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World ARC

Starting from Saint Lucia and Australia, World ARC is the voyage of a lifetime. A 26000 NM tradewind circumnavigation with our team in every port ensuring a warm welcome.
World ARC is a mix of cruising in company and free time to explore. Make a full circumnavigation or sail half a rally. The pace keeps the fleet together, enjoying the shore-side activities as a group, while staying with the best weather. Families with children, retirees or a ‘grown up gap year’ - all are welcome as part of World ARC. Our dedicated rally team ensure you make the most of your time ashore, and provide peace of mind at sea.
“Bill and I will remember this trip every day of our lives. It has been a life changing experience”


Sailing the Pacific - Leg 5 (Raiatea to Tonga via Suwarrow & Niue).

Arriving in French Polynesia almost two months ago, the World ARC fleet have enjoyed cruising around the mountainous islands with their turquoise lagoons and surrounding coral reefs. Today marked the end of their time in the Society Islands as the fleet set off on their next adventure to Tonga via the remote atoll of Suwarrow (Cook Islands) and the worlds smallest independent nation,... Click here for more info..

Free Cruising & Racing in the Society Islands.

During the last week, the World ARC fleet have enjoyed a free cruising period in the surrounding islands of Tahiti, the Society Islands named by Captain James Cook. The islands are split into two groups, the Leeward and Windward Islands including the famous must see destinations of Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea.Following a Pacific crossing from the Galapagos Islands, many boats have been busy... Click here for more info..

Rendezvous in Tahiti.

Since arrival in French Polynesia and a rendezvous in the striking Marquesas Islands, the fleet have enjoyed a free cruising period visiting the remote island group of the Tuamotus before arriving in Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. Following a long construction period of the new town marina ‘Quay des Yachts’, the World ARC fleet have been welcomed as the first yachts to use the marina boasting... Click here for more info..
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Widago - Bermuda-Azores Day 4: Shhhhhhhh

It's been a calm day out here today. Winds shifted to our rear and die down a bit, so we launched the parasailor again. Only about 9kts true, but we are still creeping along under sails. Not even a whisper from the fishing department. Apparently read more...


Widago - Bermuda-Azores: Day 3

Fantastic day sailing the North Atlantic. WIDAGO finally took down her parasailor, and it was a whole family affair. Luckily we were able to sail it even as winds came around at 90 apparent. But speed was being sacrificed for comfort, and we have read more...


Luna Quest - Thursday, 21.5.15

Noon Position: 15.35S 163.13WDaily run: 122 milesBecause of a lack of wind, we ran the engine all night, making about 4 knots in a confused sea, but by 6.30am this morning a forecast southeasterly had put in an appearance, at first feebly and then read more...


Luna Quest - Friday, 22.5.15

Noon Position: 15.51S 165.23WDaily run: 152 milesAn extensive grey mass of low-hanging cloud, so low that it melded with the sea in places, with ominous patches of deep black, accompanied us on our starboard side for the better part of the read more...


Luna Quest - Wednesday, 20th May, 2015

Noon Position: 15.38S 161.25WDaily run: 36 milesYesterday must be among the most squally days on record. There were few brief periods when the rain did not come pelting down. We tried to set the genoa on a pole, just by itself and no other sail. It read more...

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Just a short note to express our gratitude and thanks for the terrific service we are enjoying from you and your staff. I had little idea what to expect being fairly new to this sailing lark, and we blindly paid in advance trusting that you would deliver. You certainly have done! Whilst, we were building our businesses, we had many sayings and quotes and one of my favourites was always to exceed your client’s expectations no matter how high or low. You have certainly achieved that for us and we do thank you.
Steve Rodwell, sy Kasuje
It was the trip of a lifetime. Many thanks to World ARC and its personnel who made this possible.
Steve Spracher, sy Southern Cross

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Offshore Yacht Rigging Podcast with Mike Meer

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 yacht rigging in the context of ocean sailing, in Mike’s witty, fun-loving style. He’s a cool guy, and he gets across complex rigging issues in a very understandable manner. The slides from Mike’s talk are available at this episode’s blog page on 59-north.com/sailingpodcast, so head there to follow along. Mike's talk was recorded at the March Ocean Sailing Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. Click here to see other learning opportunities from World Cruising Club.... more info

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