© 2019 by Chris Clark of Anarchy Sailing 

 email:  skipper@anarchysailing.co.uk

 ARC 2019

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC).

Established in 1986, it is now a ‘must-do’ race for sailors. 

The ARC attracts over 200 boats each year providing safety in numbers and hordes to party with at the start & finish

A typical passage time is 12-16 days depending on conditions. Training will be provided so no experience is necessary.

showers. Oh your going to love the showers.

  • Starts Las Palmas Canaries

  • Finish St Lucia Caribbean

  • 2,700Nm of epic adventure

ARC 2019 Dates


21-22 November 2019: Training & prep

24th November 2019: Race start


Included in the race package are:


  • Race entry fees

  • Wet weather gear

  • Mooring costs

  • Safety equipment

  • Food & drink whilst at sea

  • Our LEGENDRY Team Shirt

  • Passes to ARC-organised parties/seminars



We are going to limit crew to a maximum of 8 although races such as the Fastnet etc we normally go with 10.


Well firstly it will make the passage more comfortable, it keeps the weight down which will make us faster and besides that we need to carry a lot of food and water etc.

We anticipate a mix of abilities from novices to experienced sailors.

How to book?


You can book now with a deposit by posted cheque or bank transfer BACs. That will secure your place.

Email: skipper@anarchysailing.co.uk

or call me on +44(0)7870403888




Yes we are cheaper than our competitors operating identical or similar yachts. Why? We are a smaller business with less overheads. The yacht your racing on will be just as well equipped if not better with North 3Di sails and looked after. Possibly to a higher standard as we treat her as our baby. We still race her hard but she gets loads of TLC between events.

Price: £3,995




The Yacht

Our very own Beneteau 40.7 Fireball.

Not just a charter boat but our baby. She's truly loved and cared for. Constantly upgrading her to make her fast whilst staying safe.

She will have a full out of the water inspection prior to departing for the Canaries and your adventure of a lifetime.

Amongst her Sail wardrobe will be her North 3Di main and headsail's, two kites and her cruising sails which are perfect for long down wind runs pressed against the spreaders.

Fully MCA coded we will also carry additional requirements required by the ARC race organisers which will include:

  • Satellite coms (You can buy air time if you wish to keep a blog etc) 

  • Personal AIS-enabled MOB alarms

Its our responsibility to keep you safe and make sure you have a trip to remember, what you do to your liver at the post a pre race parties are your responsibility.



Yacht Specification


Beneteau First 40.7

  • Fully prepared to race and comfortable below

  • 10 Berths

  • Performance 3Di Sails  by North (new 2017) New kite expected for 2019

  • Slippery as a snake.

  • Fully MCA Coded 

  • Year of production: 2007

  • Length over all : 11.97 m

  • Beam : 3.75 m

  • Draft : 2.2 m

  • Displacement : 6900 kg

  • Berths : 10


Unlike other companies we should be in a position to offer accommodation on arrival in St Lucia.

Obviously you would be welcome to stay on the yacht whilst you await connection for your flight home. However, how does a comfortable bed in an air conditioned apartment sound?

Yeah we thought so too.

The apartments are in Rodney Bay only a 100 yards walk from Reduit Beach & Maries famous Rum Shack.

Each apartment has two rooms, a balcony, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. We will all be sharing and have been given the luxury of a flexible 3 night stay commencing on our arrival.

You will be able to purchase additional nights if required however costs p/p will vary subject to occupancy occupation. From £50 per night.

Exact details on this offer to be confirmed and are included as free bonus and not part of the ARC race package