ARC – Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
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.
ACR 2014 Itinerary
|Date||Details for ARC+ Cape Verdes|
|01 November||Rally office opens in Las Palmas|
|04 Nov||Last date for arrivals in Las Palmas|
|09 Nov||Start of Gran Canaria – Sao Vicente leg (865nm)
1300 Divisions start together
|14-16 Nov||Arrival in Mindelo, Sao Vicente (Marina Mindelo)|
|19 Nov||Start of Sao Vicente – Saint Lucia leg (2090nm)|
|30 Nov – 04 Dec||Arrival in Saint Lucia (Rodney Bay Marina)|
|09 Dec||ARC+ finish line closes, 12:00 local time|
|10 Dec||Prize giving ceremony in Saint Lucia|
|Date||Details for ARC Gran Canaria – Saint Lucia Direct|
|10 Nov||ARC Office opens in Las Palmas|
|16 Nov||Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas|
|23 Nov||Start day!
12:45 Racing Divisions
13:00 Cruising Divisions
|10-15 Dec||Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay|
|19 Dec||ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time|
|20 Dec||Prize giving ceremony|
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!
- Saint Lucia Tourist Board welcome party
- Jazz night
- ARC in the Park – live music
- Cultural weekend of activities
- Marina manager’s cocktail party
- ARC lectures – Caribbean cooking and Caribbean cruising
- Pigeon Island costume party
- ARC prize giving ceremony