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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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Zulú - Dia -32

Los acontecimientos se aceleran al ritmo de nuestro propio pulso. Casi se puede olerse ya la brisa marina y, desde luego, se empieza a respirar ambiente de preparativos. Fernando ha visitado el Zulú en Las Palmas y, aunque está sometido a tareas de read more...


Reberth - First stop on the return journey!!

Hopefully by this time tomorrow we will be tied to a dock at Las Palmas Marina!!! As you can see from the photographs we have had a busy day watching dolphins and finding stray birds one hundred miles from land. The poor little thing looked read more...


Helen - Introduction

My name is Philip and I am the owner/skipper of sailing yacht Helen. I have been planning to do the ARC for so long that it is almost scary that it will actually happen very soon. I have given up most of my work roles and am really looking forward read more...


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...


Zulú - Dia -35

Comprobado que nuestro blog funciona bien, empezamos a alimentarlo con las noticias de los preparativos.Maite acaba de anunciar que unirá sus habilidades como dibujante a sus muchas otras como marinera. Esperamos disfrutar de sus trabajos en este read more...

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If you get a chance, just do it as it will be that once in a lifetime event you can look back at and say, "Wow, I
did that" with the loads of memories to go with it. Attending the ARC Guildford Seminar weekend and
the crewing on the delivery trip to Las Palmas added to the overall experience.
Tim Holbrook, crew of sy Alize 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

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