Given economic conditions, you might think this would be an off year for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). The opposite is true, however. Nearly five months before the start of the ARC, the World Cruising Club, organizers of the rally, report that it has a full roster of 225 boats registered for the rally. In fact, the World Cruising Club has closed the registration and started a waiting list for the 2009 rally.
According to the World Cruising Club, boats from 28 countries have registered for this year’s event. The ARC starts on Nov. 22 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.