Join the Westbound Atlantic Rally, a 3 week transatlantic from Las Palmas to St Lucia, a rare opportunity to sail with yachts from across the world.
A voyage to sail across the Atlantic Ocean.
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 of sailing the southerly trade wind route.
Join this exceptional 51ft sailing yacht 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.
You’ll be one of eight guest crew on board a classically designed sailing yacht by Bruce Farr in Janneau style. It is a comfortable boat with 4 double cabins with their private bathrooms.
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
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. Expect 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 learning 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.
- accommodation on board in a shared cabin
- participation in ARC
- food and drinks for the crossing
- 3 nights before the start and 2 nights on board on arrival in St Lucia
- travel insurance
- Food isn’t included in the days before and after the rally but it will be possible to eat on board in those days
Accommodation for this voyage is on board a fully equipped 15 meters sailing yacht comprising of a spacious indoor saloon area offering plenty of space to relax in peace. From our well equipped galley kitchen, taking it in turns to prepare delicious food and drinks using fresh, local ingredients.
Other equipment and accessories:
A generator of 2kw, desalinator, VHF, Log, Nautical Wind Instrument, Autopilot, ECO, GPS, plotter, radar, SSB, AIS, EPIRB, Installation 12V, Installation 220V, round helm, water heater, 2 electric fridges, stereo, external speakers, external shower, external table, gangway, awning, external tender with motor, teak bridge
Sails and equipment: furling mainsail, Genoa furling, roll-up sling, Spinnaker with stocking
Onboard we like to enjoy good food and as this is an adventure everyone on board will take part in preparing food.
Who is this trip for?
Suitable for both experienced sailors wishing to experience the ARC or gain mileage at sea and more novice sailors wishing to learn how to sail.
These guys run fantastic sailing holidays in Sardinia, Aeolian, Balearics and the Caribbean on board a 52.2 Sun Odyssey. Or you can join for a transatlantic ocean crossing where their experienced skipper gets everyone involved in all aspects of life on board.
Sail ARC Atlantic Rally 2023
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