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Back to business in the BVIs

Back to business in the BVIs

In September last year, Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction across the northern Leeward Islands, including the British Virgin Islands – home... more info

Discovering Brazil

Discovering Brazil

While sailing around the world with World ARC, there are two places that have a special prominence along the way: the Caribbean and South America.... more info

ARC Ladies support Saint Lucia CDGC

ARC Ladies support Saint Lucia CDGC

The Atlantic Women 2017 journey began 3 years ago when Rotarian Konrad Wagner brought Petra Pavlisin to visit the Child Development and Guidance... 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.

Join a rally

World Cruising Club Events

World ARC - Circumnavigation Adventure

Start in Saint Lucia or Australia and sail round the world

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

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 - 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 Pacific - Cruising to paradise

Sail from the US west coast to Mexico and French Polynesia

ARC USA - Caribbean to USA

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

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland

World Cruising Club Seminars

ARC Channel Islands Seminar...More
ARC Bluewater Weekend 2018...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 15 September 2018...More
Cruising in Portugal Seminar: Southampton 22 September 2018...More
World ARC Presentation - Southampton UK, 22 September 2018...More

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Southampton Boat Show 2018

Southampton Boat Show 2018

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 14-23 September in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat... more info


Bula Vinaka Fiji! . 13/06/2018

The World ARC 2018-19 fleet has arrived Fiji!Special clearances were arranged by the World Cruising Club for the fleet to clear into the remote... more info

Port of Refuge Prizegiving Party . 06/06/2018

As the sun set over the Port of Refuge in Vava’u Tonga, World ARC 2018-19 crews gathered together on the deck at the Mango Cafe for drinks and the... more info

Wandering through the Gardens of Ene'io. 06/06/2018

The World ARC fleet 2018/19 participants were treated to an amazing day of beauty at Ene’io Beach and Botanical Garden.Privately owned and developed... more info

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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