Atlantic Rally

Atlantic Rally (ARC)

Duration: 21 days
From: £4,995.00

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.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Follow the route of great explorers sailing the southerly trade winds
  • Suitable for all sailing abilities
  • Meet likeminded people and make friends for life
Start
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Finish
Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean
Trip Duration
21 Days
Group Size
8 plus crew
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Explorer, Sailing, Yacht Racing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Sunday

22 November 2020

Friday

13 December 2019

Itinerary

A race across the Atlantic from the Canaries to St Lucia for sailors of all abilities, with partying thrown in once you reach the Caribbean. It is an incredible spectacle with so many yachts so close to together. Pretty soon, however, the fleet spreads out and we can expect to find ourselves in the front quarter of the fleet most of the way. You will be tested and pushed just hard enough to have fun and overtake a fellow competitor. This is racing combined with fun and having a wonderful sail across the Atlantic Ocean. The journey is expected to take around 17 days, in total although you may get there quicker or slower, depending on the winds and weather at the time. You will experience the magic of life on the ocean and will soon become proficient with all aspects of ocean sailing. There may be lessons on sail repair, splicing, diesel engines, celestial navigation, spinnaker work and who knows what else. There will also be lots of time for you to rest, read, contemplate.

What's included

Please make an inquiry for full details.

Please make an enquiry for full details.

 

Trip notes

£4,995.00 + £6.60 Fees
18 Years

Accommodation for this voyage is on board a fully equipped 90 foot (27.3 meters) sailing yacht comprising of a spacious indoor saloon area offering plenty of space to relax in peace, watch movies or read. From our fully equipped galley kitchen, taking it in turns to  prepare delicious food and drinks using fresh, local ingredients. For further comfort, air conditioning is available throughout the yacht.

Up on deck

The stunning exterior of the boat has a beautiful teak deck which is ideal for morning yoga, soaking up the sun or dozing under the shade of the sail. There’s a large swimming platform at the stern for water-based activities which includes; stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking and snorkeling. A relaxing central seating area offers a very comfortable and shaded spot for taking meals, discussing the day’s agenda and for admiring the breathtaking views when we are under sail.

With so much space on board, you’ll quickly find your favourite place to chill.

 

Leisure equipment & boat toys on board

  • Stand up paddleboards (SUP) x2
  • Kayaks x2
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • Tender – 50HP, 4.5 meters
  • Yoga mats

Yacht Specifications

  • Length 89’4 ft
  • Beam 21.7 ft
  • Draft 9.8 ft
  • Engine Mercedes OM423 HP
  • Speed 10-12 knots
  • Built by Dubbel & Jesse.  Naval Architect Uwe Dúbbel.  Interior Design Rainer Kinder

 

Onboard we like to enjoy good food and as this is an adventure everyone on board will take part in preparing food. Accommodation is on a half-board basis

Suitable for both experienced sailors wishing to experience the ARC or gain mileage at sea and novice sailors wishing to learn how to sail. Anybody interested in Astro navigation.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • [email protected]

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