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Celebrations in Saint Lucia conclude ARC+ 2019. 12/12/2019

For sailors on the ARC+ route of the 2019 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, this evening’s Prize Giving Ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Gran Canaria some six weeks ago. The ARC+ route took sailors from the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 10 November to Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands for the first leg of the crossing. Blessed with great winds and a quick trip for the first 865nm passage south, they spent 4-5 days exploring, before restarting for the big stage across the Atlantic on 21st November.From the Cape Verde, 69 yachts made Saint Lucia their destination with over 320 crew sailing the 2150nm course to Rodney Bay. The first arrival, Minimole, was welcomed to IGY Rodney Bay Marina on Tuesday 3 December, and ever since the docks have... Click here for more info..

Getting the party started!. 08/12/2019

Sixteen days after their departure from the Cape Verdes, the Caribbean destinations for ARC+ in Saint Lucia and St. Vincent have seen... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Saint Vincent - first arrivals at Blue Lagoon Marina. 04/12/2019

After a few days of diving and mooring laying The Blue Lagoon Marina and Hotel was finally ready to receive the first ARC+ St. Vincent 2019... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Make Landfall in Saint Lucia. 03/12/2019

Serenaded by the local steel pan, the first ARC+ mooring lines to be secured to the pontoon at IGY Rodney Bay Marina belonged to Minimole, a... Click here for more info..

Awaiting the Advent of ARC+ Arrivals. 30/11/2019

As the ARC and ARC+ fleets are looking out on the horizon and counting down the miles to the rum punch welcome, the teams from World... Click here for more info..

Michael Grote – Irie Life. 26/11/2019

All of those involved with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Michael Grote, skipper of... Click here for more info..

ARC+ St Lucia - Start Day for Leg 2. 21/11/2019

With their visit coming to a close in Mindelo, today the ARC+ St Lucia fleet crossed the start line for their journey across the Atlantic to... Click here for more info..

ARC+ St Vincent - Start Day for Leg 2. 21/11/2019

Under blue skies peppered with cumulus clouds, ARC+ 2019 St Vincent fleet, made up of 21 boats, crossed the start line for Leg 2 today at... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Tour to Santo Antão. 20/11/2019

During the ARC+ visit to Mindelo, Cape Verde, on the island of São Vicente there is the opportunity to visit the neighbouring island, Santo... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Prizegiving Evening in Mindelo. 20/11/2019

Serenading participants down the pontoons and along the streets of Mindelo by drummers and Mendingas dancers, the procession lead everyone... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Welcome to Marina Mindelo. 17/11/2019

Marina Mindelo is a site to be seen! With most of the ARC+ fleet now arrived into, São Vicente, there is a hive of activity and sense of... Click here for more info..

A Swell Send-off for ARC+. 10/11/2019

It was a challenging start to leg one of ARC+ 2019 today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a large north easterly swell gave the boats a... Click here for more info..

Counting down to the ARC+ Start. 09/11/2019

With less than one day to go until the start of ARC+ 2019, the final countdown to departure from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is on. Over 400... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Participants visit beloved Spanish Navy training schooner. 09/11/2019

Today 47 ARC+ participants were lucky enough to visit the Spanish Navy training schooner, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, at the Gran Canaria... Click here for more info..

Safety demos for the ARC+. 07/11/2019

When is the best time to check out how your life raft deploys? Or to learn how flares are fired? The standard advice (and common sense might... Click here for more info..

What its like on an ARC Safety Check. 05/11/2019

One of the major appeals of joining an ocean going rally like the ARC is the added level of safety, something we at World Cruising take... Click here for more info..

Replanting Gran Canaria. 04/11/2019

A fantastic morning trip today up to the hills saw 40 of our ARC+ participants plant over 100 new trees on the hillside. The World Cruising... Click here for more info..

The ARC+ Social Programme Begins. 02/11/2019

Excitement is building day by day on the pontoons at Las Palmas Marina as preparations for ARC+ Saint Lucia and ARC+ Saint Vincent are now... Click here for more info..

The ARC Buzz Returns to Las Palmas! . 31/10/2019

Today saw the opening of the ARC+ Office in Las Palmas where the participants of the sixth ARC+ St. Lucia were met with a warm welcome by... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2020 - Entries Now Open!. 07/08/2019

      Join us in 2020Credited each year with introducing sailors to life-long cruising friends, ARC Portugal... Click here for more info..

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