ARC – The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2017

Sunday 19th November 2017

On the 16th of November, X-Yachts held a reception party for the ARC participants. Rocio Gandarias – participating herself in the ARC – was the hostess of the party in Las Palmas.

Rocio is a naval architect, a sailing enthusiast and a previous employee in X-Yachts Design; She knows all there is to know about an X-Yacht and has been consulting the sailors with good advice before leaving the harbour of Las Palmas.

The ARC+ 2017 goes via Cape Verdes, and the ARC 2017 from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia.

ARC + participants,

Abraxas 3 NOR X-50 Eivind Haugan
Marisja NLD X-562 Haico Minne Endstra
Equinox NOR Xc 38 Thomas Strøm
PretAixte FRA Xc 42 Denis Chabassière
Kalluna CAN Xc 42 Douglas Kennedy

ARC participants,

Jarramas TUR X-46 Erol Toprak
Solair GER X-612 Stefan Urban
Optimi’x FRA X-40 Frank Lang
Godspeed AUT X-41 Peter Steinkogler
Aranui SUI Xc 45 Nikodemus Schmidt
Boxcar XLV GBR Xc 45 Murray Findlay
Lin Bi Lan GER Xc 45 Karl-Thomas Neumann
NorXL NOR Xp 50 Andreas Gotschling

Clicking this link, you can follow the fleet viewer of the ARC.
Tracking of the ARC

About the ARC:

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.

At X-Yachts, we will follow the journey with high interest – and wish all sailors the best of luck!

Images from November 2017 in Las Palmas