We offer two transatlantic events that take you from the Canaries across to the Caribbean:

  • the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and
  • the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic race (RORC transatlantic).

Our fleet of yachts are available for whole boat charters or individual crew places for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic race.

RORC Transatlantic Race – The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic race is a fairly new addition to the annual transatlantic events. The RORC transatlantic yacht race takes you across the Atlantic Ocean from Lanzarote, in the Canaries, to Port Louis in Grenada. The race attracts professional and amateur race crews alike to take on the challenge of a race across the Atlantic. Starting in the first week of January it's a great way to kick-off your sailing year and should take full advantage of established trade winds.

ARC Transatlantic Race – The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is now established as a famous annual transatlantic event that is the largest Trans Ocean race of its kind in the world. The ARC Race organisers ensure a high level of safety and also organise some great social events suitable for the whole family. The ARC yacht race takes you across 2700 miles of the Atlantic Ocean from Gran Canaria in the Canaries to St Lucia in the Caribbean on the trade wind route intended to give optimum exciting downwind sailing.

Crew fees

Transatlantic Crew Places £4,795

How to Book

Email [email protected]

Phone +44 7841 590 714


RORC Transatlantic Race Pre-Race Preparation Programme: 3rd to 7th January 2023

Race start: 8th January 2023


ARC Pre-Race Preparation Programme: 14th to 18th November 2023

Race start: 19th November 2023


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What to expect

Global Yacht Racing realise the importance of bringing the crew together and preparing them, as a team, for a long-distance event like a Transatlantic crossing.

We offer a pre-race programme in the Canaries that ensures you are prepared and confident around your yacht before the race start.

During the pre-race programme you can expect to take part in a range of activities, carried out onshore, alongside in the marina and out on the water, to include safety briefings, sail changes and manoeuvres, as well as covering the use of spinnakers and downwind sailing.

This pre-race programme will also involve the purchasing and stowage of provisions, social events and in the case of the ARC will allow you to attend a variety of seminars as offered by the race organisers.


Why we love these Transatlantic Races

Join the winners! In 2010 EH01 won both her division and the IRC class overall in the ARC and have the pewter mug to prove it. Since then, we have had very good results with a number of second place finishes.

For first timers these transatlantic events are definitely the challenge of a lifetime and nothing beats the sense of achievement of arriving at your destination after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Even for seasoned ocean warriors there is something amazing about being propelled across such a vast stretch of water by harnessing the power of nature. Many of our clients look to join us before taking on this epic challenge on their own boat!

Offshore yacht racing is also about experiencing the powerful beauty of the nature, whether it be a serene sunset or a wild gale whipping the tops of towering waves, or if you’re not into all that hippy sentiment then the satisfaction of being able to say “been there and got the T-shirt” is enough!

Either way we’ve been doing the ARC event since 2006 and can say that nothing comes close to the feeling of that first celebratory drink on the dock upon arrival in the Caribbean after two or three weeks at sea!