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ARC Transatlantic Crossing
Apply to take part in the ARC transatlantic crossing and experience the beauty and community of racing across the ocean with 200 other yachts. Make friends and develop your sailing skills on this transatlantic ocean race.
Join a wonderful 70ft ketch for this Atlantic ocean crossing and take part in a unique sailing event that attracts sailors from across the world.
- Learn to sail, or improve your skills on the Atlantic, around the Canary Island, Cape Verde, and the Caribbean
- Sail the Atlantic Ocean – almost 3000nm
- Join a rally of more than 200 yachts
- Rum punch and chilled beer
- Falling asleep to the rhythms of the ocean
- Improve your sailing skills
- Parties for the kick-off, parties for the finish line, parties for a day well spent!
ARC takes advantage of the North East Trade Winds and travels across the tropics. It’s one of the most civilised ways to cross the Atlantic.
Expect a 2,700 mile crossing that most sailors only dream of. Sail non-stop through the tropics as you go from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean’s St. Lucia. The rally takes place in November, which allows you to leave behind the winter weather and those cold U.K. nights for what will certainly be one of the most memorable events of your life!
This ARC package comes with a six-day preparation as well as a training course which takes place in Gran Canaria and runs back to back with the ARC. You can expect the passage time to be as long as three weeks and as short as two weeks.
As with any serious adventure, this one comes with some pre-requisites. A minimum of 20 days yachting experience is essential. The training course prior to the race covers familiarisation, safety drills, navigation, ocean management, and more.
You’ll be well prepared and ready to go by the start day.
Day 1 – Arrival in Lanzarote. Arrival dinner and get to know each other evening
Day 2 – Sail Training Around the Canaries
Day 3 – Arrival in Las Palmas for the pre-race festivities
Day 4 – Pre-race festivities and race preparation
Day 5 – Last minute preparations and food provisions
Days 6 – 26 – Atlantic Rally Challenge
Day 27 – Arrival in St. Lucia
Day 28 – ARC Festivities
Day 29 – Feel free to spend a few days on board enjoying St. Lucia
This vessel is immensely safe and strong with the highest safety rating possible MCA Category 0. This means that she is built and equipped to sail anywhere in the world in any conditions. She has sailed round the world. She was specially chosen by the British Army for an expedition to Antarctica in 2001-2, and she has completed many seasons of UK-based sail training in all weathers. Through all this, she has kept crew members safe and secure on board, whatever the conditions at sea.
Her accommodation is laid out with a bunk style set up so don’t expect a cabin cruiser, a lot of our crew prefer this open plan layout instead of being cramped into a small cabin with someone you may not know. with her size there is always a quite spot to be found just to relax and enjoy the surroundings. She is designed to be sailed hard in any weather all over the world. The saloon is a great social area with plenty of seating large windows and a table big enough for everyone to sit round. This means that the whole team can have briefings together, discuss plans for the voyage, and have meals together. Everyone gets to know each other pretty quick and you soon become a valued part of the team.
Dates & Rates
The Atlantic Rally (ARC) 2018
Monday, 12th November 2018 Rubicon Marina , Las Palmas , Lanzarote
Founded by a passionate lifelong sailor, these guys are driven by a desire to offer exciting sailing adventures voyages to more exciting locations and challenging ocean environments. Life on board is all about discovery, learning, exploring and taking part. The trips they run are hands-on sailing adventures where everyone on board takes an active role in sailing and running the yacht.
ARC Transatlantic Crossing 2018
- Trip Code: AWA393
- Dates: various
- Price: from 3,995 GBP
- Depart: Canary Islands, Spain
- Arrive: St Lucia, Caribbean
- Length: 29 days
- Adventure: Make friends and develop your sailing skills on this ARC transatlantic crossing adventure