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. 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.
ARC 2018 Itinerary
|Date||Details for ARC Gran Canaria - Saint Lucia Direct|
|12 Nov||ARC Office opens in Las Palmas|
|18 Nov||Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas|
|25 Nov||Start day!
12:45 Racing Divisions
13:00 Cruising Divisions
|13-18 Dec||Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay|
|21 Dec||ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time|
|22 Dec||Prize giving ceremony|