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Outfitting Your Boat Podcast

Outfitting Your Boat Podcast

Live from World Cruising Club's Ocean Sailing Seminar weekend in Annapolis. Andy spends 90 minutes discussing boat types and how to prioritize... more info

Pre-launch Reminders

Pre-launch Reminders

We asked Rob Gaffney, principle of Hamble School of Yachting for his Spring top-tips for those about the re-launch their boats.As well as coming to... more info

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The World ARC fleet have left Panama and are heading to Galapagos Islands. This will be a an exceptional experience for the World ARC crews and... 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 - ARC, World ARC, Caribbean 1500, ARC Europe, ARC Portugal, ARC USA, ARC Baltic, ARC DelMarVa and the Malts Cruise. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping, there is something for everyone.

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!
Your adventure starts here!

World Cruising Club, organiser of the ARC and Caribbean 1500 - 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.

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World Cruising Club Events

World ARC - Circumnavigation Adventure

Start in Saint Lucia or Australia and sail round the world

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 Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

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

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 - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland

World Cruising Club Seminars

ARC Langtur Camp Dronningen 2015...More
Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2015...More
ARC DelMarVa Offshore Seminar 2015...More
Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 12 September 2015...More

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Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2015

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2015

We have teamed up with leading bluewater yacht brokers Berthon and Yachting World magazine to host a unique weekend rendezvous at Berthon’s... more info


World Cruising Club join the PBO Ask the Experts Live at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble 2015. 17/04/2015

Hear our top-tips for preparing your boat for bluewater cruisingMeet the team from World Cruising ClubThe annual Beaulieu Boatjumble is an... more info

Countdown continues. 03/04/2015

With little over a month now until the start of ARC Europe & ARC USA on May 9th yachts will be closing in on the two start ports of Nanny Cay in... more info

ARC 2014 Photo Competition - Vote for your favourite image on Facebook. 25/03/2015

Over 300 photos were submitted by crews for the ARC 2014 Photo Competition and the entries this year certainly captured all aspects of ocean... more info

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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