New ARC Follows US West Coast

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French Polynesia isd one of the top cruising destinations on the planet

French Polynesia isd one of the top cruising destinations on the planet

World Cruising Club, organizer of the successful Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and numerous other rallies, has added another event to its growing portfolio

The inaugural ARC Pacific gets under way in March 2018, when the fleet sets sail from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Stage One of the rally. The organizers say this will be a shakedown voyage for the main event, the 2,900-mile crossing from Cabo to Hiva Oa in French Polynesia.

The ARC Pacific will take boats from Los Angeles to French Polynesia

The ARC Pacific will take boats from Los Angeles to French Polynesia

The stage to Nuku Hiva starts on March 15, and the prizegiving will be held in Nuku Hiva four weeks later on April 11. There, the fleet will mingle with boats from the World Arc, and some of the ARC Pacific boats may well choose to join the rally as it makes its way across the rest of the Pacific

There will be both monohull and multihull classes in the rally, as with World Cruising’s other events.

Meanwhile, the ARC proper, which departs from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands on November 19 (November 5 for the ARC+ that stops off in the Cape Verde islands), is fully subscribed once again. More than 200 boats will set off in what has become the world’s largest sailboat rally.

Once again there is a strong multihull class, with many brands represented but Lagoon having an especially strong showing. The prizegiving for the ARC is in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, on December 16. For more information, go to Worldcruising.com 

MHS: Fall 2017

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