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Crew member on the ARC Transat

Dates: 24 November 2019 à 8 h 00 min - 13 December 2019 à 17 h 00 min


Price: 3300€

Crew member on the ARC Transat … One of our Challenge 67 is entering the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, a transat organised by the World Cruising Club, start in Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria.

As explained, “Our definition of a rally is safe and social cruising. We offer an element of fun competition, but it isn’t a race !”. This Atlantic crossing welcomes 300 yachts sailing with amateur crews as well as professionnal crews, heading to Sainte-Lucia in the Caribbean Islands.

Called Transatlantic or also Transat, sailing across the Atlantic still remains an adventure even though it has been democratized these late years. From Lorient in South Brittany to Saint Lucia in the West Indies, around 3 500 miles separate these two lands. It’s a real adventure, a life achievement that we would like to share with you.

In October 2019, embark as a crew member on board one of our Challenge 67, 21m crewed monohull built for the BT Global Challenge, round the world race against prevailing winds. Notice that it is a transat and not a cruising session.

For this crossing, a professionnal crew made out of 2 sailors (skipper and mate) will be accompanied by 10 customers, all crew members. You will be sharing on watch periods, about 8 hours a day, as well cooking, washing up and so on. Willingly, no pilot or furling are on board our sailing boats. It’s the best way to discover offshore sailing ! You will have eventually to support bad weather, cold at first and then heat… One needs to be psychologically ready to cross the Atlantic.

Two legs to cross the Atlantic : from Lorient to Las Palmas, then to Sainte Lucia

The first leg for this transtlantic starts in Lorient in South Brittany. About 1300 nautical miles allow training course before the start of the ARC but you can also be at the start of leg 2 in Las Palmas. 10 days sailing for this first leg but it can be shorter or longer according to weather conditions.

Start of the race on the 19th of November in the Canary Islands

From the 17th of November, our yacht will have to be in the marina in Las Palmas. The ARC is for everyone : families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities.

We have provided 20 days sailing to cross the Atlantic but there again it can be quicker according to weather conditions (l’alizé n’est pas toujours établi au départ des Canaries et demande parfois à faire une première route sud, vers le Cap Vert, pour aller le chercher avec donc une distance plus importante à parcourir).

Leg 1 : South Britanny / Canary Islands

Port of shipment : Lorient on the 9th of November 2019
Stop Over : Las Palmas in Gran Canaria on the 18th of November 2019*
Period : 10 days*
Sailing boat : Albatros or Whirlwind – Challenge 67
Price : 1600 euros per crew member, full board included (breakfast, lunch, diner and beverage)

Leg 2 : Transat Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Port of shipment : Las Palmas in Gran Canaria between the 20th and the 22nd of November 2019
Start of the ARC : 24th of November 2019
Disembarkation : Rodney Bay Marina à Sainte Lucie on the 13th of December 2019*
Period : 20 days*
Sailing boat : Albatros or Whirlwind – Challenge 67
Price : 3300 euros per crew member, full board included (breakfast, lunch, diner and beverage)

* Period of sailing and dates of arrival are provided for information purposes only.
We recommend you to book open plane ticket so that you can change date departure according to arrival.

FFVoile licence

For the ones who want to, we can deliver French Sailing Licence and/or Sailing Passeport to validate your skills. To know more about the Club FFV Challenge Ocean…

Communication on board

Satellite phone (Iridium) and email available on board are for security and not for crew members communications. Before your start, indicate to your family and friends that you will not be able to communicate when crossing the Atlantic. Our shore team contacts families only because of problems on board. But if so, it doesn’t necessarily mean bad news… So no news usually means good news ! Meanwhile, they can follow your adventure on social networks : FacebookTwitterInstagram

Details

Start:
24 November 2019 à 8 h 00 min
End:
13 December 2019 à 17 h 00 min
Cost:
3300€
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/arcitinerary.aspx

Venue

Gran Canaria
Las Palmas, Espagne
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Organizer

World Cruising Club