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Finnish aim to tumble ARC Course Record. 20/11/2014

As soon as the start gun goes off on Sunday, the competition will be on for the first boat to arrive in Saint Lucia. There is one crew in particular sailing amongst the 28 boats racing under IRC in the ARC Racing Division who have a line honours victory firmly in their sights. The ARC continues to attract a good number of high profile racing professionals as well as amateur adventurers and none more so than those racing on the largest boat in the fleet, Mike Slade’s Farr 100, Leopard by Finland.It’s a diverse fleet in the Racing Division with the likes of Dragon world champion and bronze Olympic medallist, Ossie Stewart not being able to resist racing across with friends in his Dufour 45e, Island Girl and Andy Budgen’s Volvo 70, Monster Project returning with unfinished business having... Click here for more info..

Looking to warmer climes. 19/11/2014

As start day approaches, all minds are set on what's in store for the crossing ahead and today's seminar programme focussed crew's minds on... Click here for more info..

Meet the crews of ARC 2014. 17/11/2014

It’s week two of the ARC programme in Las Palmas and it’s all systems go. Every crew here has a story to tell about why they are sailing... Click here for more info..

Sailing veteran celebrates his 20th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. 15/11/2014

Although he is the oldest Skipper in ARC 2014, Manfred Kerstan from Berlin certainly doesn’t show it and is all set to enjoy his 20th ARC to... Click here for more info..

So why does ARC+ visit the Cape Verde Islands?. 14/11/2014

São Vicente is known as the Culutral Island of the Cape Verdean Archipelago. The port at Mindelo used to be busier but since its decline a... Click here for more info..

Introducing ARC crews to Vela Latina sailing. 11/11/2014

On Saturday 15 November, ARC crews have been invited to join local sailors from the city of Las Palmas to sail onboard traditional... Click here for more info..

LIVE Podcast: Billy Cullen's Gadgets. 11/11/2014

Bill Cullen, accomplished offshore sailor and crewmember aboard Serenity in this year's Caribbean 1500, guest-hosts the podcast to discuss... Click here for more info..

Take a Longer Look at Gran Canaria. 05/11/2014

With so many preparations before their Atlantic crossing, it's easy to get caught up with the boat jobs list and miss the many highlights of... Click here for more info..

Former USCG Rescue Swimmer on Offshore Safety. 31/10/2014

Mario Vittone, former USCG Rescue swimmer, spoke to the Caribbean 1500 rally this morning for a morning safety seminar prior to Sunday's... Click here for more info..

Tips for Crewing Offshore. 01/11/2014

As someone who is new to the offshore sailing world, I had many questions before going on my first offshore passage. What do I pack? How... Click here for more info..

Podcast: Offshore Weather. 26/10/2014

Click here for the direct download link.Andy discusses his way of getting and interpreting weather forecasts offshore, and why he thinks... Click here for more info..

Podcast Andy Schell & NPR's Scott Neuman Talk Sailing Books. 07/10/2014

NPR's Scott Neuman chats with Andy about their favorite books that they'd bring along to a desert island or on a long offshore passage. They... Click here for more info..

Podcast: Master Rigger Brion Toss. 01/10/2014

This is a must-listen for anyone thinking of going offshore sailing. Brion Toss, a guru of yacht rigging, talks about all sorts of technical... Click here for more info..

Podcast: Crossing Oceans with Kids. 19/09/2014

David & Isabelle share their classic story of a ten-year dream-turned-reality to take their kids cruising. A French-Canadian couple from... Click here for more info..

Paul & Sheryl Shard of 'Distant Shores TV' on the 59º North podcast. 14/05/2014

Carib 1500 event manager Andy Schell chatted with Paul & Sheryl Shard of the popular Distant Shores TV series from Bermuda. The Shard's... Click here for more info..

59º North Sailing Podcast with Farr Yacht Design. 01/05/2014

Episode 23 is Patrick Shaughnessy, President of Farr Yacht Design. Caribbean 1500 event manager Andy Schell spoke to Patrick in his office... Click here for more info..

Sailors encouraged to join project to track effects of climate change on the world’s oceans. 28/03/2014

Cruising sailors are being encouraged to take part in a unique global study, using a mobile phone app to record the effects of climate... Click here for more info..

Why do the Rally?. 20/12/2013

In it’s 27th year, the popularity of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has never been higher. 2013 marked the first-ever ARC+ rally, which saw... Click here for more info..

UPDATED: Breakages & Jury Rigs on the ARC Atlantic Crossing. 15/12/2013

Any Atlantic crossing is as much a test of boats and gear as it is a test of mental fortitude, and the 2013 ARC was no exception. There was... Click here for more info..

Unusual Weather Pattern Challenges 2013 ARC Fleet. 11/12/2013

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... Click here for more info..

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