The first wave of boats participating in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has left Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bound for St. Lucia via Cape Verde.
ARC+, comprising about 26 vessels, left yesterday but will spend a few days there before heading off again to St. Lucia on November 19th.
This year’s Atlantic crossing is taking place under Covid-19 protocols stipulated by the Ministry of Health.
134 nationalities are participating in the 31st edition of ARC and ARC+ and of the 454 crewmembers expected to make landfall on Saint Lucia, 37 are children.
The ARC fleet of approximately 60 boats will start their Atlantic adventure on Sunday 22 November, departing from the same location, but sailing directly to Saint Lucia.