The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is a famous annual transatlantic event that is the largest Trans Ocean race of its kind in the world.
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) Race organisers ensure a high level of safety and also organise some great social events suitable for the whole family. The ARC yacht race takes you across 2700 miles of the Atlantic Ocean from the Canaries to the Caribbean on the trade wind route intended to give optimum exciting downwind sailing.
The build up in Las Palmas is is an experience in itself with hundreds of people all busy provisioning and preparing for the crossing. Attending training seminars and the great social events you get to meet other ARC participants from all over the world.
Arriving in Rodney Bay in St.Lucia is an incredible feeling having completed an Atlantic crossing, greeted by ARC staff with rum punches and cold beers!
We have partnered with our friends at Team Tigress to be able to bring you the unique opportunity to either charter the whole yacht or book a berth for next year’s ARC.
The start of the ARC race is in Las Palmas in the Canaries and the race fleet head west until they hit rum. It finishes in Rodney Bay in the idyllic Caribbean Island of St Lucia.
· Training dates: 18th to 19th November 2019
· Race start: 21st November 2019
· Approximate finish: Soon after the 4th of December
· Note- this race can take between 14 and 21 days to complete and we cannot predict an accurate ETA.
Why we love the ARC race
For first timers the ARC Race is definitely the challenge of a lifetime and nothing beats the sense of achievement of arriving at your destination after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Even for seasoned ocean warriors there is something amazing about being propelled across such a vast stretch of water by harnessing the power of nature. Offshore yacht racing is also about experiencing the powerful beauty of the nature, whether it be a serene sunset or a wild gale whipping the tops of towering waves. Or if you’re not into all that hippy sentiment then the satisfaction of being able to say “been there and got the T-shirt” is enough! Either way we’ve been doing this race a while and can say that nothing comes close to the feeling of that first celebratory drink on the dock upon arrival in St Lucia after two weeks at sea!