Race the Atlantic

£2,995 per person

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At least 14 nights

Book your berth on the Beneteau First 40 Carbon Edition for a transatlantic yacht race between the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Adrenaline, adventure and amazing seascapes are guaranteed and – as you might expect – previous sailing experience is a must . But so is the trip…

Trip Start: 19 November 2017

Trip End: Between 3 – 10 December 2017

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

Beneteau First 40 Carbon Edition

Vessel Length

40 feet

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Shared double cabins

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

£500 deposit required. Non refundable.

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • A place on the Beneteau First 40 Carbon Edition
  • Professional Skipper and First Mate
  • Team T-Shirt
  • Food, fuel, race entry and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear

Additional

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel to or from the boats

Practical Info

  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Extras

Pre-race requirements

The following is required to take part:

RYA Sea Survival

RYA First Aid

ISAF/Heavy Weather

Ideally have sailed with the sea school previously

Delivery legs

The school is running the following delivery legs on the way down to the ARC. It is recommended that participants join one or more of these legs to get comfortable with the boat and to get to know the crew. Please note that dates are provisional:

Leg 1: Ipswich to Falmouth (7 days) – 15th – 21st October

Leg 2: Falmouth to Portugal (7 days) – 22nd – 28th October

Leg 3: Portugal to Grand Canaria (7 days) – 29th October – 4th November

Delivery Legs – £895 each

Please enquire for more details on delivery legs.

No alcohol on the boat.

Travel to and from the boat not included.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Fly to Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Getting back

Fly back from St Lucia

Travel assistance

Need help booking travel and accommodation for your trip? We have teamed up with STA Travel. Their experts will assist you with all your travel requirements. Please enquire when booking.

ITINERARY

Race the Atlantic on the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Atlantic Ocean

Start: 28°8N 15°25W

Finish: 13°59N 61°1W”

Join: Gran Canaria.

Leave: St Lucia.

Race across the Atlantic Ocean on a Beneteau First 40 Carbon Edition.

The iconic Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) starts in Gran Canaria and finishes in Saint Lucia. In November, around 250 yachts will set sail from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria to participate in the world-renowned ARC. This is the biggest trans-ocean sailing event in the world and we are joined up for the racing division on board the year-old Beneteau First 40 Carbon Edition.

The ARC takes you across 2,700 miles of the Atlantic Ocean on the trade wind route intended to give optimum exciting downwind sailing. It is one of the most civilised yet exciting ways of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

It is an aspiration of most sailors – leaving the winter weather behind them in the UK to sail non-stop through the tropics. It is sure to be a very memorable moment of your life!

We are also offering the delivery passages from Ipswich, UK to Gran Canaria over three legs.

KIT LIST

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, one

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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LOCATION

“Highly recommended!”

Sara

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