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Friends Reunited. 03/12/2022

Friends ReunitedSeventy boats have now finished their ARC+ Atlantic crossing from Cape Verde to Grenada, including two more family boats: Anni and Emilie VII; both from Norway. With 36 children under the age of 16 sailing on 18 different boats, the young sailors have made many friends on different boats throughout the fleet. Eight year-old Agnes Rasmussen and sister Klara (10) were delighted to see their Norwegian friends waiving and smiling at them as they arrived on the dock this morning. Once their parents had moored up the Hanse 371, they excitedly jumped onto the dock and gave their waiting playmates a huge hug. “It’s been a long time on the ocean”, said a smiling Klara; obviously glad to be on dry land and to see her buddies again. They will be looking forward to a swim in the... Click here for more info..

First Over the Line Celebrations for ARC 2022. 03/12/2022

Reaching the shores of Saint Lucia in just 11 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes and 26 seconds it was the Marsaudon ORC 50 Malolo and her crew of 6... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Saint Lucia ARC 2022. 02/12/2022

November has seen some near-perfect trade wind conditions across the mid-Atlantic for the 37th edition of the ARC which has meant a fast... Click here for more info..

Dockside welcome as boats stream into Grenada. 30/11/2022

Fourteen boats have now arrived in Grenada after their 2,200nm crossing from Mindelo, Cape Verde. The ARC Plus rally is starting to make its... Click here for more info..

Life on the ocean waves for the crews of ARC 2022. 29/11/2022

Following the emotional departure of the ARC fleet from Las Palmas Marina over a week ago to a cacophony of music, horns and farewell... Click here for more info..

First Arrivals in Grenada. 28/11/2022

The arrival of the ARC+ fleet has begun in Camper and Nicholson Port Louis Marina Grenada in an exciting fashion. The first yacht across the... Click here for more info..

Final destination - The Spice Island of the Caribbean, Grenada. 27/11/2022

The ARC+ fleet is in the second half of their transatlantic adventure, having left Mindelo in the Cape Verde islands just less than 10 days... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Update – Alika (GBR) Oyster 675. 22/11/2022

Early in the morning of Monday 21 November, ARC+ Rally Control was notified of serious injuries to two crew on board the yacht Alika,... Click here for more info..

Classic trades with a lively start for ARC 2022. 20/11/2022

It was an exciting start to the 37th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) today, Sunday 20 November, from Las Palmas de Gran... Click here for more info..

Skippers focus on start day. 19/11/2022

ARC Weatherman Chris Tibbs has forecast a classic trade wind passage for ARC 2022, but with a lively start, as a lingering cold front... Click here for more info..

A hive of activity ahead of Sunday’s start. 18/11/2022

With less than two days to go until start day, the clock is ticking and there’s a hive of activity around the docks and marina. Most crew... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Sailors Depart Cape Verde. 18/11/2022

Orchestrating the departure of such a high number of boats in a two hour timeframe has it’s challenges, but the fleet left Marina Mindelo... Click here for more info..

Seminars, Safety and the Seventies!. 17/11/2022

Las Palmas Marina continues to buzz with activity as the ARC start on Sunday nears, with the jobs list steadily getting smaller for crews... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Leg 1 Prizegiving a Huge Success. 16/11/2022

All crews were welcomed with some fruit punch and canapés, and very soon conversation was flowing, the band was playing and speculation was... Click here for more info..

Focusing on Preparations for Departure. 15/11/2022

As we move into week two of the pre-departure programme for ARC 2022 in Las Palmas, there is a sharp focus amongst the crews on preparations... Click here for more info..

Week two countdown and ARC preparations. 14/11/2022

Participants woke to blue skies and near perfect conditions here in Gran Canaria at the start of the second week of the 37th ARC. There’s a... Click here for more info..

Opening Ceremony of ARC 2022 - One week to go!. 13/11/2022

Marking the final countdown to the start of ARC 2022 on Sunday 20 November, a colourful Opening Ceremony parade was held today in Las Palmas... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2022-23 in South Africa. 13/11/2022

With Island Wanderer and Amazing Grace arrived Friday in Richards Bay all yachts are now safely berthed at Zululand Yacht Club.The first... Click here for more info..

Wahoo! ARC+ Crews love sustainably caught fish!. 12/11/2022

How fresh is your fish? How sustainable is the fish you eat? The crews from ‘Sipi’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Karyato’ talk Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna... Click here for more info..

ARC 2022 social programme and kids club underway. 12/11/2022

Each day brings more boats to the pontoons, crew arriving and excitement is building. Over 100 boats have arrived and checked in, safety... Click here for more info..