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Saint Lucia: Well worth crossing an ocean for!

Saint Lucia: Well worth crossing an ocean for!

Sighting land after several weeks at sea is a special moment for ARC sailors, “St Lucia looms large now, rolling hills of velvet dotted with... more info


Ed the Fundraising Iguana!

Ed the Fundraising Iguana!

Whilst the ARC+ fleet were in the Cape Verdes, the crews of three of the boats went to visit the SOS Children's Villages charity in Mindelo. The... more info


March of the Multihulls

March of the Multihulls

In all there are 44 multihulls sailing under the ARC banner this year - 30 on the direct route and 14 sailing with ARC+ showing the growing... 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

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 Pacific - Cruising to paradise

Sail from the US west coast to Mexico and French Polynesia

ARC USA - Caribbean to USA

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

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

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

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

ARC Channel Islands - cruising to France

UK to northern France and the Channel Islands

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland



World Cruising Club Seminars

ARC Forum 2018 - London...More
ARC and World ARC Presentation 2018 Boot Düsseldorf...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar 16-18 March 2018, Guildford UK...More
Blue Water Cruising Forum 2018 - HISWA Netherlands...More
Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Join us at the Ocean Crusing Seminar, Guildford UK - 16-18 March 2018

Join us at the Ocean Crusing Seminar, Guildford UK - 16-18 March 2018

Hosted by World Cruising Club in association with Yachting World, the Ocean Cruising Seminar will return to Guildford, UK from Friday 16th to Sunday... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

ARC arrivals roll in to town. 10/12/2017

Three weeks to the day since the ARC fleet slipped their lines in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a steel drum serenade is continually echoing around... more info


Special celebrations in Saint Lucia conclude ARC+ 2017. 07/12/2017

As the sun set in Saint Lucia on Wednesday 6th December, crews of ARC+ 2017 came togetherto mark the end of a wonderful ocean adventure with a... more info


Saint Lucia welcomes the first ARC arrival – Guyader Gastronomie. 04/12/2017

On Sunday 3 December Saint Lucia joyously welcomed the first arrival of the 2017 ARC fleet, TS42 Guyader Gastronomie after a 2900NM passage from Las... 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