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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


Santa Marta, Colombia - new stopover for World ARC

Santa Marta, Colombia - new stopover for World ARC

World Cruising Club is very pleased to include Santa Marta, Colombia as a new stopover on our World ARC itinerary. Santa Marta is a beautiful... more info


Tim Wright, ARC Finish Photographer, Photoaction.com

Tim Wright, ARC Finish Photographer, Photoaction.com

We sat down with yachting photographer Tim Wright at the ARC finish in Saint Lucia. Tim has been photographing the ARC finish since 2000, and has... 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

Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 6-8 March 2015...More
HISWA Forum 2015...More
Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 21-22, 2015...More
ARC DelMarVa Offshore Seminar 2015...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
2015 Baltic Rally Open For Registration

2015 Baltic Rally Open For Registration

The first ARC Baltic rally set sail last July, increasing the range of sailing destinations and experiences that World Cruising Club offer. The... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

Arriving in Galapagos. 21/02/2015

The World ARC 2015-16 fleet have all now arrived in the wonderful Galapagos Islands. The leg from Panama was a testing one with the first few days... more info


World ARC 2015-16: Propelled into the Pacific. 13/02/2015

15 boats of the World ARC 2015-16 fleet got off to a cracking start today, heading to their next destination of the Galapagos Islands. The wind,... more info


A festive welcome to Salvador, Brazil. 13/02/2015

Having crossed three major oceans and sailing close to 26,000 nautical miles, the 2014/15 World ARC fleet have enjoyed a festive welcome in... 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