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

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Event date: 22/11/2020
  • Event end: 19/12/2020
  • 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
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Price:

4750-5500 € EUR

ARC-Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

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
9 Nov ARC Office opens in Las Palmas
15 Nov Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
22 Nov Start day!
12:00 Multihulls
12:15 Racing Divisions
12:30 Cruising Divisions
10-15 Dec Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay
18 Dec ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time
19 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 is a very good overall performer and shines in reaching conditions.

Itinerary Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Green Dragon 2020

  • Crew arrive: 17th November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Safety Brief: 18th November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Training Day: 19th and 20th November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Day-off: 21st November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Start: 22nd November 2010, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Finish: mid-December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

The training can be adjusted for a whole boat charter.

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Depending on your needs and experience 2 or 3 other professionals
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt in case of individual bookings
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food onboard while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

Accommodation onboard before the start of the race is based upon availability.

This trip gives you the opportunity to sail this Volvo 70 in the environment she was made for. Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

On Telefonica Black we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

Itinerary Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Telefonica Black 2021!

This is the itinerary for 2021 as she is not available in 2020

  • Crew arrive: 17th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Safety Brief: 18th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Training Day: 19th and 20th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Start: 21st November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Finish: Early December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

The boats itinerary starts at 8 am on the 18th November, the crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 17th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Navigator
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food onboard while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

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

Boats
Program ARC

ARC-Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

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
9 Nov ARC Office opens in Las Palmas
15 Nov Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
22 Nov Start day!
12:00 Multihulls
12:15 Racing Divisions
12:30 Cruising Divisions
10-15 Dec Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay
18 Dec ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time
19 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 Green Dragon 2020

This trip gives you the opportunity to sail this Volvo 70 in the environment she was made for. Green Dragon is a very good overall performer and shines in reaching conditions.

Itinerary Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Green Dragon 2020

  • Crew arrive: 17th November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Safety Brief: 18th November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Training Day: 19th and 20th November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Day-off: 21st November 2020, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Start: 22nd November 2010, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Finish: mid-December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

The training can be adjusted for a whole boat charter.

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Depending on your needs and experience 2 or 3 other professionals
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt in case of individual bookings
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food onboard while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

Accommodation onboard before the start of the race is based upon availability.

Program Telefonica Black 2021

This trip gives you the opportunity to sail this Volvo 70 in the environment she was made for. Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

On Telefonica Black we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

Itinerary Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Telefonica Black 2021!

This is the itinerary for 2021 as she is not available in 2020

  • Crew arrive: 17th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Safety Brief: 18th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Training Day: 19th and 20th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Start: 21st November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Race Finish: Early December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

The boats itinerary starts at 8 am on the 18th November, the crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 17th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Navigator
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food onboard while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

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

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