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World ARC fleet beset with bad weather. 26/09/2016

Since the 24th the fleet have been contending with some unfavourable weather. A small tropical low has been developing to the nor’east of Christmas Island causing strong sou’easterlies with much precipitation and frequent squalls over the route.The fleet had been thoroughly enjoying their brief stopover in Christmas Island when the system first developed. All be it wet at times crews had enjoyed taking tours of Christmas Island and a BBQ dinner ashore. Unfortunately though their time exploring this vibrant island was cut short as crews focus turned to monitoring the conditions.The fleet are now split, two yachts are currently anchored in Cocos (Keeling) Islands, five more are due in overnight and one more on Wednesday. Eight remain in Christmas Island.The system is slowly moving... Click here for more info..

Meet the WCC Team at the Annapolis Boat Show, 2016. 23/09/2016

The Annapolis Boat Show takes place as usual in October, from 6-10 October in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show... Click here for more info..

Cruisers Give Thumbs Up to Rally. 19/09/2016

Following the successful first edition ARC Channel Islands this August, we are pleased to announce that the rally will sail again in August... Click here for more info..

Exploring Lombok and a light airs start. 18/09/2016

After the excitement of welcoming the tow into the anchorage at Gili Gede on Wednesday afternoon it was appropriate that the participants... Click here for more info..

Rallying Around on World ARC - Katarina tows Odysseus following engine failure. 15/09/2016

On Sunday morning 11 September, World ARC yacht Odysseus reported both to Rally Control in Lombok, and on the fleet SSB radio net morning... Click here for more info..

World ARC start from Darwin. 06/09/2016

Leg 9 of the World ARC commenced this morning with the fleet departing Darwin, bound for the Indonesian island of Lombok. Conditions were... Click here for more info..

Jumping Crocodiles in Darwin. 03/09/2016

World ARC participants greatly enjoyed a tour this Thursday to see ‘jumping crocodiles’ on the Adelaide River. The tour commenced with a... Click here for more info..

Final Crossing and the Final Farewells. 29/08/2016

On departing Alderney the fleet said goodbye to two boats, Sophisticated Lady and Magic Moments, who were making their way back to their... Click here for more info..

Relaxing on Alderney. 28/08/2016

Today saw the change to the new itinerary. The sail from Guernsey to Alderney was a slow one, with very light winds most of the fleet... Click here for more info..

Sailing across the ‘top end’ of Australia.. 27/08/2016

Since late July the World ARC fleet have been on free cruising period, enjoying the many delights of the Whitsunday Islands and cruising... Click here for more info..

Blue Sky Sailing and Exploring Guernsey. 25/08/2016

After a quick stop in Cherbourg, the fleet departed towards Guernsey “blessed with blue skies, flat water, epic sunshine” (Midnight... Click here for more info..

Sunshine and Smiles through the Swell. 23/08/2016

After two days of waiting there was an air of excitement dockside at the Haslar Marina as crews prepared for their sunrise departure from... Click here for more info..

And they’re off!. 22/08/2016

After playing a waiting game with the weather since Friday, it was finally time to set sail as the ARC Channel Islands Rally headed for... Click here for more info..

Windy Weekend Waiting Game. 20/08/2016

Dockside chat amongst the ARC Channel Islands fleet in Gosport has been about one thing above all others - the weather! As predicted, the... Click here for more info..

Ready, steady… not quite go. 19/08/2016

There was bright sunshine in Gosport yesterday (18 August) as yachts and crews assembled for the start of the first ARC Channel Islands... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016-17 in Mackay. 01/08/2016

Friday evening World ARC crews enjoyed meeting members of the Mackay Yacht Club over a few cold beers at the club bar and restaurant here in... Click here for more info..

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... Click here for more info..

World ARC 16/17 in Australia. 28/07/2016

The World ARC fleet are currently at sea heading to Mackay, AustraliaAfter a particularly fast passage the first few yachts of the World ARC... Click here for more info..

Alè Tata Vanuatu!. 21/07/2016

14 yachts from the World ARC fleet are heading out into the Pacific Ocean for the last time as they commence Leg 7, Port Vila, Vanuatu to... Click here for more info..

Gift exchange ceremony in Vanuatu. 18/07/2016

One of the most touching moments in Port Resolution was the ceremony of Gift Exchange; the island of Tanna was hit by Category 5 Cyclone Pam... Click here for more info..