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Meet the WCC Team Around the World. 23/06/2015

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in Australia, Sweden, UK, USA and Germany during August, September and October 2015. We will be hosting a number of forums and rally presentations and be available to chat about your cruising aspirations and how we can help you prepare to set sail. If you would like more information about where to find us, visit the Training section, sign up for our newsletter, or send us an email to request further details.US Sailboat Show, Annapolis MD - USA, 8-12 OctoberAndy & Mia and the World Cruising Club team will be back at the boat show again for 2015, with lots of events on offer. The booth will be located at O-17, so stop by and say hello, talk to previous participants and learn more about our events.Ocean Sailing Forum... Click here for more info..

Tania Aebi ARC Europe Talk. 26/05/2015

Tania Aebi spoke at the ARC Europe Rally in Bermuda last Sunday, and Andy Schell recorded it for a podcast. Tania was skippering Jojo Maria,... Click here for more info..

Offshore Yacht Rigging Podcast with Mike Meer. 20/05/2015

Episode #102 of '59º North,' is Mike Meer, head rigger at Port Annapolis Marina and Rigging Inspector for the Caribbean 1500. It’s all about... Click here for more info..

Takeaways from Mario Vittone's ARC Europe Talk. 09/05/2015

Mario Vittone, former USCG rescue swimmer and now maritime safety consultant, made a surprise appearance on Friday with the ARC Europe fleet... Click here for more info..

First Impressions - catching up with first-time WCC rally participants. 08/05/2015

Eleven boats joining ARC Europe 2015 are sailing in a WCC rally for the first time and we caught up with a few of the ‘newbies’ dockside at... Click here for more info..

Outfitting Your Boat Podcast. 01/04/2015

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

Pre-launch Reminders. 27/02/2015

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... Click here for more info..

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. 15/02/2015

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... Click here for more info..

Santa Marta, Colombia - new stopover for World ARC. 16/01/2015

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

Tim Wright, ARC Finish Photographer, Photoaction.com. 23/12/2014

We sat down with yachting photographer Tim Wright at the ARC finish in Saint Lucia. Tim has been photographing the ARC finish since 2000,... Click here for more info..

A Saint Lucian’s Glimpse of Las Palmas: WAVE FM's Mike Rogers. 17/12/2014

For twenty-plus years – ever since the ARC finish relocated from Barbados to Saint Lucia – Mike Rogers has been covering the rally locally.... Click here for more info..

Witnessing ARC’s Impact on Saint Lucia. 14/12/2014

With over 230 yachts descending on Saint Lucia each year in December, it’s easy to imagine the impact that all those participants have on... Click here for more info..

Interview with Thane & Brenda Paulsen. 16/12/2014

Brenda and Thane Paulsen spoke with ARC organizers from their Bavaria 39 'Asylum' at Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia. They'd just completed... Click here for more info..

Podcast with Leopard by Finland's Samuli & Timo. 14/12/2014

A chat with Samuli & Timo in Saint Lucia to talk about Leopard's record-breaking run in this year's ARC. Nearly 3,000 miles in just over... Click here for more info..

American Yachts Sail Home with the ARC. 12/12/2014

There are half a dozen US and Canadian yachts in this year’s ARC and ARC+ rallies. Some, like Morning Haze, Maravilha and Antares, are... Click here for more info..

ARC Sailors Become Adventure Scientists. 04/12/2014

Crews on board more than 100 boats sailing with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) are set to collect 600 ocean water samples from a... Click here for more info..

Finnish aim to tumble ARC Course Record. 20/11/2014

As soon as the start gun goes off on Sunday, the competition will be on for the first boat to arrive in Saint Lucia. There is one crew in... Click here for more info..

Looking to warmer climes. 19/11/2014

As start day approaches, all minds are set on what's in store for the crossing ahead and today's seminar programme focussed crew's minds on... Click here for more info..

Meet the crews of ARC 2014. 17/11/2014

It’s week two of the ARC programme in Las Palmas and it’s all systems go. Every crew here has a story to tell about why they are sailing... Click here for more info..

Sailing veteran celebrates his 20th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. 15/11/2014

Although he is the oldest Skipper in ARC 2014, Manfred Kerstan from Berlin certainly doesn’t show it and is all set to enjoy his 20th ARC to... Click here for more info..