Over 1,100 participants completed the 30th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers in 2015. Alongside record-breaking passage times were a dismasting, a sinking yacht and a marriage proposal

Atlantic circuit

Sam and Alexandra Fortescue share the knowledge and experience they gained on a one-year Atlantic circuit from the UK to the Caribbean, and back home via New York

'Chance' round Pigeon Island

Sailing across an ocean, there are myriad sail plans to choose from to power you across an ocean. We spoke to six ARC 2014 finishers to find out what works

'Peter von Seestermuhe' starting the ARC 2015

Sailing an ocean – your questions answered:   ‘I’ve never sailed the Atlantic before but I have a boat. Should I crew first or am I okay to skipper?’ Jeremy…