CANNONBALL ARC 2016

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ARC AND CANNONBALL

This November amongst 250 yachts we will cross the Atlantic from Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) to Saint Lucia in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). It’s the biggest trans-ocean sailing event in the world, getting you from one side of the Atlantic to the other without any jet lag.

For many people, sailing across the Atlantic falls into the same category as climbing Mt. Everest. Even among serious sailors, a transatlantic crossing is not something to be taken lightly. No matter how many times you’ve flown over it whilst watching a movie or trying in vain to get some sleep, there remains a certain romance about the notion of traversing between the old world and the new by the same method as Christopher Columbus.

Taking advantage of the North East Trade Winds, the ARC is one of the most civilised ways of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The 2.700 nautical mile rally is something most sailors only dream of. Leave the cold nights and winter weather behind you and sail non-stop with us through the tropics to the Caribbean. This will surely be one of the most memorable events of your life. Do it safely, comfortable and in good company!

You can either buy an individual berth or charter the entire boat plus skipper and first mate. We have 7 berths available.

Individual charter fee: € 6.990

Entire boat charter fee: € 44.990

 
Program:
  • November 13 – Embarkation Las Palmas;

  • November 14-19 – Preparation and training;

    • Yacht Familiarisation

    • Spinnaker Training

    • Safety Drills

    • ARC Seminars

  • November 20 – Start;

  • December 4-6 – Expected arrival in Saint Lucia;

  • December 7 – Disembarkation Saint Lucia;

 
Pre requisites:
  • Minimum age 18

  • Fairly good condition

  • Minimum of 30 days yachting experience, to include

    • Overnight offshore sailing

    • Sailing in watch patterns

 
What’s included:
  • Entry to the ARC seminars and parties

  • A comprehensive programme of pre race training exercises both practical and theoretical including yacht management, navigation and victualling.

  • 7 days accommodation on the yacht prior to the race in a 2 person cabin. Breakfasts included.

  • For the duration of the ARC:

    • All meals on board

    • Non alcoholic drinks (water, soft drinks, lemonade, coffee and tea)

    • Snacks (veggies, crisps, nuts, chocolate bars, candy etc.)

  • All onboard expenses including fuel

  • Dockage fees

  • Professional skipper and first mate

  • Race entry fees

  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) – required

  • Bed linen and towels

  • Internet access via WiFi (if available)

  • Use of wet weather gear and life jackets

  • Use of snorkel and fishing gear

  • Crew shirt

 
What’s not included:
  • Food, drinks and excursions on shore

  • Flights and transfers

  • Immigration / port fees

  • Holiday / travel insurance

  • Satellite phone air time (only in case of emergency)

 
Booking:

We strongly recommend you do book onward travel/fights with a flexible date as there is always a possibility of early arrival or delays due to weather.

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