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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Anika - BLOG 8
Thisblog has been delayed by difficulties with wifi and if I can send it today20th the end of the ARC is this evening at prize giving, the end ofan adventure and challenges ranging from where did we stow the chillies tosextant position fixes, read more...
Unsurprisingly there hasn’t really been any time to think of anything other than crossing the Atlantic, and all that it entails. Since we arrived we’ve been busy catching up with friends and enjoying the ARC activities (social drinking mostly), but read more...
Vagaris - Fruit & Veg
During our passage we ate very well, as food was quite important for morale and keeping us busy. Despite buying seemingly huge amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables (100 satsumas, 90 apples etc) we went through most of it. Before and after photos read more...
Antares - ARC 2014 - As we near the END
As Antares completes her task of keeping the eastern border of ARC safe from all intruders, we prepare for the final dash to the finish.We may be just a little later than we anticipated but light winds, no spinnaker and no diesel refuel stops along read more...
Sanuk - Snart framme
Nu har vi bara 30 sjömil kvar till mållinjen. Det ska bli skönt med en stilla båt. Alla kommer vingla omkring på fast mark ett tag men lite rom brukar styra till det.Tack för denna gångOlle read more...
First of all a big thanks to all ARC staff for the excellent work done, and an even bigger thanks to you for your efforts in getting it right, and for the chance you gave me and my crew to accomplish this once-in-the-lifetime adventure. For me it has been a dream come true, after a life of sailing and reading about ocean crossing. I am sure most participants feel the same way. Thanks a lot.
Fulvio Croce, Bulbo Matto ARC 2012
Before I left for Belgium I did not have a chance to thank you and the whole ARC Team for giving me the opportunity to accomplish one of my dreams. It has been a wonderful experience thanks to careful preparation using all the many tips and recommendations you supplied. In particular the various seminars in Las Palmas were extremely helpful to ensure a smooth passage.
Thank you for this highly professional organisation, thank you for the kindness of your team.
Bernard Coppens - Soledonna , ARC 2012
‘Knotty’ or Nice: ARC staff join in the Costume Party. 19/12/2014
The annual costume party in Saint Lucia is usually the biggest party of the week (save for tomorrow’s prizegiving), and last night’s was certainly... more info
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A Saint Lucian’s Glimpse of Las Palmas: WAVE FM's Mike Rogers
For twenty-plus years – ever since the ARC finish relocated from Barbados to Saint Lucia – Mike Rogers has been covering the rally locally. He works for Saint Lucia’s WAVE Radio, 94.5/93.7 as a popular DJ personality. For the first time in his two decades covering the event, Rogers got to experience the start in Las Palmas.
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