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2nd April 2025 to 20th April 2025

World ARC 2024 & 2025: Leg 13 – Grenada to St. Lucia

From £6160.00 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12-wks before departure
A round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 NM. Following the classic trade winds route, the rally avoids regions of political instability, piracy and storm seasons.
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Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Individuals, Couples
Difficulty
Basic. The professional crew are on hand to teach all guest crew
Nights onboard
18
Vessel type
Oyster 56
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Bunk Twin cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is the largest trans-ocean sailing event in the world attracting over 200 boats of many different shapes and sizes. Join this round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 nautical miles. 

Several legs ranging from 18 to 40 nights from nights: February 2024 - April 2025

Price: £6,160.00 per person

World ARC is a round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 nautical miles. Following the classic trade-winds route, the rally avoids regions of political instability, piracy and the storm seasons in both hemispheres.

Leg 13: Grenada to St. Lucia – Date: 2 – 20 April 2025

World ARC Itinerary

 

Leg 13 – Grenada to St Lucia – 02 April to 20 April 2025

St George’s – Grenadines and St Vincent – Rodney Bay

Begin your trip in St. George’s, Grenada’s capital, and spend the next two days preparing for your journey. Take some time to explore St. George’s harbour and Carenage Harbour, and take in the colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early 18th century Fort George that stands guard at the harbour.

The island of St. Lucia is a sailing wonder known for its volcanic scenery and perfect diving conditions. Anchor off in the north end of Rodney Bay marina, St. Lucia, where you will end your trip and have a prize giving for the whole of the World Arc Trip. Unwind and join one of the street parties that happen every Friday, where the roads are closed off in Gros Islet town, the party takes over, and the tastes and sounds of the Caribbean escape.

Grenada is a chain of islands, rich with history and wonderful things to do. Spend the day at Grand Anse Beach in St. George Paris paired with some underwater diving, or go on a spice tour at Dougaldston Spice Estate and discover Grenada’s rich history with spices.

Sail to the Grenadines and the archipelago of the Tobago Cays and stop off to explore their beauty. Very few islands are inhabited, but the ones offer amazing scenery. In the southern Grenadines sit the Tobago Cays, five beautiful, uninhabited islands surrounding a clear lagoon just waiting for you to snorkel and swim in. Catch sight of some local turtles and amazing coral, or visit one of the beaches or cays the area is famous for.

St. Vincent is a volcanic island made up of submerged volcanic mountains. Explore the island on foot through one of the forest trails and see some of the native flora and fauna. On the island sits the 1,234-metre active volcano of La Soufrière, which has impacted the island’s history.

When sailing the west coast of St. Vincent, you will pass by the Pitons and Marigot Bay. The Pitons are two dormant mountainous volcanic peaks in St. Lucia, made up of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, taken in the World Heritage Site. Pass through Marigot Bay in St. Lucia, an idyllic bay famous for being a backdrop to a few Hollywood movies.

At the end of your trip, sail up to the north end of Rodney Bay for the World Arc prize-giving to celebrate the end of the adventure.

  • All meals aboard
  • All bedding including towels
  • All fuel and marina cost
  • Lifejackets
  • Your own cabin
  • Use of paddle Boards
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Daily Tuition
  • Meals Ashore
  • Sailing & Travel Insurance
  • Travel to and from Asante
  • Visas where required
  • Waterproof Clothing

Vessel

Oyster 56

is a 2007 Oyster 56  A luxury 57ft sailing yacht designed by Rob Humphries. The 56 is perhaps the quintessential Oyster design and was the undisputed class leader at this size for more than a decade.

The key to her success is her size; large enough for rapid ocean cruising and to accommodate her crew and guests in comfort and style when living aboard, but easy to handle.

A spacious deck layout, large secure cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising and there are plenty of places to relax on deck.

The interior arrangement provides 3 separate cabins for guests. There is one double cabin, and two twin cabins, one forward and one aft. There is a day head midships for use by all guests and the large bright saloon offers plenty of room for relaxing in comfort. All creature comforts can be found on board: heating, air conditioning and fully covered cockpit if it is cold.  The guests separate shower stall and quiet flush electric toilet makes it feel a little more like home.

The Oyster 56 is a proven performer, with many ocean crossings and circumnavigations to her credit. She has had class wins in the ARC and has also won Cruising Class 1 at Antigua Sailing Week, beating several more serious racing yachts. She is a superb sea boat and remains very well regarded by all her fortunate owners.

  • large secure cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising and there are plenty of places to relax on deck
  • Fully batten main sail
  • Electric main halyard
  • Furling genoa with electric furling system
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Storm jib
  • Electric winches
  • Full Spray hood and Bimini
  • Cockpit and deck cushions
  • AB rib with 25hp outboard engine
  • 2 Paddle boards
  • Snorkeling kits
  • Full safety equipment inline with MCA requirements for coded area of operation
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Drinks fridge
  • Ice Maker
  • Cockpit table fridge
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Coffee machine
  • Washing machine
  • Full air conditioning and heating to all cabins
  • TV in main saloon
  • Full suite of Raymarine navigation equipment
  • VHF Radio and two handheld radios
  • Timezero Navigation suite including routing
  • AIS
  • Satellite communications

Skipper/Owners

Step aboard! We would be delighted to welcome you onto one of our adventure sailing charters aboard Asante, our luxury yacht an Oyster 57ft.  For those who don’t want to stray far from home perhaps you may consider sailing with us around the East Coast of England or exploring the West Coast of Scotland with its beautiful islands.  Or can we lure you further afield?  Cross an ocean, explore the warm Caribbean or venture to remote Pacific islands.

Owned and operated by Ian & Fiona, we specialise in taking guest to some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. Footloose Sailing Adventures offers crewed charters that caters to all experience levels.  All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to get involved.

Ian who is the skipper is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor with over 120,000 nautical miles of worldwide sailing while Fiona is a Commercial Yachtmaster who also holds Ocean Yachtmaster and is always happy to share her enthusiasm for celestial navigation.  She too has sailed in many parts of the world and acts as the first mate. They both enjoy cooking – producing food from local ingredients wherever possible.  Ian & Fiona both love adventure, exploring new places and meeting new people. They allow their guest to be a part of the adventure in a relaxed informal way with an element of luxury.

World ARC Itinerary

 

Leg 13 – Grenada to St Lucia – 02 April to 20 April 2025

St George’s – Grenadines and St Vincent – Rodney Bay

Begin your trip in St. George’s, Grenada’s capital, and spend the next two days preparing for your journey. Take some time to explore St. George’s harbour and Carenage Harbour, and take in the colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early 18th century Fort George that stands guard at the harbour.

The island of St. Lucia is a sailing wonder known for its volcanic scenery and perfect diving conditions. Anchor off in the north end of Rodney Bay marina, St. Lucia, where you will end your trip and have a prize giving for the whole of the World Arc Trip. Unwind and join one of the street parties that happen every Friday, where the roads are closed off in Gros Islet town, the party takes over, and the tastes and sounds of the Caribbean escape.

Grenada is a chain of islands, rich with history and wonderful things to do. Spend the day at Grand Anse Beach in St. George Paris paired with some underwater diving, or go on a spice tour at Dougaldston Spice Estate and discover Grenada’s rich history with spices.

Sail to the Grenadines and the archipelago of the Tobago Cays and stop off to explore their beauty. Very few islands are inhabited, but the ones offer amazing scenery. In the southern Grenadines sit the Tobago Cays, five beautiful, uninhabited islands surrounding a clear lagoon just waiting for you to snorkel and swim in. Catch sight of some local turtles and amazing coral, or visit one of the beaches or cays the area is famous for.

St. Vincent is a volcanic island made up of submerged volcanic mountains. Explore the island on foot through one of the forest trails and see some of the native flora and fauna. On the island sits the 1,234-metre active volcano of La Soufrière, which has impacted the island’s history.

When sailing the west coast of St. Vincent, you will pass by the Pitons and Marigot Bay. The Pitons are two dormant mountainous volcanic peaks in St. Lucia, made up of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, taken in the World Heritage Site. Pass through Marigot Bay in St. Lucia, an idyllic bay famous for being a backdrop to a few Hollywood movies.

At the end of your trip, sail up to the north end of Rodney Bay for the World Arc prize-giving to celebrate the end of the adventure.