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ARC 2017 (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers)

Lorient Port
21.0 m
Up to 10 passengers
First experience required
Available in :
Shared cruise

The cruise

Get on board with a professional team for an unforgettable transatlantic crossing! Cross the Atlantic with the ARC, Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, a rally which draws more than 300 sailboats. Both amateurs and professionals can participate in this 20 day crossing. The departure will take place from the Canary Islands, and will end in Saint Lucia.

The pro team suggests that you get on at Lorient to get your sea legs and sail for 10 days to the Canary Islands, where the ARC will start. You'll then have sailing shifts (around 8 hours/day) and will adjust to the workings of life on board with the other participants (stewardship etc) before the grand departure. To find out more about ARC 2017, click here.

A transatlantic crossing is a real challenge, an adventure that's attracting more and more daredevils. To embark on the ARC transatlantic crossing, you will create a team of 10 amateurs supervised by 2 professional sailors, on board a 21m monohull. This difficult journey requires everyone to participate in the running of the ship, and to pull their weight!

Your possible stops during this cruise

The crossing we offer is split into two parts. You can choose to take part in just the first leg (Lorient-Canary Islands), just in the ARC 2017 competition (Canary Islands-St Lucia), or in both. Get in touch!

STAGE 1: LORIENT-LAS PALMAS. 30/10 - 09/11: 1300€/person

In Lorient, you'll get on a sailboat for 10 days of intense ocean sailing. During this first step, you'll have to take part in sailing shifts. The sailboat doesn't use a pilot or a rewinder. You'll really have to be ready to take on a challenge! For those who want to participate in the ARC, it's an excellent way to get used to being on board a sailboat! For those that don't, these 10 days are ideal for experiencing some of the thrills of sailing, and perfect their sailing skills.
You'll disembark at Las Palmas around the 9th of November.

STAGE 2: LAS PALMAS-ST LUCIA 12/11 - 08/12: 3100€/personne

The sailboat will be at port the 12th of November at the latest. So you are expected to be at Las Palma then. There's a week of festivities before the grand departure of the ARC transatlantic rally, which takes place on the 19th of November. Make the most of the pre-competition atmosphere! A village is mounted for a week, and there's lots of entertainment before setting off.
On race day, 300 sailboats, 1800 sailors of 20 different nationalities will set off!
You'll leave too, for around 20 days of sailing. (This is an estimate. It will depend on the trade winds. If these haven't been set, you will have to sail down to look for them towards the Cap Vert). You'll disembark at St Lucia after crossing the Atlantic. After completing this extraordinary challenge, you can catch a plane back to France.

Skippair advice: Arrival dates and sailing times are only an indication. To give yourself more flexibility, book an open return.

The boat


Challenge 67 - 21.0m


  • 4 double cabin(s)
  • kitchen
  • 2 shower room(s)

The skipper sleeps in a single cabin, the other cabins are available for passengers


Monohull of 21 meters with 4 cabins for up to 10 people.
The sailboat has 2 double cabins and 2 triple cabins (single berth)
The crew has its own post at the rear.

Practical information

Life on board

Where do we sleep ?

The skipper sleeps in a single cabin, the other cabins are available for passengers

Food on board

The skipper helps you to cook, but everyone lends a hand.

Location and boarding time


Lorient Port

Boarding time

A définir avec l'équipage professionnel

Landing time

A définir en fonction de la Transat

How to get there ?

You can get there on a plane (Lyon or Paris are an hour away), on the train or in the car (free parking at the submarine base), or even car-sharing! On site, you can take the bus to get to the submarine base.

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