The ARC is an annual transatlantic rally in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and finishing in St Lucia in the Caribbean. The 2,700 nautical mile passage on the North East tradewind route takes between 15 to 19 days. With more than 200 boats participating in this event, the rally is characterised by a tremendous camaraderie between all those taking part.
Northern Child has been participating in the ARC since 2002 and is an incredibly comfortable yacht at sea. The crew onboard will be split into 2 watches and all of the crew will be involved with every aspect of life onboard from helm and sail trim to preparing meals in the galley.
Although no previous ocean experience is required as the professional crew will guide you through the sailing safely and enjoyable. We do however highly recommend that all the crew have assessed whether or not they enjoy sailing, by at least having completed one week of sailing or by joining Northern Child on one of our sailing events in the UK before hand.