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Practical preparation advice for an offshore passage from ARC sailors and cruising rally experts. 29/07/2016

This autumn we will be hosting a series of forums to inspire sailors to extend their offshore cruising boundaries. Each forum will feature a panel of experienced bluewater cruisers sharing their personal experiences of sailing offshore passages and living on board, together with industry professionals giving their own practical top tips. The objective is to share their knowledge and experience in a friendly and informative way and audience members are encouraged to participate and to ask questions. During the two-hour forums, panellists will discuss the planning and preparation required for ocean cruising, with special emphasis on WCC rallies including the ARC, Caribbean 1500 and World ARC. Topics covered include preparing your boat, selecting equipment, sail handling, life onboard,... Click here for more info..

Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors. 05/05/2016

Over 150 aspiring bluewater cruisers are set attend the third annual Bluewater Weekend hosted at Berthon Marina in Lymington on 14-15 May.... Click here for more info..

Choosing for Offshore Cruising at the Bluewater Weekend. 21/04/2016

Bluewater Weekend: 14 and 15 May 2016, Lymington UKMore than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser... Click here for more info..

The 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers wraps up in Saint Lucia. 20/12/2015

In an evening of high emotion and just a little drama, focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 30th Atlantic Rally for... Click here for more info..

Noisy Welcome for Sea Symphony. 17/12/2015

The last official finisher has now crossed the line in Rodney Bay, in a stately progress eagerly awaited by well-wishers ashore. With just... Click here for more info..

Warm Welcome for Last Few Boats. 15/12/2015

The tail-enders may have been at sea for over three weeks, but that just adds to the warmth of the welcome they receive at Rodney Bay, as... Click here for more info..

Going South to Plant Trees. 13/12/2015

Having recovered from their Atlantic adventure, a band of enthusiastic ARC crews set off yesterday (Sat 12 December) for an excursion to the... Click here for more info..

Chillin’. 11/12/2015

Whilst the dockside in Rodney Bay Marina is busy, it often seems busy with ARC sailors just chilling-out after their transatlantic voyage.... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Wraps Up in Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia. 10/12/2015

For the sailors of ARC+ 2015, last night’s prize-giving ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las... Click here for more info..

Rolling in to Rodney Bay. 07/12/2015

Since the first ARC+ boats made landfall 11 days ago, the once-quiet dockside in Rodney Bay has been transformed into the venue for a mobile... Click here for more info..

Evacuation of four crew from ARC yacht Magritte. 04/12/2015

At 1940 (UTC) Thursday 3 December, World Cruising Club was contacted by Steve Arnold, skipper of ARC yacht Magritte to advise them that the... Click here for more info..

Team Brunel sail in to Saint Lucia to set a new ARC Course Record . 30/11/2015

VO65 Team Brunel (NED) has broken the ARC Course Record sailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in an elapse time... Click here for more info..

ARC+ First Arrivals in Saint Lucia. 28/11/2015

Today Saint Lucia cheerfully welcomed the first arrival of the ARC+ fleet, X-612 Nix after a fast 2100NM passage from Mindelo, Cape... Click here for more info..

Rodney Bay Ready to Welcome ARC+ Arrivals. 27/11/2015

On 18 November the ARC+ fleet left Mindelo, Cape Verde bound for Saint Lucia’s shores just over 2000nm miles away. Ten days on, the ARC... Click here for more info..

Steady as we go - Day 3 at sea for the ARC fleet. 25/11/2015

Following their blast off departure from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday, the fleet of ARC 2015 continue to be propelled into the... Click here for more info..

Rocking and rolling to Saint Lucia: ARC 2015 starts in spectacular style. 22/11/2015

Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as the yachts taking part in ARC 2015 made their way out of... Click here for more info..

Sailor Ted joins the Friskus Crew. 21/11/2015

Each year children of the ARC are invited to write to the ARC's mascot, Sailor Ted and tell him about the adventures they will have if he... Click here for more info..

A fiesta send off for ARC crews. 21/11/2015

There's just 24 hours to go until the start of ARC 2015. Today is all about last minute checks, making sure there are plenty of provisions... Click here for more info..

Tick...Tick...Tick...Countdown to the start of ARC 2015. 20/11/2015

Departure day is looming for ARC Crews in Las Palmas as the clock counts down to Sunday's start. The pontoons are bustling with... Click here for more info..

Back to the 1980's for the ARC Costume Party. 19/11/2015

There’s lots to do before the crews depart but many continued with the seminar programme on Wednesday, heading to the lecture theatre at the... Click here for more info..