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Piment Rouge first ARC+ boat arrives in Grenada. 02/12/2021

Congratulations to Pierre De Saint-Vincent’s Outremer 51 Piment Rouge (FRA) for taking line honours in the second leg of the ARC+ rally from Mindelo, Cape Verde. The new French multihull, sailed by a crew of six, crossed the finish line off Quarantine Point, St George’s, Grenada at 23:10:23 local time on Wednesday 1st December, completing their transatlantic crossing after 12 days at sea. Crossing the finish line after 2,424nm of sailing, there were loud cheers from the crew and music blasting out from on deck the boat to hail their arrival.The delighted crew were elated to be the first boat to finish and after crossing the line, made their way into the Carenage, the lively waterfront area which winds around the inner harbour, before being guided by Dock Master Joel into Camper... Click here for more info..

Yacht Charlotte Jane III abandoned after catastrophic steering failure. 01/12/2021

The five-man British crew of Charlotte Jane III were evacuated onto another ARC yacht today (01 December) after a catastrophic steering... Click here for more info..

Grenada ready to welcome the ARC+ fleet to pure shores. 30/11/2021

On 19 November the ARC+ 2021 fleet left Mindelo, Cape Verde bound for Grenada’s shores just over 2000nm miles away. Ten days on, the ARC... Click here for more info..

Breezing into week two for the ARC+ and ARC Fleets. 29/11/2021

As the second full week at sea begins for the ARC+ and ARC fleets, it’s a delight to read how crews are enjoying their time on the ocean in... Click here for more info..

Agecanonix – Tragedy at Sea. 28/11/2021

World Cruising Club are sad to report the death of crew member Max Delannoy on board the ARC yacht Agecanonix during the night of 26/27... Click here for more info..

Sails Across the Sea as the 36th ARC Departs Las Palmas. 21/11/2021

Cruisers, racers, and multihulls; sleek ocean racing machines alongside comfortable family cruisers; superyachts with professional crews,... Click here for more info..

High pressure as the ARC Start approaches. 20/11/2021

There’s a mix of excitement and slight apprehension with sailors around the docks today as everyone prepares for the departure of the ARC... Click here for more info..

Vox pops around the docks…. 19/11/2021

Thoughts from some of the crews in the 36th ARC, with less than 48 hours to go. On board almost every boat, there’s a bustle of... Click here for more info..

Farewell to Mindelo – ARC+ fleet head off to Grenada. 19/11/2021

After a warm welcome for the ARC+ fleet and an enjoyable few days in the Cape Verde Islands, skippers and crews on the 70 boats taking part... Click here for more info..

A hive of activity ahead of Sunday’s start. 17/11/2021

Four days until start day and the clock is ticking, so there’s a hive of activity around the docks as well as in the ARC shop and... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Prizes, Party and Peixe.... in Mindelo. 16/11/2021

The prizegiving for the first leg of ARC+ from Las Palmas to Mindelo was held yesterday evening in the historic fish market building. The... Click here for more info..

Sun, sea and Sextants. 15/11/2021

It’s been a perfect day here in Gran Canaria. The sun is out, the skies are blue and there’s a gentle breeze blowing. Perfect for a practice... Click here for more info..

Warm Welcomes for ARC+ in Mindelo. 15/11/2021

The majority of the ARC+ fleet are now safely docked at Marina Mindelo and are enjoying their time in the Cape Verde Islands following the... Click here for more info..

36th edition of the Atlantic rally for Cruisers declared ‘open’ at Flag Raising Ceremony . 14/11/2021

The sun shone and the sky was blue for the official ARC 2021 Flag Raising Ceremony which was held today to celebrate the 29 different... Click here for more info..

Children’s fun, crews arriving and docks filling up. 13/11/2021

With just over a week to go until the start of the ARC, the marina is really filling up with over 120 boats already here in Las Palmas... Click here for more info..

Piment Rouge first ARC+ boat arrives in Mindelo. 12/11/2021

With the first boat due to arrive in the early hours of Friday morning (12 Nov), the ARC+ yellowshirt team were ready and waiting to take... Click here for more info..

Ready to welcome the ARC+ fleet in Mindelo!. 11/11/2021

The ARC+ 2021 flag is now raised and flying high at Mindelo Marina in Cape Verde, with the rally team at the ready to welcome the fleet to... Click here for more info..

Safety demos and welcome to new arrivals. 11/11/2021

It’s getting busy around the docks here in Las Palmas and several more boats have arrived today, including Simon Morecroft’s Into the... Click here for more info..

Doubling up: workshops and rally life in full swing. 10/11/2021

The ARC is now in full swing in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as the third day of the programme began with a hive of activity on the docks and... Click here for more info..

ARC office opens in Las Palmas. 08/11/2021

The ARC yellowshirts were ready and waiting this morning to welcome an influx of rally participants as the ARC office ‘doors’ opened,... Click here for more info..