The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.
The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for a great event, and most probably one of the best experiences of my life” Max Klink, yacht Caro (GER)
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Webster - Log 19: From the ridiculous to the sublime
Monday 9th December: Position 14 54'N 39 45'W. Hitting the key to send yesterday's entry was a master stroke. At 0600 the wind turbine started making a very unfamiliar nose whirring away there - yes, wind!! Sails up and engine off at 0610 after read more...
Great Escape of Southampton - 14 20 250n 45 23 730w
Log Day 15 – The Chorizo Ultimatum... WIND!!!!! At last after several days of lightwinds, at dusk yesterday the long hoped for wind shift into the North Easttranspired. The spinnaker was put away and we began to beam reach directlytowards our read more...
Blue Ocean - Day 16: Steady progress
Day 16 is dawning on-board Blue Ocean though, in truth, I have long sincelost track of time. Vin and I spent almost a full hour the other day debatingwhat day it actually was. Our days are governed by the watch-keeping schedulesand cooking rota. read more...
Golondrina - Monday - Another quiet day at sea
So what's the difference between sailing really fast and being totally out of control? It's a fine line and today Hartshorn has been renamed 'Rodeo' Dave. For the non-sailors amongst you - when there's TOO much wind and TOO much sail up the boat read more...
Little & Large arrivals. 08/12/2013
Four more boats arrived into Rodney Bay Marina overnight on 7 December. The procession began with the arrival of Solar Blue, who crossed the line... more info
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