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Partying in Panama!. 06/02/2016

The World ARC programme in Panama is very busy. The events began with a Panama City Tour to El Casco Viejo (The Old City), founded on 21 January 1673 after the destruction of Panama La Vieja (Old Panama)  in 1671 by pirate Henry Morgan and 1200 men who sailed up the Chagres River to the city which they then plundered and reduced to ruins.El Casco Viejo is a fabulous old town in which to stroll around, with the most amazing old buildings that have been beautifully restored.One of the most memorable event was the Party Bus, an old bus completely transformed with a bar, a DJ and enough room to dance.There are some seats, strap handles and poles to hold on to. The buses drove very slowly around the city for 90 minutes and onboard everybody was dancing and partying. A great experience... Click here for more info..

Pacific here we come!. 04/02/2016

The World ARC fleet completed their Panama Canal transits and are now berthed at La Playita Marina near Panama City. The transits went very... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016/17 at the Embera Village . 04/02/2016

The village World ARC visited today is located on the Chagres River, the main tributary to the Gatun Lake & Panama Canal. It is so... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016-17 ready for the Canal Transit!. 30/01/2016

After the paradise of San Blas the World ARC fleet are now in Shelter Bay Marina in preparation for the Panama Canal transits.Shelter Bay... Click here for more info..

Rendezvous in Paradise. 26/01/2016

Since arriving in the San Blas on Thursday the World ARC fleet have been enjoying many of the beautiful islands with idyllic white sandy... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016 Fleet assembles in San Blas. 23/01/2016

After a quick passage from Santa Marta World ARC 2016 is now arriving in San Blas, Panama.San Blas is a remote archipelago lying just off... Click here for more info..

Work continues on Nanny Cay's new outer marina. 22/01/2016

Busy times in Nanny Cay, host to the start of ARC Europe & ARC USA in May and the finish of ARC Caribbean 1500 in November, as work... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016/17 Start, Leg 2 – Santa Marta to San Blas. 21/01/2016

The World ARC fleet has departed for the islands of San Blas with the memories of a very enjoyable and entertaining week with wonderful... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016/17 Dinner and Prize Giving Ceremony in Santa Marta Club. 20/01/2016

World ARC participants enjoyed the Dinner and Prize Giving event hosted by Marina Santa Marta held in the main dining room of the stunning... Click here for more info..

BBQ Beach Party at Bahia Concha for World ARC 2016 crews. 17/01/2016

With all yachts safely in Santa Marta, World ARC participants visited Bahia Concha where they enjoyed a Colombian Beach BBQ surrounded by... Click here for more info..

First World ARC 2016 boat to complete the First Leg . 13/01/2016

After departing Rodney Bay on the 9th of January 2016 World ARC fleet have commenced their 15 month circumnavigation. It has been a quick... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016-17 Fleet Underway. 09/01/2016

Following an excellent bon-voyage party hosted by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board on Friday night, where the relaxed participants were wished... Click here for more info..

Countdown to the Start of World ARC 2016-17. 08/01/2016

Wednesday's schedule for the World ARC 2016 fleet in Saint Lucia was packed with briefings about the Rally so that crews could learn more... Click here for more info..

Farewell Cape Town. 07/01/2016

On 2nd January after nearly 6 weeks of independence, Victor from World Cruising Club arrived on the docks of the V&A Waterfront Marina... Click here for more info..

A New Year begins for World ARC. 04/01/2016

For eight years, each January there has been a World ARC fleet setting off from either Saint Lucia or Cape Town, to begin or complete its... 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..

The Malts Cruise is back again for 2016. 18/12/2015

The Malts Cruise, World Cruising Club’s social sail around the west coast for Scotland, will be back again in the summer of 2016, after... 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..

From Richards Bay to Cape Town. 15/12/2015

One month on from the World ARC stopover in Richards Bay where crews had the chance to relax, enjoy a traditional Brai (BBQ to non South... Click here for more info..