ARC - ATLANTIC RALLY for CRUISERS 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the world's largest trans-ocean sailing rally. Some 250 yachts will be leaving Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on 19th November 2017 and arrive in St Lucia, in the Caribbean, an estimated 15-18 days later. The ARC is a chance for everyone, with different sailing experiences, to live the dream.

Swan yachts are built to sail oceans in safety, comfort and with great performance. Milanto participates almost every year, with results that speak for themselves: 2004 – 2nd in class and 4th overall; 2006 - 4th; 2011 – 3rd racing in racing division 2; 2012 - 5th in division 2. In 2013 Milanto came 3rd in Racing Division Class B and won the Nautor Swan Transatlantic cup; 2014 4th Racing div 2 and again won the Nautor Swan Transatlantic trophy; 2015 5th Racing div 2.

2016 was the 9th ARC Rally for Valerio so you can count on a lot of experience and feel safe in his and Milanto's 'hands'.

Read Milanto's logs from the ARC website to get an idea of the experience that awaits you:  https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/dailylogs.aspx

Dates for ARC 2017

Gran Canaria - Saint Lucia Direct

06 Nov     ARC Office opens in Las Palmas

12 Nov     Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas

19 Nov     Start day!

6-11Dec   Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay

15 Dec     ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time

16 Dec     Prize giving ceremony

Summary info from 2015 Rally: 
Departure: 22 Nov 12:45. 
Arrival: 08 Dec 10:24 UTC. 
Time at sea: 15d 20h 54m 20s 
2738 NM. 

What to expect:

Crew will join Milanto in Gran Canaria 2-3 days before the start, to settle in, become familiar with the boat and join the parties. On board you will be involved in all aspects of sailing an ocean crossing, standing watches, steering, changing sails, cooking if you want to, or fishing and catching supper if you plan to be the star of the trip!

For your safety we recommend you undertake the ISAF/RYA Sea Survival Course prior to the trip.

We are now taking enquiries and bookings for ARC 2017, either for whole-boat charter, small groups or as individuals. 

Package includes:

  • Delicious home-made food whilst at sea
  • Race entry fees
  • Individual crew entry fee
  • Mooring fee
  • All safety equipment
  • Crew polo shirt
  • Bedding
  • Entry passes to the pre- and post- ARC seminars and parties
  • Not 'hot' bunks
  • Sail training session
  • Skipper and mate

Excluded are:

  • Flights, transfers, shoreside accommodation and personal insurance.

 

The record of the passage thanks to the Yellowbrick technology.

The record of the passage thanks to the Yellowbrick technology.

The 2013 crew, happy to have crossed the line in Rodney Bay, St.Lucia

The 2013 crew, happy to have crossed the line in Rodney Bay, St.Lucia

ARC Rally 2012 Celebrating Valerio's birthday. Steve, Angus, Valerio, Josh, Jan,Michael, Keith -thanks to Marie for holding the camera

ARC Rally 2012 Celebrating Valerio's birthday. Steve, Angus, Valerio, Josh, Jan,Michael, Keith -thanks to Marie for holding the camera

Sailing into Rodney Bay, 2012

Sailing into Rodney Bay, 2012

Fantastic short video of Milanto crossing the Atlantic in 2013 .