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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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22/10/2014

Argalleiro - Argalleiro crew /CHILE

We are from Chile , ARGALLEIRO is  the only one boat from this far away country . Our crew are  five Chileans and one spanish friend .. all  good friends and my son , all used to sail in the Pacific Ocean .. We left the boat in Gran read more...

21/10/2014

Zulú - Día -34 Con Antonio, nuestro patrón

Ramón, Juan y el que suscribe acabamos de despedirnos de Antonio, nuestro patrón. Ha sido un encuentro muy agradable, fácil y sin misterios. Se diría que la sexentena que todos llevamosa la espalda produjera endocrinas muy domésticas y una read more...

20/10/2014

Juno - Westward Ho

The List is almost done, the engine has been serviced, the sails are back on, crew covers have been fitted over the gleaming white leather upholstery: finally its time to leave Palma. Looking back at the magnificent cathedral dominating the skyline read more...

19/10/2014

Louise - Blog 1 - Introduction

Hello, Louise is calling! I'm a Nauticat 43 from Denmark. At present I'm in Las Palmas with my crew Jan Kjaer and Carina Campen.For 11 years they have been talking about taking me to Caribien, and finally we are on our way  looking read more...

19/10/2014

Magelanus III - On the way...

Magelanus III left Lagos, Algarve on 14 September 2014, 1200. Fog was waiting for her just out there, as she left the Marina. The first leg of our adventure had just started... read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

I participated in ARC 2011 and it was such a great experience! Thank you so much for the perfect organization! I felt perfectly supported - it could not have been any better! It was fantastic!
Eva Fischer, sy Meltemi ARC 2011
It was the first time to across the Atlantic under the World Cruising roof. This was a superb event, not only for myself but for the whole (12 sailors) HASPA HAMBURG crew. The entire World Cruising organization felt like a protecting umbrella. It did not matter whether we were asking for technical or personal help, or any other organizational query, all of you were ready for effective help. And then the numerous 'come togethers'. We felt like being part of a large family with numerous happy (sailor) members living peacefully together and helping each other whenever necessary. What a wonderful world!! Our congratulations! Our conclusion: On the next occasion we will join ARC/any other World cruising event again. Many thanks, fair winds and lots of luck with all your future events.
George Christiansen, Haspa Hamburg ARC 2012


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