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Saint Lucia Tourist Board announces the ARC programme. 02/12/2016

Throughout the next couple of weeks the Saint Lucia Tourist Board in conjunction with the IGY Rodney Bay Marina will host a number of activities that will entertain ARC participants and the general public alike in beautiful Saint Lucia - well worth crossing an ocean for!On Thursday, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board hosted a press conference to introduce the 2016 Calendar of Events to the general public, who are very much part of the wonderful welcome for ARC participants. The press conference was led by Executive Chairperson, Agnes Francis, as well as Minister of Tourism, Hon. Dominic Fedee who visited Las Palmas to wish ARC crews 'bon voyage', Sean Devaux, the General Manager of our hosts at IGY Marina, and Managing Director of World Cruising Club, Andrew Bishop.Beyond the well-established... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Arrivals reach Rodney Bay. 30/11/2016

ARC+ Rally Control and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board have begun to welcome the first arrivals of this year’s fleet into Rodney Bay Marina.... Click here for more info..

Record-Breaking Rambler arrives in Rodney Bay. 28/11/2016

It's been a nail-biting day at ARC Rally Control and for family, friends and followers watching this year's race leader close in on Rodney... Click here for more info..

Counting down to the first arrival - Will it be a record for Rambler 88?. 28/11/2016

Year after year, it is the welcome that boats sailing with the ARC receive that sets sailing with the rally apart from other ocean... Click here for more info..

Marking milestones with celebrations at sea. 25/11/2016

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with feasts and football, and Christmas shoppers hunt down Black Friday discount deals, the crews of ARC... Click here for more info..

Settling in to life at sea. 23/11/2016

After a gentle introduction to their Atlantic crossing, a swell time is being had on board the boats of ARC 2016. “We enjoyed a tremendous... Click here for more info..

Evacuation of five crew from ARC yacht NOAH. 23/11/2016

The five crew members of the yacht NOAH have been successfully evacuated from the BM39 yacht after it started to take on water today,... Click here for more info..

A classic start for ARC 2016. 20/11/2016

Following years and months of planning, two weeks of preparations and provisioning and final hours of farewells, the yachts taking part in... Click here for more info..

ARC Starts going live. 20/11/2016

On board videos from the ARC Committee Boat for the starts of ARC 2016.Cruising fleet - 13:00Racing Fleet - 12:45Multihull Fleet - 12:30 ... Click here for more info..

T-1: Countdown to the start. 19/11/2016

With less than one day to go until the start of the world’s largest transatlantic rally, participants are on countdown to departure from Las... Click here for more info..

The 27th Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Tortola. 18/11/2016

For the third time in six years, the Caribbean 1500 got off a day ahead of schedule to take advantage of a promising weather window to get... Click here for more info..

All Boats Have Completed Caribbean 1500 / ARC Bahamas 2016!. 18/11/2016

Passion Place pulled into Nanny Cay Marina last night to raucous applause, loud toots from the airhorn and a rowdy crowd lined up on the... Click here for more info..

Counting down to the ARC start. 18/11/2016

Departure day is looming for ARC Crews in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as the clock counts down to Sunday's start. The pontoons are bustling... Click here for more info..

Demo day for ARC crews. 17/11/2016

ARC Safety Demonstrations took place this morning on the northern breakwater of the marina then at the Club Varadero Maritimo swimming pool.... Click here for more info..

All aboard the fun bus!. 16/11/2016

The island tour has just left the marina with 50 of the crews in 2 buses set to see some of the delights of Tortola, the main island of the... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Farewell to Mindelo. 16/11/2016

ARC+ set sail early this afternoon from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands. A total of 62 ARC+ boats crossed a start line laid East to West... Click here for more info..

Die deutschsprachigen ARC-Boote. 16/11/2016

Auch dieses Jahr sind wieder zahlreiche deutsche Boote bei der ARC dabei. Die Namen und Bootstypen sind: ALBATROS (Oyster 82), AMOENITAS... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Prizegiving and last days in Mindelo. 15/11/2016

It has been a busy but extremely enjoyable and interesting ARC+ programme in Cape Verde islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão which... Click here for more info..

Welcome to the ARC University. 15/11/2016

We’re now on countdown to Sunday’s start and everyone is busy with final checks and boat preparations. Hundreds of crew members have flown... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500 Nanny Cay Update. 15/11/2016

Hi everyone!As I type, 27 boats have already lived to Nanny Cay, a very fast year! Andy and myself arrived with crew yesterday morning and... Click here for more info..