ARC 2012

November 20, 2012

World Cruising Club 2012

The 2012 ARC will be starting on Sunday 25th November from Las Palmas, preparations for the 2700 mile crossing are nearly complete. Over 230 boats are expected on the start line and we are pleased to say a lot will be powered by Dolphin sails. Dolphin has supplied sails and covers to the majority of the 24 Oysters who are crossing, plus the 12 that set off earlier this month independently. In addition to all the Oysters there will be ‘Heartbeat IV’ (Dufour 45e) and ‘Sirius’  a 55′ ketch taking part. 

As always there has been much discussion regarding downwind sail settings. For the Oysters there has been a good mixture of twin headsail systems and asymmetrics chosen. The Karver top down furler has also proven to be very popular. It is very reliable and easy to deploy from the safety of the cockpit. 

We wish all the crews a fun and safe trip – we look forward to following their progress via the trackers and various blogs!


Contact Jon Sturmer for further details.