The five crew members of British yacht Pelican were evacuated from onboard their 53 foot Roberts design last last night (Tuesday 01 December) following a rig failure

Consistent sailing is the key to a fast Atlantic passage and this is just what the front runners in the ARC 2009 RORC Racing Divisions have been doing since leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The 24th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) started in spectacular style today as 209 yachts from 32 nations sailed across the start line off Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The ARC yacht Auliana II has been abandoned and the crew evacuated following the loss of the yacht's rudder in the early hours of Monday morning.

It's going to be a big year for the Caribbean this year. The Rallies are full and the number of yachts headed back to the Caribbean mean the service providers will be busy.