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World ARC Cruising in Australia

World ARC Cruising in Australia

After exploring Mackay with the help and support of The Mackay Region, the World ARC fleet have been on a free cruising period for a bit over two... more info


A Family Affair

A Family Affair

Spending 15 months sailing around the world with your children - The ultimate experience to share with your nearest and dearest, or a prospect too... more info


What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

The final countdown has begun for the crews of 28 boats starting World ARC in 2019. The 15 month circumnavigation will see them cover some 26,000nm... 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 - ARC, World ARC, Caribbean 1500, ARC Europe, ARC Portugal, ARC USA, ARC Baltic, ARC DelMarVa and the Malts Cruise. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping, there is something for everyone.

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!
Your adventure starts here!

World Cruising Club, organiser of the ARC and Caribbean 1500 - 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.


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World Cruising Club Events

World ARC - Circumnavigation Adventure

Start in Saint Lucia or Australia and sail round the world

ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via Cape Verde

Caribbean 1500 - USA to Caribbean or Bahamas

Chesapeake to Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI or 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 Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

Cross Biscay to Bayona, then daysail south to Marina de Lagos

ARC Channel Islands - cruising to France

UK to northern France and the Channel Islands

ARC DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

ARC Bahamas - USA to Bahamas

Chesapeake Bay to Abaco, Bahamas

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland



World Cruising Club Seminars

Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 14 September 2019...More
Cruising Portugal Seminar: Southampton 21 September 2019...More
World ARC Presentation - Southampton UK, 21 September 2019...More
World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD USA...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 12, 2019...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Join us at the Ocean Cruising Seminar, Kingston - 14-15 March 2020

Join us at the Ocean Cruising Seminar, Kingston - 14-15 March 2020

Hosted by World Cruising Club in association with Yachting World, the Ocean Cruising Seminar will take place in the Kingston, UK from Saturday 14th... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

Rally Wrap Up at the End of a Superb Cruise. 22/08/2019

Difficult to believe that 45 days ago a group of strangers with 15 yachts between them, ranging from 40-75 feet in length, all gathered in Rostock,... more info


Docktails and maritime history for the ARC Baltic fleet. 13/08/2019

After three nights in the Finnish archipelago the next stopover for the ARC Baltic itinerary was Mariehamn, Åland hosted by the ÅSS Marina. Berthed... more info


World ARC Meet the Wallabies of Mackay & Celebrate Completing the Pacific. 05/08/2019

Along with sundowners, impromptu gatherings and private tours, one of the main attractions on the Mackay programme of events is the World ARC... 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