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ARC January 2023 - Entries open

by World Cruising Club 22 Jan 07:35 UTC

Demand from sailors worldwide for spaces on the November 2022 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers routes - ARC+ 2022 and ARC 2022 - continues to be exceptional and World Cruising Club has now confirmed they will once again offer a 3rd route choice for eager ralliers - ARC January 2023.

ARC January will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Thursday 12th January 2023, allowing crews to enjoy Christmas and New Year in Europe before setting off on that Atlantic adventure. Following the classic trade wind route, direct from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, boats can expect a fast passage in well-established trade winds, with less risk of calms during the crossing. Cruising sailors joining ARC January will benefit from all the discounts associated with participating in the ARC and World Cruising Club's extensive experience of delivering transocean rallies. The programme includes a full week of activities, seminars, and social functions before the departure in Las Palmas, weather forecasts and tracking during the crossing and arrival activities providing a warm welcome to the Caribbean in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, all included in the entry fee.

ARC January will be limited to 75 cruising boats, and will be run very much in the spirit of the ARC, maintaining the unique atmosphere that has developed within the rally over the preceding 36 years. On this route there will be no competitive racing, only fun results calculated for those who'd like to join in.

ARC January 2023 Itinerary

Date Details for ARC January
2 January 2023 Rally Office opens in Las Palmas
5 January 2023 Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
12 January 2023 Start day!
28-31 January 2023 Majority of ARC January boats arrive in Rodney Bay
3 February 2023 ARC January finish line closes
4 February 2023 Prize giving ceremony

Find out more

Click here to request an information pack with full details of the rally benefits, itinerary, costs and safety equipment requirements.

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