Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
This annual transatlantic rally starting each November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has now become the most popular way to cross the Atlantic. The largest transocean sailing event in the world, every year the ARC brings together over 200 yachts from all over the world. The Caribbean destination is Rodney Bay in St.Lucia, one of the most beautiful islands in the Lesser Antilles. The 2700 nautical mile passage on the NE tradewind route takes on average between 14 and 21 days.
Conceived as a friendly race for cruising yachts to make the Atlantic crossing both safer and more enjoyable, participating yachts must carry a range of safety equipment including a liferaft, EPIRB and VHF radio. Daily radio nets contribute further to the safety of participants. The presence of experienced sailors is another incentive for those with little offshore experience.
The ARC has a special flavour, which successfully combines racers with cruisers, old with young, and provides entertainment for all. A wide ranging programme of entertainment takes place both before the start and after the finish. The ARC enjoys the support of the Tourist Authority of Gran Canaria, the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Rol Nautic and the St.Lucia Board of Tourism.
Hosting ARC parties since 1993, Spinnakers is a must for all participants. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9am with the best food and prices around, plus crew parties of six or more always get a free drink when dining in the restaurant at night.
Join us at Spinnakers Beach Bar in Rodney Bay. View our location in Google Maps below.
WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 9:00 AM FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER
HAPPY HOUR 5 - 6 PM DAILY!!