Here are a number of links that will take you to websites about this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). On Sunday, 8th November, over 60 yachts set sail from Gran Canaria for the Cape Verdes on the first stage of a 2,700 nautical mile voyage to St Lucia. Over 200 more yachts will depart from Gran Canaria on 22nd November at the beginning of a non-stop trade wind passage to St Lucia.
The Sailing Today article (last link) has a list of facts about this 30th year Celebration ARC Rally. it is interesting to note the the smallest boat has an overall length of 32 feet, and the average length is 45 feet 8 inches. 1,116 people will be taking part, 32 of them children, 16 years of age and under.
This sort of event is for gregarious sailors and perhaps the more heeled - very different in character and in spirit to the Jester Challenge* which is for solo sailors.
ARC World Cruising Club
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Daily Logs from Participating ARC Yachts
30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
StormForce Booking for ARC - £3,850 each + fights, transfers, and personal locator beacon
OnDeck ARC crewing experience from £3,000 - £3,550
Performance Yacht Charter - ARC Crewing from £3,000
Ready for the 2014 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia, Caribbean
Crews Gear Up for 30th ARC Event