Book your berth on the Grand Soleil 50 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…
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, UK to Falmouth, UK (7 days) – 7th – 14th October
Leg 2: Falmouth, UK to A Coruña, Spain(7 days) – 14th – 21st October
Leg 3: A Coruña to Faro, Portugal (7 days) – 22nd October – 28th October
Leg 4: Faro, Portugal to Las Palmas (7 days) – 29th October – 5th Novmeber
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.
Crew arrive: 20th November 2019, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (18th Nov 2020)
Safety Brief: 21st November 2019, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (19th Nov 2020)
Training Day: 22nd November 2019, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (20th Nov 2020)
Race Start: 24th November 2019, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (22nd Nov 2020)
Race Finish: mid-December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
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 a newly refitted Grand Soleil 50.
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!
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.