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Welcome to Grenada! Mongoose takes 2023 ARC+ line honours in the Multihull division, first family boat and second overall.. 29/11/2023

Chris and Erica Murray’s Marsaudon ORC50, launched in July 2023, crossed the finish line off Quarantine Point, Grenada, on Wednesday 29 November at 08:06:41 (local time), completing the final leg of their Atlantic adventure.Owner/Skipper Chris Murray was very happy with the performance of their new Marsaudon ORC50 and was full of praise for the ARC+ rally on arrival:“We had just a fantastic time. It was champagne sailing in this final leg. It was either very light winds or 15-17 knots downwind all the way, with surfing waves. We had a couple of squalls, but no big deal, and it was perfect, especially with the full moon on the last few nights.”After the traditional ARC+ dockside welcome, the crew were greeted dockside by ARC+ yellowshirts, the Grenada Tourism Authority, Camper &... Click here for more info..

Fleet update as finishing line approaches!. 27/11/2023

With the ARC Plus fleet leaders expected to arrive in Grenada in the next 48 hours, and the ARC fleet leaders nearing the halfway point lets... Click here for more info..

The ARC Forest continues to grow.... 05/11/2023

For many years, ARC crews have been volunteering to plant trees in the hills above Las Palmas. This isn’t just an excuse to enjoy the... Click here for more info..

Let us Dance our Lives Across the Ocean. 02/11/2023

Christian Lotthé is the oldest sailor and skipper in the ARC+ 2023 fleet, a fit and youthful 88 years old. He is navigating his Beneteau... Click here for more info..

Meet the Yellow Shirts!. 27/10/2023

The World Cruising Club team on events are known as ‘Yellow Shirts’, for obvious reasons! Yellow Shirts deliver all elements of the rally,... Click here for more info..

SeaLabs Phase 1 completed - now steering into launching a new gen kit for ARC 2023. 19/04/2023

The Spanish environmental group Ambiente Europeo equipped 15 sailboats with mobile test kits – SeaLabs - in November during ARC 2022 for... Click here for more info..

Boot is Back!. 12/01/2023

Europe's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, is back in action again and World Cruising Club will be there to welcome ARC sailors, both old... Click here for more info..

Grenada – in a nutshell. 07/12/2022

With all the ARC+ boats now safely in port (apart from those who departed Mindelo late), many of the crews have been taking time out to... Click here for more info..

ARC Plus tales from the crossing. 02/12/2022

Over 60 boats have now arrived in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and the atmosphere is joyous and vibrant as delighted crews... Click here for more info..

Ed’s ARC+ Diary across the Atlantic . 07/12/2019

Ed the Iguana is probably one of the most experienced sailors in the ARC+ fleet. At sunrise on the morning of Friday 6 December he arrived... Click here for more info..

Destination Focus: What's in store in St. Vincent?. 03/12/2019

For some sailors the site of land is not the best part of an ocean crossing, but for many who are on their first crossing it’s one of relief... Click here for more info..

Crossing the line – Saint Lucia welcomes Sea Child after a ten year circumnavigation. 08/12/2018

Almost ten years to the day, since they sailed out of Rodney Bay, Eric and Tamara Barto of Sea Child have crossed their original starting... Click here for more info..

School for thought – ARC children (and their parents) have their say. 14/11/2018

When walking around the docks in Las Palmas it’s great to see children of all ages and nationalities (16 this year) playing together and... Click here for more info..

Saint Lucia: Well worth crossing an ocean for!. 13/12/2017

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... Click here for more info..

Witnessing ARC’s Impact on Saint Lucia. 14/12/2014

With over 230 yachts descending on Saint Lucia each year in December, it’s easy to imagine the impact that all those participants have on... Click here for more info..

So why does ARC+ visit the Cape Verde Islands?. 14/11/2014

São Vicente is known as the Culutral Island of the Cape Verdean Archipelago. The port at Mindelo used to be busier but since its decline a... Click here for more info..

Exploring Saint Lucia . 08/12/2013

Exploring Saint LuciaRising like an emerald tooth from the flat Caribbean Sea, St Lucia definitely grabs your attention. Glossed over as... Click here for more info..

Saint Lucian Culture in Anse la Raye. 15/12/2012

The locals call it 'bay of the rays.' It's a fishing village south of Castries (St. Lucia's capital), a sleepy place on the beach, quite the... Click here for more info..