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How to Crew in the ARC

How to Crew in the ARC

The 2018 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their... more info


Back to business in the BVIs

Back to business in the BVIs

In September last year, Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction across the northern Leeward Islands, including the British Virgin Islands – home... more info


Discovering Brazil

Discovering Brazil

While sailing around the world with World ARC, there are two places that have a special prominence along the way: the Caribbean and South America.... 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 Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

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

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

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 USA - Caribbean to USA

Nanny Cay, Tortola to Bermuda, then on to the East Coast

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



World Cruising Club Seminars

Cruising in Portugal Seminar: Southampton 22 September 2018...More
World ARC Presentation - Southampton UK, 22 September 2018...More
World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD: October 5, 2018...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 6, 2018...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar 09/10 March 2019, Guildford UK...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Southampton Boat Show 2018

Southampton Boat Show 2018

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 14-23 September in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

ARC+ 2019: Entries now open. 13/09/2018

ARC+ takes sailors across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via the Cape Verde archipelago. Originally launched in response to... more info


ARC 2019: Entries now open!. 13/09/2018

Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in Saint Lucia. Entries are open: You can now join... more info


World ARC fleet ready for the Indian Ocean . 04/09/2018

The World ARC - currently 22 yachts - have now re-grouped as a fleet once again in Darwin following an enjoyable free cruising period... 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