For those of you who have always wanted a transatlantic adventure, a bigger challenge, or perhaps just to tick some major sailing events off the ever growing bucket list, why not look at the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) or RORC TransAtlantic Race this year.
With options for both whole boat charters and individual berths, there’s bound to be something that suits all levels.
RORC TrasAtlantic Race
This is the is the newest and lengthiest offshore race in the RORC programme. The 5th edition of the RORC TransAtlantic Race starts 24th November 2018 in Lanzarote and finishes 2995nm later in Port Louis Marina, Grenada.
The race has established itself as the definitive offshore transatlantic race bound for the Caribbean and attracts a competitive and diverse fleet of yachts ranging from 9 to 30 metres (30-100ft) in length and sailors from around the world.
With RORC focused on maintaining a safe and high quality race, crew must be able to prove offshore sailing experience, with a minimum of 50% of the crew having sailed 500nm offshore in the previous 18 months.
The Atlantic Rally For Cruisers (ARC)
Starting on the last Sunday in November from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and finishing in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, the 2,700 nautical mile passage on the north east tradewind is a safe and enjoyable way to cross the Atlantic. With more than 200 boats participating, the ARC is characterised by a tremendous camaraderie between all those taking part.
PYC has been sailing across the Atlantic annually with the ARC since 2009 and can ensure your crossing is everything you expect and more.
No previous ocean experience is required, as the professional crew will guide you through the sailing safely, but we do highly recommend that all the crew have assessed whether or not they enjoy sailing and have, at the very least, sailed overnight and away from the sight of land before the crossing.
Race Charter Options
Whole Boat Charters
Whole boat charter prices depend on the package and the boat you choose, so please contact us to discuss building your race campaign.
First 40 – £3,500pp,
Price includes; all racing and boat costs, 2 professional crew, provisioning from the crossing, use of all safety equipment and wet weather gear (if required)
Ocean Breeze – Volvo 70
Kallima – Swan 82
Rocket Dog – First 40