The Arc 2021

The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic.

18 Nov — 04 Dec 2021
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria — Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
2700 NM
£4250 (Per Berth)


Crew arrive: 17th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Safety Brief: 18th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Training Day: 19th and 20th November 2021, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Race Start: 21st November 2010, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Race Finish: Early December, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

The boats itinerary starts at 8am on the 18th November, crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 17th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.

This packages includes:

  • Skipper
  • Navigator
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food onboard while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

The package - £4250

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

The Boat

Telefonica Black is a stripped out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

On Telefonica we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

The Course – ARC

The iconic Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) starts in Gran Canaria and finishes in Saint Lucia. You will set sail from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria to participate in the world-renowned ARC. This is the biggest trans-ocean sailing event in the world.

The ARC takes you across 2,700 miles of the Atlantic Ocean on the trade wind route intended to give optimum exciting downwind sailing. It is one of the most civilised yet exciting ways of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It is an aspiration of most sailors – leaving the winter weather behind them in the UK to sail non-stop through the tropics. It is sure to be a very memorable moment of your life!

Extras Included

•  Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether) •  Wet Weather Gear / Foulies •  Food & Drink Whilst On-Board

Training Included

•  Pre-Departure Safety Briefing •  Man Overboard Training

Kraken (Telefonica Black)
Southern Ocean
Hull Designer
Farr Yacht Design
Volvo 70
Year Built
21.50m / 70.54ft
5.70m / 18.70ft
4.50m / 14.76ft
14,000kg / 30,865lbs
1 Volvo D2 (75hp) Diesel
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Price & Book

This race entry is priced at £4250 (Per Berth). If you are interested in taking part, or simply want more information, please get in touch with / 07519 460783 or use the form below and we will respond as soon as we can.

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