The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia. The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats.
Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic – crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.
It’s one of those experiences many people dream of, and Team Tigress are offering places on our new performance racer cruiser Beneteau First 40 Olympias Tigress for the ARC 2016. If you have never sailed before we recommend that you complete an RYA Day Skipper course before undertaking such a long passage at sea but this is not totally essential.