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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 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.


Mid Atlantic with the ARC+ & ARC 2020.

During the first week at sea for both the ARC and ARC+ fleets with Saint Lucia now set firmly in their sights, there have been some entertaining blogs and stunning pictures coming through to the World Cruising Website. Thank you to all the boats for sharing their magical experiences on the Atlantic waves.The start of the ARC in Las Palmas was in light breezes but as the fleet travelled down... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Fleet Depart Mindelo.

The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions today as they set out on Leg 2 of ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia. Conditions at the start were good with a NE wind of around 12 knots blowing across the start line. The port of Mindelo is in a basin however and the frequent gusts from the mountain made for a lively start as yachts crossed the line at 1500 local time... Click here for more info..

Testing Times as Restart Delayed Again.

It has been a frustrating few days for ARC+ skippers in Mindelo as they await the results of the vital PCR tests, before they get the “all clear” ready for departure. Problems with imported supplies of test-kit reagents into the small island nation of Cape Verde, have resulted in the scheduled restart from 19th November, being further delayed to Monday 23rd November. Rally organisers, World... Click here for more info..
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Tohuwabohu - Leg 2 Day 8

What a day, we woke up after 3x3x3 shifts last night which in essence gives an amazing 6 hours rest, unless you are me and drew the middle shift from 12-3am, anyway we are working to UTC on the boat which means actually it was still dark. So I woke read more...


Tohuwabohu - leg 2 day 7

With a little bit of luck I will actually save this blog properly as it is my second time of writing it! I’m not sure where I got to last or if I’m writing a day behind, so I’m going to bring everything up to speed.The email connection has been read more...


Nikajuma - Day 6 - 1300 nm to go

A dayof breakage followed ba a day of fixing. We go back one day. Friday was also at work the day, when things went wrong. As a sailor, luckily there is no weekend. Start of failure was 6 a.m. utc. Pitch dark. Our sail just crashed into the water. read more...


Tohuwabohu - Leg 2 Day 6

So yesterday was average we didn’t break anything more but we didn’t manage to fix anything either ,we had a good following wind it built to AWS 21knts and a boat speed of 6/7 knots so we made a fantastic 149 over a 24 hour period. We had read more...


For Tuna - Log 2 - Day 10

Hello Sailors,Fishcount: 7 - we managed to reel in 5 mahi mahi and two tunas;) Still eating fresh fish and even conserved some tuna in olive oil. As wind and waves picked up we decided to pause fishing for now and are well on route with an average read more...

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“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
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

World Cruising Club

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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