ARC - ATLANTIC RALLY for CRUISERS 2019
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 24th November 2019 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 Racing Division 2 and 4th overall; 2006 - 4th in Racing Division 2; 2011 – 3rd in Racing Division 2; 2012 - 5th in Racing Division 2. In 2013 Milanto came 3rd in Racing Division 2 and won the Nautor Swan Transatlantic Cup; 2014 4th in Racing Division 2 and again won the Nautor Swan Transatlantic Cup; 2015 - 5th in Racing Division 2. In 2017 - 2nd in Racing Division B and for the third time, the Nautor Transatlantic Cup; 2018 - 4th in Racing Division 2 and 6th overall.
2018 was the 11th 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 2019
Gran Canaria - Saint Lucia Direct
12 Nov ARC Office opens in Las Palmas
16 Nov Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
24 Nov Start day!
13-18 Dec Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay
21 Dec ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time
22 Dec Prize giving ceremony
Summary info from 2018 Rally: Departure: 25th Nov 12:45. Arrival: 11 Dec 08:06 UTC. Time at sea: 15d 19h 21m 40s 2809 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.
Check out the ARC website for more information: https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/event.aspx
We are now taking enquiries and bookings for ARC 2019, either for whole-boat charter, small groups or as individuals.
Delicious home-made food whilst at sea
Race entry fees
Individual crew entry fee
All safety equipment
Crew polo shirt
Entry passes to the pre- and post- ARC seminars and parties
No 'hot' bunking
Sail training session
Skipper and mate
Flights, transfers, shoreside accommodation and personal insurance.
Celebrating Valerio's Birthday: Dec 1st
Steve, Angus, Valerio, Josh, Jan, Michael, Keith - thanks to Marie for holding the camera!
Fantastic short video of the crossing in 2013
The start and finish!
And the 'in between'!