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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Great Escape of Southampton - 14 23 310n 51 44 140w
LOG DAY 18- SPEEDRECORD Well, an excellent day of sailing,with less than 550nm to go, we are smashing them out ! It still feels we havethe ocean to ourselves as no sightings of any other vessels for over threedays. Ok so there is NOW a new speed read more...
Aditi - Day 17
Having got under headsail only in the early hours the wind built to 18-26kn Easterly so we are following our great circle route on 268 degs. The sea was a mess all day with a 10ft cross swell hitting us beam on. In the morning I got thrown out of read more...
Merlyn III - Getting closer and still rocking...
The Boat that rocks has taken on its own meaning on Merlyn lll – less musicand more motion as we ride the Atlantic rolling from side to side, as well ascontinuing to make positive forward progress to St Lucia, about 230 miles -around thirty hours read more...
George - 500 miles to go....Diver required?!
I am in shock this morning, last night we lost the propeller off the towed generator. For those who don't know what a towed generator is it is a rope with a propeller attached to it, the other end is attached to a alternator that generates read more...
A positive end to the first ARC+. 12/12/2013
ARC+ came to an official end tonight at the Royal by Rex Resorts in Rodney Bay, a very fitting venue for the finale of such a successful event. The... more info
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Unusual Weather Pattern Challenges 2013 ARC Fleet
Year to year, the dock-talk among ARC crew inevitably turns to the weather, and 2013 is certainly no different. And what’s on everyone’s mind this year is the variety of conditions that most crews have had to deal with. In fact, the 2013 ARC is turning into one of the most challenging years for weather in recent memory.... more info