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Meet the WCC Team at the Annapolis Boat Show, 2015. 10/09/2015

The Annapolis Boat Show takes place as usual in October, from 8-12 October in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club and our partners' activities at the show.World Cruising Club will have a booth in the show, come and say hi and talk about ocean sailing, rallies we run around the world or future dreams and plans. You will find us in booth O-17.Click here to download a map of the show and where to find the WCC booth (pdf file)World ARC Breakfast and presentationFriday October 9, 8-10 amFederal House RestaurantWorld Cruising Club is hosting a breakfast meeting right beside the Show at the Federal House restaurant on Market Space;... Click here for more info..

Tough leg to USA. 26/05/2015

With most of the fleet now pleased to be ashore since starting from Bermuda last Monday we are starting to receive reports that it was a... Click here for more info..

Weather Delay in Portsmouth, and Surprise Guest Mario Vittone!. 09/05/2015

As the BVI Fleet heads to the starting line, the Portsmouth fleet continues to wait.“It’s disappointing,” said Ian Clarke, skipper of Zoom,... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe Fleet Preparing in Portsmouth. 06/05/2015

The Rally Office officially opened this morning at Ocean Marine Yacht Center in historic Portsmouth, Virginia. The local forecast is... Click here for more info..

Experts share their cruising knowledge. 07/01/2015

Feedback from our boat show based Ocean Cruising Forum proves how useful the two-hour session is for those thinking about their future... Click here for more info..

Avanti & Corsair Take Top Honors at the 25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Prizegiving. 16/11/2014

In the slowest year since 2011, with the last boat still at sea as we go to press – with nearly 100 miles yet to go – the ARC Caribbean 1500... Click here for more info..

Lest We Forget: The Carib 1500 Crews Who Won't Make it to Tortola This Year. 14/11/2014

Nothing ever bad happens in the rally, right? If you read the daily news stories over the years, you’d certainly think so. But despite what... Click here for more info..

One Fleet, Two Very Different Stories. 12/11/2014

Falcon, the 80’ Cookson, did the expected and beat the rest of the fleet to the BVI. The ex-America’s Cup training vessel, now a tricked out... Click here for more info..

Slow Progress in the Caribbean 1500 Fleet. 10/11/2014

Thanks to a late start and slow progress at sea, the Yellowshirt team here in Nanny Cay has had time to explore Tortola more than usual.... Click here for more info..

Yellowshirts in the (rainy) Caribbean / First ARC Bahamas boats make landfall. 08/11/2014

After a brief respite back in Amish Country, where the Rally Control team was based after the Portsmouth pre-departure program, we’re back... Click here for more info..

Day 4 - The fleet is getting their sea legs. 06/11/2014

“The later you are, the more excited dogs are to see you.”That’s Club Carp’s ‘dog quote of the day,’ from Day 1 at sea. They’ve taken to a... Click here for more info..

25th Caribbean 1500 Heads to Sea. 03/11/2014

It was a busy morning on the docks.Conditions were much more favorable for the start of an offshore passage today with the sun shining and... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas Delayed: Start 1200 Monday, November 3. 02/11/2014

It was a windy night at Ocean Marine Yacht Center. At 10:30 last night, Rally Control received a call from Delphinus, a catamaran headed to... Click here for more info..

Tick, tick tick…Clock is running on the countdown to the 25th Carib1500. 29/10/2014

The weather at Ocean Marine has been downright summery. Temperatures touched 80º both yesterday and today. Despite some mid-afternoon clouds... Click here for more info..

Live from the 1500: More German Bier & the start of the Seminar Program. 27/10/2014

Day two at the rally wrapped up last night back at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA. Several boats had arrived throughout the afternoon and... Click here for more info..

Day 1 at the 1500: German Bier, Trick-or-Treat & Safety Checks. 26/10/2014

Maybe it’s because it’s a special year in 2014. Maybe it’s because folks are excited about the large fleet. Maybe it’s the beautiful weather... Click here for more info..

Annapolis Sailboat Show Event Schedule. 02/10/2014

Join Andy Schell and Mia Karlsson, event managers at our World Cruising Club USA base, for the 45th edition of the Annapolis Sailboat Show.... Click here for more info..

John Rousmaniere, legendary sailor/writer, on 59º North Podcast. 15/07/2014

To anybody that's been near a sailboat, today's guest needs no introduction. John Rousmaniere is a legendary sailor/writer whose been in the... Click here for more info..

‘Hiiiiii HOOHHH!’ ARC Europe Fleet is Azores Bound. 14/05/2014

‘Hiiiiii HOOHHH!’ ARC Europe Fleet is Azores Boundby Andy Schell, YellowshirtClick here to go to the Gallery page to view all the photos... Click here for more info..

Gosling's Rum Kicks Off Prizegiving & Fish Fry in Bermuda. 12/05/2014

Malcolm Gosling, 8th-generation of the famed Gosling family here on Bermuda, kicked off last evening’s festivities at the St. Georges Dinghy... Click here for more info..