Sail in the ARC from the Canaries to the Caribbean, on an epic adventure across the Atlantic Ocean.
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers: Finishing in the Carribean
To sail across the Atlantic Ocean is a dream for so many people and there are few better ways to do it than as part of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. Sail in the warm trade winds just north of the Equator to catch a beautiful downwind sail all the way to the Caribbean, sometimes all alone and other times with other yachts in the fleet passing by on the horizon.
Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean is a serious business and you’ll truly appreciate the safety and security of experiencing it with a small group in a Clipper 60, regarded as one of the best and safest ocean going yachts ever built.
End the adventure with some cruising around the Caribbean and time to join the infamous ARC parties. Now that’s the perfect way to finish crossing an ocean!
NO PREVIOUS SAILING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. FULL TUITION GIVEN.
• Sail in the ARC from the Canaries to the Caribbean
• 200 yachts and 1,500 people all coming together for one amazing event
• Make a full Atlantic crossing under sail
• The famous ARC social events before and after the rally.
• Make the crossing on a Clipper 60 – one of the finest and safest ocean going yachts ever built
• Cruising in the Caribbean at the end (included in package)
• Expert tuition and guidance all the all the way. You are fully involved as crew.
Why you'll love this adventure
- Perfect for solo travellers, couples or friends
- Spot whales and dolphins
- Be part of an ocean crossing race
- Learn from experienced sailing instructors
19 November 2021
11 December 2021
Please request full details for the itinerary which includes time to enjoy pre-ARC parties and soak up the warm sun of Gran Canaria, get your head around the basics of sailing, spend around 17 days at sea crossing the Atlantic Ocean and time at the end to explore the Caribbean and some R&R in St Lucia
• All ARC entry fees.
• Top quality foul weather clothing to keep you dry in any conditions.
• Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.
• Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.
• All on-board food and snacks.
• Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.
• RYA sailing qualifications where applicable.
• Your travel to and from the start and end points.
• Travel insurance (see our travel insurance page here)
• Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route.
• Any meals you eat ashore.
The yacht itself is an expedition yacht that was previously a round the world race boat. The accommodation on the yacht is comfortable, warm and spacious. Each bunk is 6′ 7″ long and has its own USB charger and light. Sleeping is in one 8 berth cabin. There are two toilets, a shower, hot water and lots of food!
We eat very well on board and we will take as much fresh fruit and veg as we can. Ocean sailing is an exercise in using food creatively but you can expert lovely warm meals, as much as you can eat, freshly baked bread and more. We can cater for most diets and have loads of veggies on board. If you have any severe allergies you must check with us before booking.
Who is this trip for?
These adventure sailing holidays are open to everyone aged 18 years and over. If you are aged 70 or over, or have any concerns about your health, the operator will ask that you get a doctor’s note before booking. This is just to make as certain as possible that you will be okay out on the water.
Although this trip is open to beginners, we recommend that you have some sailing experience before, even if it is just an introductory weekend. This will enable you to be confident that a prolonged passage at sea is something that you will enjoy.
This trip meets the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean for a qualifying passage, so long as you are a watch leader. If you wish to join as a watch leader, you must meet specific criteria. Please request full details.
There are only three watch leaders spaces available
Do I need experience?
No previous sailing experience is required.
Do people come alone?
Almost everyone comes alone. Couples and groups are very welcome and we do get them. On the whole, however, most crew join solo and so if you are coming alone, you will be one of the crowd!
How many people are on board?
Except in exceptional circumstances, we limit the crew size to 9 plus two instructors. This means that there are enough people to sale the boat safely, but you will still have lots of time helming, navigating, trimming sails and such like.
Is this a sailing holiday?
Absolutely. First and foremost, we are here to ensure everyone has an amazing time. Sailing is bout having fun, experiencing nature at its most majestic and gently pushing yourself to try and learn new things. Voyages are a unique mix of sailing and training, and you will get far more involvement and training than on any other sailing holiday you may try!
Who else joins?
We have a remarkably similar group of people who join all our trips. They come from all around the world, are an even mix of men and women and with an average age of 35-65. As we said above, most come alone and experience varies from none at all to Yachtmaster. Most of the crew would describe themselves as having a rusty Day Skipper.
We love this sailing company’s ethos – to help people do three things: sail, train and explore. They are passionate about enabling people to experience life out on the open ocean, building sailing skills and exploring some beautiful countries. After years of training people to become professional sailors, and having covered thousands of miles between them, the company Founders realised that so many people had dreamt of setting off across an ocean, but hadn’t the skills, the boat or crew to make those dreams come true.
The company now runs expeditions on a specialised 60’ yacht to some of the most exciting places out there – often largely inaccessible from land. With no previous sailing experience required, the two instructors will guide you every step of the way as you develop your sailing skills, maybe even earning an RYA qualification during the week. Exploring on land as they go is just as important and the bikes and a kayak mean you can head off and enjoy everything there is to see along the route.
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