ARC Transatlantic Race

Start date: 22nd November 2020
Location: Las Palmas, Spain
Supplier: Global Yacht Racing (/global-yacht-racing)
Price: £4,395.00 GBP per person

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is a famous annual transatlantic event that is the largest Trans Ocean race of its kind in the world. The ARC Race organisers ensure a high level of safety and also organise some great social events suitable for the whole family.

The ARC yacht race takes you across 2700 miles of the Atlantic Ocean from the Canaries to the Caribbean on the trade wind route intended to give optimum exciting downwind sailing.This challenging event is on many sailor’s bucket list and allows everyone the opportunity to experience life at sea for an extended period. Highlights will include not only the sailing but also the wildlife encountered. Often dolphins will accompany the yacht and shooting stars will guide your passage.

When is Arc Transatlantic Race?

Pre-arc race preparation programme: 17th to 21st November 2020
ARC Race start: 22nd November 2020
Approximate finish: soon after 12th December

Where is Arc Transatlantic Race?

The start of the ARC race is in Las Palmas in the Canaries and the race fleet head west. It finishes in Rodney Bay in the idyllic Caribbean Island of St Lucia.

Details of ARC Race Package:

Global Yacht Racing realise the importance of bringing the crew together and preparing them, as a team, for a long distance race like the ARC Transatlantic. They offer a pre-race programme in the Canaries that ensures you are prepared and confident around your yacht before the race start. During the pre-race programme you can expect to take part in a range of activities, carried out onshore, alongside in the marina and out on the water, to include safety briefings, sail changes and manoeuvres, as well as covering the use of spinnakers and downwind sailing. This pre-race programme will also involve the purchasing and stowage of provisions, social events and will allow you to attend a variety of seminars as offered by World Cruising Club the ARC organisers.


  • Pre-ARC race preparation programme
  • Professional skipper
  • First mate
  • All fopd when on open passage
  • Access to all World Cruising Club seminars and events
  • Branded team shirt
  • All safety equipment including Personal AIS Beacon

Why We Love ARC Translatlantic Race?

Join the winners! Over the past few years we have finished the transatlantic ARC with a podium position. In 2010 Global Yacht Racing and EH01 won both their division and the IRC class overall and have the pewter mug to prove it. For first timers the ARC Race is definitely the challenge of a lifetime and nothing beats the sense of achievement of arriving at your destination after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Even for seasoned ocean warriors there is something amazing about being propelled across such a vast stretch of water by harnessing the power of nature. Offshore yacht racing is also about experiencing the powerful beauty of the nature, whether it be a serene sunset or a wild gale whipping the tops of towering waves. Or if you’re not into all that hippy sentiment then the satisfaction of being able to say “been there and got the T-shirt” is enough! Either way we’ve been doing this race since 2006 and can say that nothing comes close to the feeling of that first celebratory drink on the dock upon arrival in St Lucia after two weeks at sea!

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