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The Emberá People of Darién

The Emberá People of Darién

Our visit started on a dugout canoe flying up the Rio Pequeni to the Emberá Purú village along the border of the Colón and Panamá provinces. The... more info


Boot is Back!

Boot is Back!

Europe's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, is back in action again and World Cruising Club will be there to welcome ARC sailors, both old and new,... more info


Fathers, Sons and Brothers make it a family affair

Fathers, Sons and Brothers make it a family affair

The ARC is a huge achievement for all crews that make the crossing each year, with each person having their own reasons for taking part. Some have... 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 Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

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

ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC January - A New Year Crossing

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

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



World Cruising Club Seminars

North Sails Bluewater Open Day...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar 25/26 March 2023...More
ARC Bluewater Open Boat 2023 (Lymington, UK)...More
Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More

more training ...
WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Looking for the ultimate adventure?

Looking for the ultimate adventure?

Join us and a varied fleet of yachts from all over the world for the adventure of a lifetime and sail the world’s oceans with World ARC.... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

World ARC 2023-2024 Panama Round-Up. 06/02/2023

The new month brings new beginnings for the World ARC 2023-24 fleet. With the Panama Canal negotiated and conquered, the fleet find themselves in... more info


ARC January 2023 – First arrivals in Saint Lucia. 02/02/2023

After two weeks at sea the first of the ARC January 2023 fleet have begun to arrive in Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia. The first boat to cross the... more info


A Hive of Activity in Shelter Bay. 01/02/2023

Having enjoyed a few days in the stunning San Blas Islands, the World ARC fleet headed for Shelter Bay Marina, just near Colon, Panama. The marina... more info


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EVENTS NEWS
Ocean Safety - Pyrotechnics: A Complete Guide

Ocean Safety - Pyrotechnics: A Complete Guide

Flares are an essential part of the safety equipment to be carried on board all rally yachts and our official safety partner, Ocean Safety Ltd have... more info