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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..

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..

An Ocean Classic Gets Underway. 24/11/2019

A great adventure has now begun for over a thousand sailors from fifty-three nations who departed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today to cross... Click here for more info..

Less than 48 Hours until the ARC Start!. 22/11/2019

With the ARC start now less than 48 hours away participants are beginning to switch gears focus on the last stage of preparations. While the... Click here for more info..

From Costume Party to Safety demos, a Busy 24 Hours in Las Palmas!. 21/11/2019

The past twenty four hours in Las Palmas have been a busy one for both participants and yellow shirts alike. Last night a Raymarine... 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..

It's the final countdown.... 20/11/2019

The countdown is on before the ARC fleet departs Las Palmas and  skippers and crew alike are getting stuck into final preparations.... 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..

World ARC 2019-20 in South Africa. 19/11/2019

With Babsea arrived today in Richards Bay all yachts are now safely berthed at Zululand Yacht Club. The first World ARC vessel to arrive was... 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..

ARC 2019 Opens with lively national flag parade. 17/11/2019

With the majority of boats now docked in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and crews busy making preparations for their 2,700 nm Atlantic ahead of... Click here for more info..

An Ocean Sailing Masterclass. 14/11/2019

Day One of the ARC seminar programme kicked off today with a packed room of enthusiastic ARC sailors keen to listen to the experts in ocean... Click here for more info..

ARC Program Kicks Off in Las Palmas. 11/11/2019

Whilst the first of the ARC+ boats are expected to arrive in Mindelo, Cape Verdes on Thursday evening, here in Las Palmas, the start of a... 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..

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