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How the America's Cup came to the Caribbean 1500

How the America's Cup came to the Caribbean 1500

by Andy Schell2014 will mark the 25th edition of the Caribbean 1500. It’s now officially branded the ARC Caribbean 1500, ostensibly to have it fall... more info

TeamSurv – mapping the world’s oceans

TeamSurv – mapping the world’s oceans

World Cruising Club boat owners invited to join an ambitious project and help map the world’s coastal waters with a simple data-logger on board.... more info

World ARC Next Stop: The Marquesas Islands

World ARC Next Stop: The Marquesas Islands

The Marquesas fall naturally into two geographical divisions: the northern group centered around the large island of Nuka Hiva and the southern... 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 nince 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 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

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

World Cruising Club Seminars

ARC DelMarVa Offshore Seminar 2014...More
Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2014...More
ARC Langtur Camp, Oslo 2014...More
Exclusive Hamble School of Yachting Training Courses...More

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Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2014

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2014

World Cruising Club has joined with leading bluewater yacht brokers Berthon and Yachting World magazine to host a unique weekend rendezvous at... more info


West Marine Annapolis offers Special Pricing for all USA rally participants. 15/04/2014

Greetings from the USA office! It's Andy & Mia here, with some exciting news for the spring as we start gearing up in earnest for the 2014... more info

ARC Europe hots up!. 04/04/2014

There is only just under a month to go until the start of ARC Europe 2014 and there has been plenty of activity on the entry list. ... more info

ARC 2013 Photo Competition - Results are in. 04/04/2014

The ARC 2013 Photo Competition was well subscribed this year, making it a tough choice for friends and followers of the ARC's social media channels... 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