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UpcomingARC Transatlantic Race 2018

  • November 20, 2018 - December 11, 2018
    6:00 pm

ARC Transatlantic Race 2018 Our fleet of yachts are available for whole boat charter or individual crew places for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC)

About the event:

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is a famous annual transatlantic event that is the largest Trans Ocean race of its kind in the world. The ARC Race organisers ensure a high level of safety and also organise some great social events suitable for the whole family. The ARC yacht race takes you across 2700 miles of the Atlantic Ocean from the Canaries to the Caribbean on the trade wind route intended to give optimum exciting downwind sailing.


The start of the ARC race is in Las Palmas in the Canaries and the race fleet head west. It finishes in Rodney Bay in the idyllic Caribbean Island of St Lucia.


· Training dates: 20th to 24th November 2018

· Race start: 25th November 2018

· Approximate finish: Soon after the 11th of December

· Note- this race can take between 14 and 21 days to complete and we cannot predict an accurate ETA.

Details of our ARC race package

ARC transatlantic race crew 2017

ARC race crew 2017

Team training – Performance Yacht Racing realise the importance of crew training for a long distance race like the ARC Transatlantic and we are the only race company offering our ARC crew five days of training & race prep in the Canaries prior to the start of the ARC race, ensuring that you are prepared and confident before the start. During the 5 days you can expect on water practice covering spinnakers and downwind sailing as well as safety drills.


  • 5 days of race prep and training
  • Professional skipper
  • First mate
  • All food when open passage
  • Access to all World Cruising seminars and events
  • Team race shirts and polo shirts
  • All safety equipment inclusion personal AIS beacons

St Lucia to Antigua Cruise – Additional Mile Builder

Why not stay on after the ARC and join us in a leisurely cruise back to Antigua before our yachts are laid up for the Christmas period.

Contact us for more details of this mile builder.

Why we love the ARC Transatlantic Race

Join the winners! In 2010 Global Yacht Racing and EH01 won both their division and the IRC class overall and have the pewter mug to prove it. For first timers the ARC Race is definitely the challenge of a lifetime and nothing beats the sense of achievement of arriving at your destination after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Even for seasoned ocean warriors there is something amazing about being propelled across such a vast stretch of water by harnessing the power of nature. Offshore yacht racing is also about experiencing the powerful beauty of the nature, whether it be a serene sunset or a wild gale whipping the tops of towering waves. Or if you’re not into all that hippy sentiment then the satisfaction of being able to say “been there and got the T-shirt” is enough! Either way we’ve been doing this race since 2006 and can say that nothing comes close to the feeling of that first celebratory drink on the dock upon arrival in St Lucia after two weeks at sea!

How to Book:

· Email

· Phone (+44) 01982 861 982

· You can also use the secure online booking facility by clicking ‘join a crew’ below.

Crew Fee – Please contact us

Use the booking system below to pay to secure your crew place.

Price Qty
ARC Race 2018 - Deposit £1,500.00 (GBP)  

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