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World ARC reaches Mackay

World ARC reaches Mackay

Soon the first yachts in the World ARC fleet will make landfall in Mackay, Australia, a significant achievement not only as it marks the end of the... more info


Matt Rutherford Podcast, Landfall in Japan

Matt Rutherford Podcast, Landfall in Japan

Regular guest & sailing legend Matt Rutherford is back on the podcast to discuss his recent landfall in Japan, climbing Mt. Fuji, making his own... more info


World ARC making a difference in Tanna

World ARC making a difference in Tanna

World ARC have visited the island of Tanna four times now and during those visits World ARC has developed a close relationship with the community of... more info



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Welcome to the World Cruising Club

Your adventure starts here!

World Cruising Club is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with nine distinct rallies taking place every year.  From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping.

World Cruising Club was born with the very first ARC in 1986, the first-ever ocean crossing rally.  We now help more than 450 boats and 1200 people to achieve their sailing dreams every year.  Some of our rallies are big on fun and big on people, others are more intimate.  Whatever their size, our rallies all adhere to the original ethos of safe and social cruising.

Our rally teams are all keen to ensure that everyone has a great time ashore and afloat; we know that rallies are more than simply sailing.

Join us, your adventure starts here!


World Cruising Club Events

World ARC - Circumnavigation Adventure

Start in Saint Lucia or Australia and sail round the world

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland

ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

Caribbean 1500 - USA to Caribbean or Bahamas

Chesapeake to Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI or Abaco Bahamas

ARC Bahamas - USA to Bahamas

Chesapeake Bay to Abaco, Bahamas

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC USA - Caribbean to USA

Nanny Cay, Tortola to Bermuda, then on to the East Coast

ARC DelMarVa - sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

ARC Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

Cross Biscay to Bayona, then daysail south to Marina de Lagos



World Cruising Club Seminars

Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 13 September 2014...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 11, 2014...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 6-8 March 2015...More
Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 21-22, 2015...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
One thousand trees planted in ARC Forest

One thousand trees planted in ARC Forest

Over 1000 native trees have now been planted by ARC and ARC+ volunteers on a deforested site in the mountains above Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; not... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

ARC Baltic in the medieval town of Visby and beyond. 16/07/2014

ARC Baltics' visit to the Visby on the western edge of the Swedish island Gotland was shorter than planned however crews certainly made the most of... more info


Port Vila, Vanuatu. 16/07/2014

The World ARC fleet have been enjoying another full programme here in Port Vila; round the island tours, abseiling down waterfalls and a dinner... more info


John Rousmaniere, legendary sailor/writer, on 59ยบ North Podcast. 15/07/2014

To anybody that's been near a sailboat, today's guest needs no introduction. John Rousmaniere is a legendary sailor/writer whose been in the thick... more info


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EVENTS NEWS
Experts share their cruising knowledge

Experts share their cruising knowledge

Feedback from our boat show based Ocean Cruising Forum proves how useful the two-hour session is for those thinking about their future cruising... more info