ARC 2015 participants Bonny and Buzz with their skipper Dawn Kelly aboard Dawn Chorus

Excitement is building and tensions are high as final preparations get under way in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for tomorrow's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) start day.

Lysblink Seaways

An official report has found that the grounding of cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways off the west coast of Scotland, was caused by an inebriated watchkeeper.

Rupert Holmes describes the course of action he pursued – and the lessons learned – when storm conditions threatened to cause damage to his moored boat

London Boat Show Theatre (artist's impression)

The London Boat Show 2016 is inviting visitors to celebrate more than 50 years of boating, from the innovations of the 1960’s to the sailing champions of tomorrow.

The ARC+ Monohull fleet setting sail for Leg 1 from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria © WCC/Claire Pengelly

The 64-strong ARC+ fleet set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria amid a gentle swell, warm sunshine and an easy force 4, ENE breeze