The ARC, the biggest and best of ocean rallies by far, has brought together very many wonderful people, each with unique stories, sailing on boats of many shapes and sizes.
Within 264 pages of this new book, you will read of challenge and achievements, joy and despair, triumph and tragedy, over thirty years of Atlantic sailing. How the vision of one man opened up ocean sailing to amateur mariners, and how many people since have developed that vision to bring an otherwise unobtainable experience to literally thousands of people of all ages and from every walk of life.
How did it all start? Why Las Palmas? Why November? Which boats take part? These are just some of the essential elements of the ARC described in detail. Changes in technology, weather forecasting and boats have all had an impact of how the ARC has developed since 1986. What has not changed are the sailors of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds who come together to form each unique ARC. Their stories and adventures are inspirational.
As well as history and adventures over the years, the book also contains a compendium of all the participating boats, owners and years. Achievements such as record crossings and the annual Spirit of the ARC Awards are listed in full.
Published to mark thirty years of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.
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