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Enjoy the sea

ARC 2012. The most exciting way to cross the ocean.

Have you got an adventurous spirit? You have? Well let us tell you about this. There are 118 different ways to cross the Atlantic. Or 119. If not more. But surely there is none as exciting as the ARC, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers leaving every year from the Sport Harbour of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

For you can cross the Atlantic on a cruise ship, by plane, of even by hot air balloon. But none of these can be compared to the ARC. Nothing at all compared to the fun regatta which brings together crews from all over the world to the capital of Gran Canaria. No way. Taking part in the ARC is a real adventure.

This adventure starts with a multitude of boats, from all around the world, descending on the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Marine, the largest in all the Canaries, from the beginning of November. They get here early to enjoy a few days on the island, before setting off. They make the most of the happy atmosphere and camaraderie among crews, and days full of fun-packed activities organized by the Marine in the weeks leading up to the big event.





There are boats of all sizes, and seamen with greater or lesser experience. But all of them ready to enjoy the experience of a lifetime. This transatlantic voyage joins the last European port, in Gran Canaria, with the island of Santa Lucía, in the Caribbean. A journey that the crews normally cover in a period of 18 to 20 days, with the aid of the very tradewinds that, since the times of Colombus, have carried people back and forth over the ocean.

Don’t miss out on these sailing boats as they off on the 25th and 27th of November from the Bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, brimming with spectacular views of sails and boats from the 2012 ARC.


Come along to the great spectacle of the ARC launch
25th and 27th November 2012
Consult programme ARC 2012

Keep track of all the boats' progress as they cross the Atlantic in the ARC Race, at www.worldcruising.com