Join the Westbound Atlantic Rally, a 3 week race from Las Palmas to St Lucia, a rare opportunity to race with yachts from across the world.
The Atlantic Rally. Of those people who have dreamt, planned or actually crossed an ocean there are still only a few who will have experienced that special feeling the great explorers felt whilst sailing the southerly trade wind route. Join us on the 22nd November to race across the Atlantic to Rodney Bay in St Lucia. Setting sail from Las Palmas the voyage to St Lucia takes around 3 weeks to complete, although if the North-East Trade Winds behave you can expect it to take around 14 days.
The amazing atmosphere in Las Palmas builds as start day approaches. Yachts flying flags from all over the world converge on Las Palmas marina in the days running up to the start. There are seminars, talks, safety kit demonstrations plus lots of parties all organised by the race organisers.
It will get hotter and hotter the closer you get to the Caribbean and you will arrive in St Lucia perfectly acclimatised to a warm tropical Caribbean welcome. And parties! Lots of parties’ Caribbean style.
Experience the big deep blue ocean close up, a 360-degree horizon for about two weeks! dolphins, maybe a whale or two, sunrises, sunsets, occasionally another boat. You will meet some kindred spirits and likely forge friendships that will last long past the voyage. You will log about 2700nm and get some great ocean sailing experience.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean
8 plus crew
Explorer, Sailing, Yacht Racing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller