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ARC 2016 - Photo Competition Shortlist - Winners Revealed. 28/06/2017

Over 250 photos were submitted by crews for the ARC 2016 Photo Competition and the entries this year certainly captured all aspects of ocean sailing. From sunrises to squalls, fishing triumphs to one-pot wonders and spinnakers to sundowners, the WCC judging panel have been re-living last year's rally and selected a shortlist of four entries from the following categories: Life on Board, Moods of the Sea, Other Boats and Sighting Land.Our Facebook fans and followers have selected their favourite image from the shortlist to win each category and the overall prize.   Overall Winner: Olga Lyubimova from yacht Kristina 'Songs from Russia on the SSB Radio' Category Winners: Life on Board - Jules White Moods of The Sea - Monica Garcia Other Boats - Chance... Click here for more info..

Boating in the Algarve. 01/03/2017

Boating in the Algarve Basing your boat on Portugal’s warm southern coast offers an attractive package sunshine, easy cruising and sandy... Click here for more info..

Social Media Ahoy!. 30/01/2017

The 2016 edition of the ARC Atlantic crossing saw an interesting evolution with regards to social messaging and keeping in touch between... Click here for more info..

'Going where the wind takes us!' - An interview with the crew of Pepper. 09/12/2016

Phil Alberry and Hatty Millar are one of eight crews in ARC+ this year that have sailed the route double-handed. Reaching Rodney Bay sees... Click here for more info..

Just how different is VOR 70 from a normal ARC Boat?. 13/12/2016

Well. That is a question some of the ARC sailors may have pondered when walking along the crowded docks in Las Palmas where cruising boats... Click here for more info..

Young at Heart - An Interview with the crew of radical cruiser MacPat. 11/12/2016

Though both originally from Europe, Miguel Castellote and Patrick Franchet met via sailing in the Quebec Province of Canada where they both... Click here for more info..

'A rhyme of our time (in the ARC)' by the crew of Ludanka. 10/12/2016

The Atlantic Crossing of 2016Brought together a maiden sailing team;A skipper, a cook, an emergency medicA rigger, a boat and a handy... Click here for more info..

Meeting the Mid-Atlantic Locals. 25/11/2016

With almost 300 boats in the ARC fleet spread from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, Marine Ecologist Isabella Tortora Brayda... Click here for more info..

Competitive spirit in ARC Racing Division. 19/11/2016

This year’s rally will see one of the largest groups ever choosing to sail across in the ARC Racing Division, raced under IRC. A diverse... Click here for more info..

Ladies line up for the Atlantic. 16/11/2016

As usual the ARC attracts a large number of female sailors on an  Atlantic adventure, and this year is no different with around 240... Click here for more info..

A floating United Nations. 18/11/2016

With the topical political changes and a sense of unease around the world, the ARC is like a safe haven for sailors from all corners of the... Click here for more info..

Children rule Pontoon S. 15/11/2016

Pontoon S is where the family boats in the ARC are berthed and there is a fantastic gang of children of different ages who are running... Click here for more info..

Fortitude on forty footers. 14/11/2016

Although the average boat length in the ARC is 15.51m (51ft), almost half of the boats sailing across range from 40ft-50ft in ARC 2016. From... Click here for more info..

Charity fundraisers sailing the ARC. 12/11/2016

People take part in the ARC for all sorts of reasons, and one of those is to raise money or awareness for their charity of choice. Here is a... Click here for more info..

Discovering historic Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 09/11/2016

With so many preparations before their Atlantic crossing, it's easy to get caught up with the boat jobs list and miss the many highlights of... Click here for more info..

What happens at Check-In. 07/11/2016

With the ARC+ boats now happily at sea, the focus in Las Palmas has shifted to the ARC boats beginning their own preparations. One of the... Click here for more info..

How to Crew in the ARC. 30/09/2016

The 2016 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their... Click here for more info..

Equipment Breakages in ARC 2015. 14/09/2016

Almost 38% of ARC and ARC+ boats logged some form of equipment breakage during ARC 2015, which, whilst it seems high, is perhaps not... Click here for more info..

Learn from the experts at boat show forums around the world. 29/06/2016

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in the UK, USA and Germany where we will be exhibiting and hosting a number of... Click here for more info..

Toronto Ocean Sailing Forum (Live Audio Podcast). 03/08/2016

Click here for the direct download link.Episode 156 is another World Cruising Club ‘Ocean Sailing Forum,’ this one recorded back in January... Click here for more info..

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