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The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for a great event, and most probably one of the best experiences of my life” Max Klink, yacht Caro (GER)


RALLY NEWS

ARC Late Starters make safe landfall in the Caribbean.
26/12/2017

On 23 December, S/Y CARIOCA put in to Martinique and then, early on Christmas morning, TRIMLEY MAID safely made landfall in St Lucia; the final yacht of ARC 2017 to finish their Atlantic Crossing.  A warm welcome was provided to TRIMLEY MAID's double-handed team of Grant and Gabriel by crews of other ARC yachts including Mad Monkey, Geronimo and other yachties.  Trimley Maid's... Click here for more info..

An emotional finale to ARC 2017.
17/12/2017

In an emotional evening focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 32nd edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the traditional ARC prize giving party on Saturday 16th December marked the end of the transatlantic sailing rally for another year. Held at the Johnson’s Center in Rodney Bay, the evening provided a rousing conclusion to the annual ARC, and a chance to... Click here for more info..

ARC arrivals roll in to town.
10/12/2017

Three weeks to the day since the ARC fleet slipped their lines in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a steel drum serenade is continually echoing around the docks of IGY Rodney Bay Marina. The initial trickle of arrivals has now become a constant stream, with the berths, bars, restaurants and marine services steadily filling up as ARC yachts flow in. Friends are reunited, families greet their loved... Click here for more info..
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25/12/2017

Trifon - Video is now on Vimeo

Share it with friends, or hop into your video settings to tweak your privacy settings or custom embed options, and do things like add music or captions and subtitles.  Your video ARC 2017 film is now ready to watch on Vimeo. Here's what else read more...

21/12/2017

Lothlorien - Damit haben wir nicht gerechnet!

Seit fast sechs Tagen bin ich nun schon wieder im kalten Deutschland und seit vier Tagen habe ich schon wieder im Büro am Schreibtisch gesessen. Die Atlantiküberquerung - die drei Wochen auf hoher See, als Wind und Wellen die größten Sorgen und read more...

17/12/2017

Shimna - Shimna ... Limps across the finishing line

At 21.09 on 15th December Shimna finally crossed the finishing line in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, 26 days after leaving Las Palmas.This has been a long slow and difficult passage with numerous technical problems starting a few hours after leaving Gran read more...

17/12/2017

Avel Biz - ARC 2017 prizegiving

Dimanche 17 décembre 2017 12h00 UTC 49°01 N 02°25 E   Bonjour La soirée de remise des prix de l'ARC 2017 a eu lieu hier soir à Rodney Bay. Nous n'étions pas sur place mais une équipière de NORXL nous a représenté. Il y a eu beaucoup de prix read more...

17/12/2017

Ellen - Final day 20

We docked at 17:17 local time. Everything has went well and we had a fantastic and fast spinnaker sailing the last day. We are so satisfied and happy with everything, the boat, our self and the ARC engagement. Looking forward to next ARC! read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.


Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014

On behalf of myself and my four crew I would like to thank you and all your team for making our time with ARC 2016 a mighty and most enjoyable experience. From the moment we arrived in Las Palmas till departure from Rodney Bay we were looked after so well by your team. All our problems/queries were dealt with in a most competent and satisfactory manner. It was a first class experience for all of us. I had always said that I would only do a trans Atlantic once however this has changed and I will hopefully do it again with ARC!


Nick Musgrave - SY Jasmine (IRL)






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ARC Ladies support Saint Lucia CDGC

The Atlantic Women 2017 journey began 3 years ago when Rotarian Konrad Wagner brought Petra Pavlisin to visit the Child Development and Guidance Centre. At that time Petra had a dream of participating in the annual ARC with a crew of women and raising funds for a charity in St Lucia. She specifically sought out a charity run by women and found CDGC thanks to the recommendation from Konrad.... more info


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