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Podcast: Crossing Oceans with Kids

Podcast: Crossing Oceans with Kids

David & Isabelle share their classic story of a ten-year dream-turned-reality to take their kids cruising. A French-Canadian couple from Quebec,... more info

Stepping Stones across the Indian Ocean

Stepping Stones across the Indian Ocean

While the World ARC fleet are enroute to Bali it is interesting to note that not only have the crews commenced the second half of the rally program,... more info

'Sailing Down the Years' Podcast: History of KSSS in Sweden

'Sailing Down the Years' Podcast: History of KSSS in Sweden

On the 59ยบ North podcast, Andy Schell reads the first chapter of a book he found recently in downtown Stockholm on the history of the Royal Swedish... 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

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

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

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

World Cruising Club Seminars

Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More
World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD: October 10, 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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Southampton Boat Show 2014

Southampton Boat Show 2014

The PSP Southampton Boat Show takes place next month, from 12-21 September in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including... more info


Christmas Island - A Jewel of the Indian Ocean. 16/09/2014

For the next 72 hours the majority of the World ARC fleet will be moored in Flying Fish Cove on Christmas Island. The crews will have been planning... more info

'Bye to Bali. 14/09/2014

The World ARC fleet made a great sight today as they sailed across the start line at the entrance to Benoa Harbour, Bali. Before leaving Bali... more info

Australian students farewell World ARC fleet in Darwin. 02/09/2014

The World ARC fleet made a spectacular sight today as they sailed across the start line in Darwin Harbour. After a morning of no wind Rally Control... 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