WORLD CRUISING CLUB RALLIES DEFY ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

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Full Entry List is announced for ARC 2009

Entries have now closed for this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the 24th edition of this world-famous annual transatlantic rally that has defied the economic doom and gloom yet again. The Rally organisers, World Cruising Club, have now opened a waiting list after accepting 225 entries for the 2009 rally.

There are 28 countries represented in this year’s event that starts on 22nd November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. As befits the largest transocean sailing event, every year the ARC brings together over 200 yachts from all over the world, and is without doubt the most popular way to cross the Atlantic. The destination is the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, one of the most beautiful in the Lesser Antilles. The 2700 nautical mile passage on the NE tradewind route takes typically takes between 14 and 21 days and the fleet reaches its destination and the finish line in Rodney Bay.

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