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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – Las Palmas to St. Lucia OffShore Races Training

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Event date: 21/11/2021
  • Event end: 18/12/2021
  • When: OCT-DEC
  • Duration: 3 weeks

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Every November since 1986 the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has set sail from Las Palmas, bound 2,700 nautical miles westward across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has been the benchmark for those wishing to complete a transatlantic voyage. Thousands have successfully made the passage since then and in the process had a fantastic experience developing their sailing skills, racing or cruising down one of the world’s most famous trading routes and no doubt meeting new friends and crewmates along the way.

“This is the Classic Transat Route..once completed all of the world’s oceans become frontiers to be explored & enjoyed”

Crossing the Atlantic is a tipping point for most sailors – once completed all areas of the world’s oceans suddenly become possible frontiers to be explored and enjoyed. As with any event, our intention is to teach as much about ocean voyaging and seamanship as we can- what is exciting about the Transat is that a prolonged period of tuition is available allowing everyone on board to get to grips with all aspects of the boat.

You will have plenty of opportunities to experience the higher speeds and quicker transit time associated with this kind of performance vessels. We ask all crew to bear in mind though that safety and not speed is our primary concern.

What you can expect of the ARC?

  • A world-famous international sailing event
  • Depart Gran Canaria
  • Competing in the racing division
  • Roughly 2700 miles to sail
  • You are part of the watch system
  • Warm trade winds from the North-East
  • Spotting whales
  • Catching flying fish
  • 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!
  • Enjoy the culture, cuisine, and music in St. Lucia

ARC-Atlantic Rally for Cruisers November 2021

Bringing together yachts from all over the world, the fleet gathers in Las Palmas Marina in the heart of the port city.

Date Details for ARC Gran Canaria – Saint Lucia Direct
8 Nov ARC Office opens in Las Palmas and shore activities start
14 Nov Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
21 Nov Start day!
12:00 Multihulls
12:15 Racing Divisions
13:00 Cruising Divisions
9-14 Dec Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay
17 Dec ARC finish line St.Lucia closes, 12:00 local time
18 Dec Prize giving ceremony

Saint Lucia and Beyond

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!

Sample ARC Activities in Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia Tourism Authority welcome party
  • Anse La Raye Fish Fry
  • Live music at the Boardwalk
  • Tree planting excursion
  • Marina manager’s cocktail party
  • ARC lectures – Caribbean cruising
  • ARC prize-giving ceremony

This trip gives you the opportunity to sail this Volvo 70 in the environment she was made for. Green Dragon, E1 and Ocean Breeze are available for berth bookings or as a whole boat charter.

Itinerary Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Green Dragon 2021

  • Crew arrive: 4 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Safety Brief: 5 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Training Days: 5, 6 & 7 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Day-off: 8 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Start: 9 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Finish: approximately 10 days later

The training can be adjusted for a whole boat charter.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Home of the ARC since 1986
  • Vibrant and exciting city
  • Good facilities for visiting yachts

Gran Canaria

www.grancanaria.com

www.lpavisit.com/en

Finish:  Saint Lucia

  • Major tourist destination
  • Excellent flight connections
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery

 

St.Lucia

www.stlucia.org/atlantic-rally-for-cruisers/

IGY Rodney Bay Marina

  • Destination for the ARC
  • Full service marina
  • Close to beaches and hotels


www.igymarinas.com

Pre-Start Isolation Period ARC

These will involve requirements that the crew should form a bubble (or unit) a minimum of 7 days, but preferably 14 days, before the start of the Atlantic crossing, working and living together for the period. All ARC crew must join their yacht a minimum of seven days before their start date.

Travel Wisely

Please travel well informed, and make sure you follow the government guidelines of every specific country about COVID-19. Many countries have changed access restrictions due to COVID-19. Please confirm the entry requirements before booking. We are not responsible for any problems you might encounter while travelling. Check the COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map

Entry regulations on the Canaries

Since 1st July 2020 it is necessary to complete an online FCS Health Control Form in the Spain Travel Health Portal,

A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

This can also be done with the cost-free SpTH-App via Apple or Google

Boats
Program ARC Nov 2021

ARC-Atlantic Rally for Cruisers November 2021

Bringing together yachts from all over the world, the fleet gathers in Las Palmas Marina in the heart of the port city.

Date Details for ARC Gran Canaria – Saint Lucia Direct
8 Nov ARC Office opens in Las Palmas and shore activities start
14 Nov Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
21 Nov Start day!
12:00 Multihulls
12:15 Racing Divisions
13:00 Cruising Divisions
9-14 Dec Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay
17 Dec ARC finish line St.Lucia closes, 12:00 local time
18 Dec Prize giving ceremony

Saint Lucia and Beyond

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!

Sample ARC Activities in Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia Tourism Authority welcome party
  • Anse La Raye Fish Fry
  • Live music at the Boardwalk
  • Tree planting excursion
  • Marina manager’s cocktail party
  • ARC lectures – Caribbean cruising
  • ARC prize-giving ceremony
Program ARC Jan 2022 Volvo 70's E1, GD, OB

This trip gives you the opportunity to sail this Volvo 70 in the environment she was made for. Green Dragon, E1 and Ocean Breeze are available for berth bookings or as a whole boat charter.

Itinerary Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Green Dragon 2021

  • Crew arrive: 4 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Safety Brief: 5 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Training Days: 5, 6 & 7 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Day-off: 8 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Start: 9 January 2022, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Finish: approximately 10 days later

The training can be adjusted for a whole boat charter.

Tips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Home of the ARC since 1986
  • Vibrant and exciting city
  • Good facilities for visiting yachts

Gran Canaria

www.grancanaria.com

www.lpavisit.com/en

Finish:  Saint Lucia

  • Major tourist destination
  • Excellent flight connections
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery

 

St.Lucia

www.stlucia.org/atlantic-rally-for-cruisers/

IGY Rodney Bay Marina

  • Destination for the ARC
  • Full service marina
  • Close to beaches and hotels


www.igymarinas.com

COVID-19

Pre-Start Isolation Period ARC

These will involve requirements that the crew should form a bubble (or unit) a minimum of 7 days, but preferably 14 days, before the start of the Atlantic crossing, working and living together for the period. All ARC crew must join their yacht a minimum of seven days before their start date.

Travel Wisely

Please travel well informed, and make sure you follow the government guidelines of every specific country about COVID-19. Many countries have changed access restrictions due to COVID-19. Please confirm the entry requirements before booking. We are not responsible for any problems you might encounter while travelling. Check the COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map

Entry regulations on the Canaries

Since 1st July 2020 it is necessary to complete an online FCS Health Control Form in the Spain Travel Health Portal,

A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

This can also be done with the cost-free SpTH-App via Apple or Google

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