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24th November 2024 to 15th December 2024

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 2024 – First 47.7 ‘Kali’ – All German-speaking Entry

From £4225 per person

Deposit £1,500. Balance due 12wks before departure
Are you a fluent German speaker? Book your berth on a First 47.7 ‘Kali’ for a transatlantic yacht race between the Canary Islands and the Caribbean with this all-German-speaking ARC entry
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Pay a deposit of £1,500.00 per item
Suited to
Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
21
Vessel type
Beneteau First
Vessel length
47.7 ft
Skipper
Yes
Crew
8
Berth Style
Racing bunks
Insurance Required
Yes

Book your berth on this all-German-speaking ARC entry aboard a First 47.7 for a transatlantic yacht race between the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Adrenaline, adventure, and amazing seascapes are guaranteed.

ARC 2024 Rally Start Date: 24 November 2024 - Estimated End Date: 8-15 December 2024 (Finish date depends on weather conditions)

Price: £4,225 per person

Germanic ARC entry

Calling all fluent German speakers for this ARC entry where the official language onboard this First 47.7 will be German. Join this Swiss/German skipper who is leading an all-German speaking crew and is keen to open this entry to those who are fluent with nautical terminology in German. A limited number of crew places are available.

The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia. The event attracts a wide range of entrants who cross the Atlantic together, but have their own adventures.

Joining in Las Palmas you will spend a few days ahead of the race, based ashore, whilst you prepare the yacht for this transatlantic event. The ARC organisers offer several informative seminars ranging from provisioning to weather routing and safety demonstrations as well as several social events.

More than just a yacht race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore during pre-departure activities which are continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean under sail.

Why You'll Love This Trip

  • Join a team of like-minded sailors and embrace the true digital detox of crossing an ocean
  • Competing against over 250 other yachts, the busy atmosphere in Las Palmas in the days leading up to the start is truly electric
  • Racing as part of an all-German speaking crew you will be a fully-involved crew member on board this 47.7 yacht.
  • Stepping off the yacht after an intense couple of weeks at sea to be greeted by a steel pans and rum punch on the dock - and then relax in St. Lucia's tranquil surroundings

Who This Trip Is For

  • German speaking sailors who want to race across the Atlantic and are keen to contribute their skills to this small but competitive yacht crew
  • People looking to switch off from the "real world" and take on one of life's true adventures

 

Crew arrive: 17th November 2024, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Safety Brief, Training & Preparation: 18 to 22 November 2024, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Race Start:24th November 2024, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Race Finish:mid-December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

Berths: Ashore during the preparation period ahead of the race but sleeping on board can be arranged.

Sailing on this First 47.7 ‘Kali’, presents a unique opportunity for German-speaking sailors to take part in the ARC

This event is on many people’s bucket lists, offering extended time at sea and encounters with nature, like dolphins and shooting stars.

A comprehensive pre-race program is provided in the Canaries to ensure a cohesive and well-prepared crew. This includes onshore seminars (hosted by the ARC organizers, World Cruising), marina-based training, and practical on-the-water training focusing on safety, sail handling, spinnaker use, and downwind sailing techniques. All crew will also be involved in provisioning, stowage planning, and social events.

 

  • Professional Skipper
  • Food, fuel, race entry, and mooring fees
  • Skipper & Mate, food, crew kit, race entry
  • Accommodation when in port
  • Travel to or from the boat

HOW MUCH SAILING EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO JOIN THIS ADVENTURE?

Sailing across the Atlantic on any yacht is no small feat, but you’ll be surprised to learn that it’s not all about having lots of sailing experience. Mental strength often outweighs offshore experience and physical fitness. Life on board yachts can be busy, so all crew must be prepared to share living space and running chores with all other crew. When times get hard, everyone has to pull together to help finish the race, so a real team effort is required.

Physically, we require that all crew members have a good basic fitness level. The beauty of racing yachts is that to race efficiently; you need a broad church of skills and physical ability on board, so if some jobs leave you physically struggling, there will be other roles that you excel in.

Arguably, sailing ability is lowest on the priority list. As all safety training and race coaching is provided in the lead-up to the start, we ask that you have previously sailed some offshore and overnight passages.

If you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact the Kraken team.

 

First 47.7 ‘Kali’

Tick crossing the Atlantic Ocean off of your bucket list by joining our crew on the ARC.  The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers follows a route of approximately 2700 nautical miles from the Canary Islands to St.Lucia in the Caribbean in a journey of true adventure that few people do in their lifetime!

This epic rally takes advantage of the trade winds, making for a faster and more enjoyable crossing for cruising yachts. As a formal rally, boats can take advantage of a structured framework for making a transatlantic crossing, including safety checks, routing advice, and daily communication schedules.

Book your berth and discover why many sailors value the chance to experience life at sea for an extended period. Highlights will include not only the sailing but also the wildlife and raw nature encountered at sea. Often dolphins will accompany the yacht and shooting stars will guide your passage.

Specifications

Designer: Bruce Farr
Boat type: Beneteau First 47.7 Length (m): 12.60
Beam (m): 4,50
Draft (m): 2,31
Displacement (kgs): 11,500

Fly to Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Fly back from St Lucia

Crew arrive: 17th November 2024, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Safety Brief, Training & Preparation: 18 to 22 November 2024, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Race Start:24th November 2024, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Race Finish:mid-December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

Berths: Ashore during the preparation period ahead of the race but sleeping on board can be arranged.

Sailing on this First 47.7 ‘Kali’, presents a unique opportunity for German-speaking sailors to take part in the ARC

This event is on many people’s bucket lists, offering extended time at sea and encounters with nature, like dolphins and shooting stars.

A comprehensive pre-race program is provided in the Canaries to ensure a cohesive and well-prepared crew. This includes onshore seminars (hosted by the ARC organizers, World Cruising), marina-based training, and practical on-the-water training focusing on safety, sail handling, spinnaker use, and downwind sailing techniques. All crew will also be involved in provisioning, stowage planning, and social events.

 

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