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Meeting the Mid-Atlantic Locals

Meeting the Mid-Atlantic Locals

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


Competitive spirit in ARC Racing Division

Competitive spirit in ARC Racing Division

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 fleet of 35... more info


ARC DelMarVa, Caribbean 1500 & Round the World

ARC DelMarVa, Caribbean 1500 & Round the World

For 26 years, the Caribbean 1500 has been the way to get south to the islands. Now, as World Cruising Club USA continues to develop other events... 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 - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

Caribbean 1500 - USA to Caribbean or Bahamas

Chesapeake to Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI or Abaco Bahamas

ARC Bahamas - USA to Bahamas

Chesapeake Bay to Abaco, Bahamas

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC USA - Caribbean to USA

Nanny Cay, Tortola to Bermuda, then on to the East Coast

ARC Pacific - Cruising to paradise

Sail from the US west coast to Mexico and French Polynesia

ARC Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

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

ARC Channel Islands - cruising to France

UK to northern France and the Channel Islands

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

ARC DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland



World Cruising Club Seminars

ARC Bluewater Cruiser's Question Time 2017 - London...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 31 March to 2 April 2017...More
Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 25-26, 2017...More
Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Cruisers Give Thumbs Up to Rally

Cruisers Give Thumbs Up to Rally

Following the successful first edition ARC Channel Islands this August, we are pleased to announce that the rally will sail again in August 2017.... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

Worked so hard, now it’s time to chill. 05/12/2016

With a steady flow of yachts reaching IGY Rodney Bay Marina, the dockside in Saint Lucia is already buzzing as more and more boats arrive. To date... more info


ARC+ Fleet Officially Welcomed to Saint Lucia. 05/12/2016

Fifty-five ARC+ boats have now arrived into IGY Rodney Bay Marina in St Lucia, after a busy start to what will most definitely be a busy week.... more info


Saint Lucia Tourist Board announces the ARC programme. 02/12/2016

Throughout the next couple of weeks the Saint Lucia Tourist Board in conjunction with the IGY Rodney Bay Marina will host a number of activities... more info


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EVENTS NEWS
Experts share their cruising knowledge

Experts share their cruising knowledge

Feedback from our boat show based Ocean Cruising Forum proves how useful the two-hour session is for those thinking about their future cruising... more info