying to comprehend what a crazy read more...
Lomvi - Day 17 - Slow sprint
Dear celebrators,We are cruising into the last night on the Atlantic. Its 2ms wind, the ocean is glassy. Motoring in 5 kn towards the goal! We expect to be in Grenada tomorrow morning. The most spectacular sunset so far was enjoyed on deck. Big read more...
Bolero - Land Ahoy
Land Ahoy!We settled into the night watches, Gwyn and Ian had a quiet moonlight 3 hours and handed oveHr to Maz and Nick.Bolero passed the 100 miles to the way point at 22:45 and continued to romp along.At the change of watch at 01:00 hrs the genoa read more...
Xenial - Day 25 - Grenada!
Sometime in the night between Thursday and Friday, depending on whether we were still on Xenial Standard Time or on local Grenada time, Janne cried “Land!”. Actually, he cried “Lights! And not boat lights!” - he has by far the best eyesight on read more...