ARC January coming to St. Lucia in 2022

World Cruising Club has announced a new ARC Event, a result of unprecedented demand from sailors worldwide for spaces in the 2021 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC 2021).

ARC and ARC+ 2021 have been fully subscribed unprecedented in the 35 year history of the world’s largest offshore cruising rally.

All spaces on both existing routes (ARC direct and ARC+ Cape Verde) setting sail in November 2021 were fully subscribed in just 3 months of opening, resulting in World Cruising Club reluctantly closing the entry list in early December 2020.

Having considered many options of how to satisfy the wishes of sailors to take part in this international cruising rally, and listened to feedback from them, World Cruising Club has launched a new, later start date as an alternative to the classic November departure.

ARC January will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 9 January 2022, 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 statistically 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.

Over 35 entries have already been received and with spaces limited to 75 yachts on the route, those eager to join us on ARC January are encouraged to request an information pack with the full details of how to join and secure their entry online.