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November 9, 2020
December 19, 2020

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers


Total days:41Racing days: 41

Team level

Еxperienced, Professionals

Activity level


Event Language

English, Russian
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
About event

Start:Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

Finish:St Lucia

Проводится ежегодно с 1986 года.

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Every November since 1986 the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has set sail from Las Palmas, bound westward across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Bringing together yachts from all over the world, the fleet gathers in Las Palmas Marina in the heart of the port city.

The ARC is a ‘must-do’ for many sailors and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats, and modest boats. Regardless of your level of training and sailing experience, you can take part in this amazing event. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.

Events schedule

  • Nov 9, 2020

    ARC Office opens in Las Palmas

    15/11/2020 — Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas

  • Nov 22, 2020

    Start day!

    12:00 Multihulls

    12:15 Racing Divisions

    12:30 Cruising Divisions

  • Dec 10, 2020

    Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay

  • Dec 18, 2020

    ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time

  • Dec 19, 2020

    Prize giving ceremony


Saint Lucia and Beyond There is so much to do on Saint Lucia that many yachts stay on the Island for Christmas, enjoying the warm Saint Lucian hospitality and beautiful island (and the rum punches...). many ARC boats continue their Caribbean cruising in small groups, often meeting other ARC friends in Caribbean anchorages. Every boat is welcomed to Rodney Bay Marina with rum punches, fresh fruit and chilled beer. No matter what time of day or night, the welcome party will be ready for you!


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