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Atlantic Rally For Cruisers (ARC)

12 March 2010

Sail 4 Cancer have joined forces with Britannia to offer our supporters the opportunity of a lifetime. We are proudly able to offer our supporters a 10% discount on fees when you raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer whilst participating in ARC 2010.

This annual transatlantic rally starting in November from Las Palmas in the Canaries and finishing in St. Lucia, West Indies is the largest trans-ocean event in the world and in recent years has attracted over 200 yachts from all over the globe. The most eclectic mix of sailors converges on Las Palmas in the Canary Islands for a two week build up to the start of the race. The marina is filled with boats of all shapes and sizes flying their countries’ flags and creating an incredible atmosphere.

25th Anniversary

ARC 2010 promises to be exceptional as it is the 25th anniversary of the event. To mark this event, the World Cruising Club (the event organisers) is planning an enhanced programme of events in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, the start and finish ports of the rally. Managing Director of World Cruising Club, Andrew Bishop, says, “In its 25 year history, the ARC has become the “must-do” event on the cruising calendar, however interest in the ARC 2010 has been truly astonishing and we have already welcomed our 200th entry.”

Britannia Corporate Events

Britannia Corporate Events is the leading regatta and charter company in the Solent, specialising exclusively in sailing and related activities. With over 20 years experience in the sailing industry, Britannia has entered a Beneteau 40.7 in 3 previous ARC races, twice capturing the record for the fastest ARC crossing by a 40.7 and in 2009 took 3rd place in class.

All of Britannia’s ARC crews have been of mixed ability, with many of the participants being novice sailors. Chris Jackson, Britannia’s ARC and Caribbean skipper and other crew members will expertly train and guide all Sail 4 Cancer ARC competitors through the process and you will arrive in the Caribbean as a seasoned sailor!

Sail 4 Cancer Sponsorship

We are delighted to announce that our partner Britannia Corporate Events has chosen Sail 4 Cancer as the official charity for their ARC 2010 team and will be raising money for us through this event. Additionally they invite our supporters to join the team for the adventure of a lifetime; those who register for the Britannia Team through Sail 4 Cancer, pledging to raise funds, will receive a 10% discount off the price. This will be the 4th time Britannia has entered a team in the race. In 2009 Britannia’s crew achieved an incredible 3rd place in racing class and smashed the record for an ARC crossing by a Beneteau 40.7.

Sense Of Achievement

Participating in such a challenge requires versatility, strong team bonds and dedication, in return rewarding you with your greatest sense of achievement. Britannia’s 40.7 Distinction racing yacht, has been built to provide safe, fast racing for mixed ability crews. The package will include a weekend’s sail training, plus a couple of day’s accommodation on the yacht once the team arrive at Saint Lucia, giving participants around 3 weeks on board in total.

Your other great sense of acheivement will come from knowing that through participating in this challenge you have helped to improve the quality of life for a family in the UK living with cancer.

Make your dream a reality and rise to the challenge of not only sailing across this vast expanse of water, but RACING across it!

Sailing Ability

No previous sailing experience is necessary, but obviously with such a big commitment it is advisable for participants to have at least a little knowledge of what is involved.

Price: From £2,750/person
£2,475 for those pledging to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer

If you would like to participate in this amazing challenge, or have any questions about it, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

Atlantic Rally For Cruisers (ARC)
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