Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 17th November – Early December 2022

Experience the thrill of racing on the high-performance Volvo Open 70 Telefonica Black across the Atlantic Ocean. The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors attracts over 250 boats and 1200 people every year. This trip gives you the opportunity to sail this Volvo 70 in the environment she was made for. She is an ocean-going, mile-munching yacht, she may not have all the luxuries of a cruiser, however, she will get you there a lot faster!

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • Pre-departure Safety Briefing
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food on board while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

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

The Boat

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!

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.

The Race – Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

The iconic Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) starts in Gran Canaria and finishes in Saint Lucia. You will set sail from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria to participate in the world-renowned ARC. This is the biggest trans-ocean sailing event in the world.

The ARC takes you across 2,700 miles of the Atlantic Ocean on the trade wind route intended to give optimum exciting downwind sailing. It is one of the most civilised yet exciting ways of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It is an aspiration of most sailors – leaving the winter weather behind them in the UK to sail non-stop through the tropics. It is sure to be a very memorable moment of your life!

Alongside Training: Thursday 17th November 2022

On Water Training: Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2022

Rally Start: Sunday 20th November 2022

Rally Finish: Early December

Arrive in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria where you’ll be introduced to the boat, professional crew, and get to meet your fellow sailors!

The training will focus on a safety brief, deck, hoisting, winch and backstay briefs, MOB drills and sail changes.

There will be a Skipper and 2 watch leaders onboard.

When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat. We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can. We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.

You are split into 2 watches. The watches are a 6/6/4/4/4 formation. The skipper floats between both watches and is always on hand if you need him. The watch leaders help you in all aspects of the deck, from sail changes to evolutions. They have experience on the yacht and will keep you safe and competitive. They also do all the cooking and cleaning so you get to focus on racing.

For more information and the history of the rally please visit the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers website.

Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability.

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Deposit : £1,125.00 Per Trip