Atlantic Crossing: New Caribbean Destination for ARC+ 2021 Fleet

World Cruising Club has announced that Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina on the island of Grenada will be the new Caribbean destination for the 9th annual ARC+ in November 2021.

Published 2 years ago

Three yachts sailing
Yachts at the start of a previous ARC.

Grenada Destination to Ease Pressure on Saint Lucia

ARC+ 2021 is fully booked with 100 yachts set to start their Atlantic crossing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 7th November.

The traditional, direct ARC route, which departs Las Palmas de Gran Canaria two weeks after the ARC+ start, will sail to Rodney Bay Saint Lucia with the ARC+ destination change to Grenada helping to ease pressure on facilities in Saint Lucia and spread boats within the southern Caribbean.

ARC+ also sails via the Cape Verdes, with a 4-6 day stopover in Mindelo.

More Enjoyable Stopover

Switching the arrival destination to Grenada, overcomes the need for ARC+ yachts to vacate berths immediately after the rally prizegiving pending arrival of the direct ARC fleet, making for a more enjoyable and less rushed stopover for all. The change has allowed an extra day to be added to ARC+ itinerary in Mindelo, Cape Verde, in response to suggestions from previous participants.

Grenada is situated at the southern end of the Windward Island chain, with superb beaches, coves and islands, it is a delightful destination, ideally placed for sailing north through some of best cruising areas in the Caribbean.

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