Entries are open - Sail with the ARC in 2024.
Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in the Caribbean
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.
Route choices for 2024:
Sailing via the Cape Verdes:
ARC+ will depart Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 10 November 2024, sailing to Mindelo, Sao Vincente, Cape Verde for a 4 to 6 day stopover before the restart on 22 November to Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. Popular with families, cruising couples and those keen to explore an extra island en route to the Caribbean, ARC+ is big on fun and promises great trade-wind sailing on the the two stage rally.
Sailing directly to Saint Lucia:
The ARC fleet of approximately 200 boats will start their Atlantic adventure on Sunday 24 November 2024 sailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria directly to Saint Lucia, spending 18-21 days at sea on the classic trade wind route. The ARC offers a two week pre-departure programme, fun competition for cruising sailors, or competitive racing, and a spectacular welcome in IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia.
Benefits of Joining the Rally
Most people join a World Cruising Club rally for the security and peace of mind of an organised event; for the camaraderie and friendship of a large group of like-minded people; and for the fun of sailing in a fleet of boats. It’s as much fun for experienced sailors as for those new to ocean sailing.
ARC participants benefit from a host of discounts and advice from World Cruising Club partners for a range of products and services. From clothing to insurance, charts to liferafts, and sails to satphones, the companies we work with know our rallies and requirements and will be happy to help you.
Each year, approximately 15 marinas offer substantial discounts to ARC participants; an average 45ft boat can save in excess of 30% on their berthing fees by planning their sail from Northern Europe to the Canaries to utilise the discounts available. On arrival, several boats comment that they have saved well over the entry fee in marina discounts alone, as well as meeting fellow ARC crews along the way.
How to Join the Rally
The first step is to request an information pack. This contains all the essential information to know before you book, full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements.
To sign up for the rally, please click here. After you have completed your entry and paid your boat fee, we will send you a confirmation email and receipt.
Due to restrictions of docking space, ARC+ has an upper limit of 125 hulls, and 225 for the ARC, after which we start a waiting list. In order to avoid disappointment, we recommend that entries should be made as soon as possible after entry opens.