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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 yacht.The VHF crackled into life at 0400 hrs informing rally control that Zarya was due to cross the finish line shortly. At 0448 local time the transit line between St Vincent and Bequia was crossed giving Zarya line honours in the second ARC+ St Vincent Rally. They have travelled 2124.8 nautical miles since leaving Mindelo in Cape Verde on November 21st. The conditions were traditional trade winds all the way with the occasional squall in the last few days, with 10-15 knots of wind from the east north east at the finish. As Zarya has a draft greater than 2 meters they had to anchor in the bay outside the entrance until the local pilot could get on... 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..

ARC+ 2018 Wraps Up in Saint Lucia. 13/12/2018

In Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia last night crews from ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers gathered on the green of IGY Marina to mark... Click here for more info..

A Classic ARC Crossing. 11/12/2018

Wave after wave comes surging onto the Atlantic coast of Saint Lucia, pushed across the ocean by the constant trade winds, each wave... Click here for more info..

Good things come to those who wait - first ARC+ Saint Vincent Arrival. 08/12/2018

The team ashore at Blue Lagoon Marina in Saint Vincent have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first boats sailing the inaugural ARC+... Click here for more info..

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