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'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

World ARC reaches Mackay

World ARC reaches Mackay

Soon the first yachts in the World ARC fleet will make landfall in Mackay, Australia, a significant achievement not only as it marks the end of the... more info

Matt Rutherford Podcast, Landfall in Japan

Matt Rutherford Podcast, Landfall in Japan

Regular guest & sailing legend Matt Rutherford is back on the podcast to discuss his recent landfall in Japan, climbing Mt. Fuji, making his own... 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

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

ARC Bahamas - USA to Bahamas

Chesapeake Bay to Abaco, Bahamas

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

World Cruising Club Seminars

Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 13 September 2014...More
Women Cruising: Fears, Fantasies, Facts and Fundamentals...More
World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD: October 10, 2014...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 11, 2014...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


World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin. 23/08/2014

Festina Lente and Civetta II arrived in Darwin earlier today with the rest of the fleet likely to arrive over the next few days. Darwin marks the... more info

A fine finish to ARC Baltic 2014 . 19/08/2014

Six weeks ago 27 yachts arrived in Kiel, Germany for the start ARC Baltic 2014, the World Cruising Clubs inaugural sailing event cruising the... more info

Helsinki to Stockholm. 06/08/2014

Following a period of cruising through what was for most their first experience of the Finnish Archipelago, the warm welcome received from the NJK... 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