Registration Is Open for ARC 2013

Popular transatlantic rally expected to attract a crowd.

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Registration

The docks in Rodney Bay, on St. Lucia, fill up quickly once ARC participants complete their transatlantic crossing.Mark Pillsbury

For sailors pondering a transatlantic crossing, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has just opened entry registration for its 2013 event. The ARC leaves late each fall from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, bound for St. Lucia in the Caribbean.

This year’s ARC was fully booked last February. The fleet of 230 sailboats is due to depart November 25.

Organizers say the next World ARC rally, which departs from St. Lucia in January, 2014, is also attracting lots of attention. The rally will last 15 months and cover 26,000 miles.

For more about the rally and to register, visit the ARC website.