The new cross channel cruise has attracted entries from boats far and wide for a week long exploration of the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney with three crew sailing up from the West Country, two from Scotland and one boat from Guernsey to join the 29 strong fleet setting off from Haslar Marina in Gosport.   
 

Despite conditions delaying the departure, sailors were in good spirits and enjoyed a drinks reception to launch the Rally hosted by Haslar Marina onboard the Haslar Light Ship ahead of their trip. The cruise offers preparation advice, support from the lead boat and a great social atmosphere with organised tours as the route takes boats to Cherbourg and on to the Channel Islands.

 

Find out more information about the Arc Channel Islands Rally