Jeanneau has joined forces with the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), the famous transatlantic rally from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. With over 100 sailboats from every corner of the globe making the crossing every year, this rally has become the most popular way to cross the Atlantic.
During the last edition, Jeanneau was the brand with the most entries and this has led to the signing of a 3-year partnership with the ARC. Jeanneau invite all their owners participating in the ARC to join together for a cocktail and dinner in Las Palmas, Grand Canary on the 22nd of November. The rally starts on the 25th of November.
• The ARC departs from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and crosses to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in Late November each year:
• The ARC is open to cruising monohulls with a minimum length of 8.23-25.91m (27 to 85ft) and cruising catamarans from 8.23 – 18.29m (27 to 60 ft) LOA. Yachts outside these sizes may be permitted to join in the Open Division.
• The competitive side of the event will be catered for by the RORC Racing Division, rated under the IRC Handicap System, run under the auspices of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC).
• The World Cruising handicap is used to calculate results in the cruising classes, in which motoring is permitted.
• A full programme of social activities, safety seminars and demonstrations will be organised by World Cruising Club in Las Palmas prior to the start, and after the finish in St.Lucia.
• Confirmed entrants receive regular newsletters about the ARC, containing useful information about planning an Atlantic crossing, updates on entries and safety tips.