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Official ARC+ Welcome to St Lucia. 09/12/2018

The Harbor Club Hotel provided the perfect venue for the ARC+ Welcome party here in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. The recently opened hotel welcomed participants on the spectacular pool deck overlooking the fleet moored in the IGY Rodney Bay Marina. With a beautiful sunset providing a typically Caribbean backdrop, participants were welcomed by staff from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority to the poolside venue with two bars serving a selection of fruit and rum cocktails.The MC, Ernie, ensured a lively atmosphere and introduced Denise Barnes from the Harbor Club, who officially welcomed everybody to Saint Lucia and the hotel. Having only been open for a year Denise highlighted the Harbor Club’s many facilities to include five unique eateries from a quick, casual bite overlooking the marina... 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..

ARC+ Welcome Sundowner. 07/12/2018

With a beautiful sunset in the background over 250 participants come together to enjoy sundowners at the Boardwalk Bar located overlooking... Click here for more info..

Downwind all the way – The Kid takes line honours in ARC 2018. 06/12/2018

“Marvellous! Downwind all the way with the spinnaker” said Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Dick, the owner and skipper for The Kid, the first boat to... Click here for more info..

Swanning Around. 04/12/2018

Chasing across the Atlantic bow to stern, or should it be beak to tail, our two Swan 46’s – Rohkea and Gertha 5 - arrived into Rodney Bay,... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Fleet Starts Arriving in the Caribbean. 01/12/2018

Today Saint Lucia cheerfully welcomed the first arrival of the ARC+ fleet, X-Yacht X65 Nika after a fast 2100NM passage from... Click here for more info..

‘We could get used to this!’ A bed of roses on the Atlantic Ocean. 29/11/2018

Out on the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, crews on this year‘s ARC rally are happily munching down the miles towards the Caribbean. Leading... Click here for more info..

Farewell to Mindelo - see you again next year!. 25/11/2018

Lying as they do, on the cusp of the Atlantic tradewind route to the Caribbean, a call into Cape Verde is a popular option for offshore... Click here for more info..

Perfect cruising rally conditions for the start of ARC 2018. 25/11/2018

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

Countdown to the start of ARC 2018 . 23/11/2018

With only two days to go until the start of ARC 2018, there is a hive of activity on the pontoons down at the marina today. The return of... Click here for more info..

ARC+ St. Vincent in Mindelo. 23/11/2018

ARC+ St. Vincent arrivals in Mindelo are almost complete with only two yachts left to finish their passage. For those already berthed in... Click here for more info..

Seminars, Safety Demonstrations and A Night in Rio. 22/11/2018

The last couple of days has seen a busy schedule of ARC seminars sharing a wealth of knowledge with crews as they prepare for their Atlantic... Click here for more info..

ARC+ 2018 Sails Away from Mindelo. 21/11/2018

The ARC+ fleet got underway with very light winds today as they set out on Leg 2 from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia.... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Farewell and Prizegiving in the Cape Verde. 20/11/2018

The ARC+ Leg 1 Prize Giving was held yesterday evening at the old fish market in Mindelo which now serves as a Museu do Mar sharing the... Click here for more info..

Week two is hotting up in Las Palmas for ARC 2018 . 20/11/2018

There is a hive of activity around the marina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today. With the majority of all 174 boats taking part in this... Click here for more info..

Colourful Parade of National Flags opens ARC 2018. 18/11/2018

The majority of boats and crews taking part in the 33rd edition of the ARC – the world’s largest transocean rally for cruisers - have now... Click here for more info..

Growing the ARC Forest. 16/11/2018

Sailing allows us to travel long distances with relatively low carbon emissions, but the reality is that all yachts burn diesel for motive... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Cabo Verde. 16/11/2018

Cabo Verde Islands is a beautiful archipelago with 10 islands, 5 islets, and lies 500 NM from the West Coast of Africa, 860 NM from Gran... Click here for more info..

The first World ARC vessel to arrive at Richards Bay was Influencer. 15/11/2018

The first World ARC vessel to arrive at Richards Bay was Influencer, arriving at approximately 3:30am on Sunday the 11th of November to... Click here for more info..

The first ARC+ St. Vincent sets sail. 15/11/2018

The inaugural edition of ARC+ St. Vincent set sail today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria marking the second wave of boats in the 2018... Click here for more info..

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