World Cruising Club, the organisers of the world renowned Atlantic Rally for Cruisers are recruiting an ARC Youth Team –comprising a few lucky St. Lucians who will participate in a two-week Trans-Atlantic crossing in November this year.
The young St. Lucian sailors will be joined by youth sailors from Spain, and together they will sail the Atlantic. This event is to celebrate St. Lucia’s 40th anniversary of Independence and the ARC’s 30th anniversary in St. Lucia.
Known as the ‘ARC Youth Team’, the initiative will combine a selected group of six lucky Saint Lucians, aged between 18 and 25 years, with another six youth crew from the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, the ARC’s start port on the other side of the Atlantic.
The ARC Youth Team will sail non-stop across 2,700 nautical miles of the Atlantic Ocean with this year’s ARC rally, on board a 72ft ‘Challenge’ yacht, accompanied by a professional Skipper, Mate and two watch leaders.
They will make history as the first ever youth team to cross the Atlantic Ocean as a team originating from the start and finish port of the rally.
Crew application forms and more information about sponsorship of the ARC Youth Team yacht can be found at www.worldcruising.com/training. Deadline for submission is June 7th 2019