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ARC 2018 - Entries are now open!

Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in Saint Lucia. Entries are open: You can now join ARC 2018!

For full details, request an information pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements and will be sent to you be email. 

About ARC 2018

The 2018 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers will start from Las Palmas on 25 November 2018, following the traditional programme of pre-departure activities. The fleet will arrive in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer after the adventure of a lifetime and the final prize giving will be held in Rodney Bay on 22 December.

ARC+ Cape Verde 2018 will depart Las Palmas on Sunday 11 November 2018, and includes a 3 to 5 day stop-over in Mindelo, Sao Vicente, which lies 850nm south west of Gran Canaria. The island's latitude is right in the path of the trade wind belt, promising a great sail for the 2,150nm passage on to Saint Lucia, setting off from Mindelo on 21 November.

ARC+ will have a week long programme of activities in Las Palmas, including parties and preparation lectures, as well as an exciting social events programme in Cape Verdes and Saint Lucia. A separate prize giving party will wrap-up the fun on 12 December.

Request an information pack for full details

Prepare for the ARC with Ocean Cruising Forums and Seminars

We will be hosting our regular Ocean Cruising Forums - your chance to ask a panel of experienced skippers about to life at sea and preparing for the ARC and future bluewater cruising - in Southampton, UK and Annapolis, USA. The interactive discussions enable our panels of bluewater skippers and industry experts to share their knowledge and experienced earned from many thousands of ocean sailing miles in a relaxed and informal way.
  • Southampton, UK: Saturday 16 September starts at 10:00
  • Annapolis, MD, USA: Saturday 7 October starts at 09:00
  • Dusseldorf, Germany: Saturday 20 January, 10:00-12:00 - Save the date!
Full details of all our upcoming forums, and in-depth seminars at

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