£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 Book now
Beneteau First 40 Carbon Edition
Shared double cabins
Deposit and cancellation:
£500 deposit required. Non refundable. See deposit and cancellations policy
- 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
- Alcoholic drinks
- Travel to or from the boats
- Some sailing experience is required.
- A good level of fitness recommended.
The following is required to take part:
RYA Sea Survival
RYA First Aid
Ideally have sailed with the sea school previously
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)
Fly to Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Fly back from St Lucia
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.
Race the Atlantic on the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
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.
Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit
Sailing gloves – 2 sets
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)
A water bottle
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require
Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.