Check 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.
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. It is a rally that is more about the experience but there is also a racing division.
The ARC takes sailors 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, which is an aspiration of most sailors.
Leaving the winter weather behind them in the UK to sail non-stop to the tropics, is sure to be a very memorable moment in your life!
An Atlantic crossing is a tangible way to put one’s abilities to the test and accomplish something truly noteworthy. For first-timers, the ARC will definitely be the challenge of a lifetime and nothing beats the sense of achievement of arriving at your destination after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
However, even for seasoned ocean warriors, something is amazing about being propelled across such a vast stretch of water by harnessing the power of nature. Offshore yacht racing is also about experiencing the powerful beauty of nature, whether it be a serene sunset or a wild gale whipping the tops of towering waves.