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Cape Verdes to Saint Lucia: The First ARC+ Arrivals Make Landfall

On November 20, 43 rally yachts sailed away from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands bound for Rodney Bay on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. 7 ARC+ boats are now safely tied up inside Rodney Bay Marina having … Continue reading

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ARC Boats Leave Green Wake with Environmental Projects

Sailing allows us to travel long distances with relatively low carbon emissions, but the reality is that all yachts burn diesel for motive power and to generate electricity. Conscious of this impact, ARC organizer World Cruising Club has teamed up … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

May I borrow a cup of rainbow, please? A great shot from BWS‘ Scott Akerman while running towards St. Lucia during the ARC! Do you have cool shots from your sailing adventures? Send them to me at cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com ________________________________________________________________ Live and Learn … Continue reading

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ARC 2012 – Class 40 Vaquita Takes Line Honors

After a journey of over 3,300 nautical mails Class 40 Vaquita has taken line honors at the ARC 2012, having sailed from Gran Canaria in just over 12 days; a truly magnificent performance for a 40 footer. Vaquita looked superb as she … Continue reading

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ARC Dismasting, Rudder Failure and Injury

Three yachts taking part in the ARC transatlantic rally have diverted to the Cape Verde Islands, one after being dismasting, another after complete rudder failure and a third with a crew injury. Racing yacht Spock, a Farr 585CC owned by German … Continue reading

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They’re Off!

The 27th ARC fleet is now en route to Saint Lucia.  192 boats started 11/27 in moderate to strong north easterly winds speeding them away from the island. For the first time in ARC history, the start took place within … Continue reading

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27th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Gets Underway This Month

We’ll be following one of BWS‘s own, Scott Akerman, as he sails in this year’s ARC… The 27th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is scheduled to set sail on November 25th from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, heading 2,700nm across … Continue reading

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ARC 2013 Opens for Entries: 60 Received Within Five Days

Entries are now being accepted for the 28th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the world’s most popular sailing rally. The 2012 rally was booked up by late February, and cruisers are already keen to secure their place … Continue reading

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Rally Friends Save Sinking Yacht

When an Australian yacht anchored in the Pacific atoll of Suwarrow was holed and in danger of sinking, quick action from fellow rally participants saved the boat, which is now under repair in American Samoa. Eleven World ARC boats were … Continue reading

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Yachts Are Signing Up for the World ARC

Seventeen yachts have joined the World ARC 2014‐15 circumnavigation rally, which is now open for entries. The fleet ranges from Dehler 39 SQ Dignity to the 35m classic schooner Texel. The average World ARC boat is around 16m (54 feet), … Continue reading

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ARC Departs Las Palmas in Clear Skies

This year’s ARC includes an expansive list of boats and range of sailors. Fair winds to all those participating. The 26th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia.  A … Continue reading

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No Vacancy: 2011 ARC Full

The 2011 ARC has reached is maximum 225 entries in record time. All boaters that are still interested in participating should fill out a registration form to be put on the wait list. In 2010 all boats on the wait … Continue reading

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