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ARC/ARC+ 2020 Closing Date for Entries. 05/08/2020

Closing Date for Entries for the 2020 ARC Rally AnnouncedTo allow for planning of a COVID secure ARC/ARC+ in the Las Palmas and the rally's Caribbean end ports this year, a closing date for entries for ARC/ARC+ 2020 has now been announced as 31/08/2020.Any sailors wishing to join the ARC this year will need to apply via this page and pay the boat entry fee no later than 31/08/2020. Interest for next year's ARC rally is anticipated to be strong, and due to sailors swapping from this year, the rally is expected to be oversubscribed in 2021. Next year's ARC entry list is planned to open in September 2020; to receive the 2021 information pack and email updates click here.... Click here for more info..

Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) Route. 03/08/2020

ARC Update 03 August 2020Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) RouteDue to the additional requirements expected for entry... Click here for more info..

ARC and ARC+ 2020 – November Departures Confirmed for COVID Secure Rally. 30/06/2020

[03 August - this item has now been superseded by this post from 03/08/2020]Since its beginning in 1986, the ARC has always been about... Click here for more info..

COVID-19: Update on World Cruising Club Rallies. 27/05/2020

Due to the on-going COVID-19 global public health emergency, World Cruising Club are mindful that our rallies should only take place where... Click here for more info..

WCC announce a new partnership with North Sails. 26/05/2020

World Cruising Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading sailmakers North Sails who join over 20 marine companies... Click here for more info..

ARC 2020 - COVID19 (Corona virus) Update. 16/03/2020

World Cruising Club would like to assure ARC 2020 rally participants that we are continually monitoring the on-going situation regarding the... Click here for more info..

Curtain Call for ARC 2019. 22/12/2019

On Saturday 21st December hundreds of sailors from the 2019 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers came together for a night of... Click here for more info..

The final ARC Arrival and Closing Ceremony Preparations. 21/12/2019

Just before 10am today the last ARC boat, Milena Bonatti crossed the line and sailed into Rodney Bay Marina. Despite being plagued by pesky... Click here for more info..

ARC Baking Secrets and More - The week so far. 17/12/2019

With the flood tide of the ARC over and participants settling into Caribbean island life, the atmosphere in St Lucia has calmed down. Only... Click here for more info..

ARC Youth Team make landfall in Saint Lucia. 12/12/2019

For the first time in history, a crew of young sailors from Gran Canaria, Saint Lucia and the UK have completed an epic transatlantic... Click here for more info..

Hallucine leads the ARC fleet into Rodney Bay. 06/12/2019

At 00:52:47 on Friday 6th December, Rodney Bay welcomed the first arrival of ARC 2019, French flagged Marsaudon TS5 Hallucine. Led by... Click here for more info..

Awaiting the Advent of ARC+ Arrivals. 30/11/2019

As the ARC and ARC+ fleets are looking out on the horizon and counting down the miles to the rum punch welcome, the teams from World... Click here for more info..

An Ocean Classic Gets Underway. 24/11/2019

A great adventure has now begun for over a thousand sailors from fifty-three nations who departed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today to cross... Click here for more info..

Less than 48 Hours until the ARC Start!. 22/11/2019

With the ARC start now less than 48 hours away participants are beginning to switch gears focus on the last stage of preparations. While the... Click here for more info..

From Costume Party to Safety demos, a Busy 24 Hours in Las Palmas!. 21/11/2019

The past twenty four hours in Las Palmas have been a busy one for both participants and yellow shirts alike. Last night a Raymarine... Click here for more info..

It's the final countdown.... 20/11/2019

The countdown is on before the ARC fleet departs Las Palmas and  skippers and crew alike are getting stuck into final preparations.... Click here for more info..

ARC 2019 Opens with lively national flag parade. 17/11/2019

With the majority of boats now docked in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and crews busy making preparations for their 2,700 nm Atlantic ahead of... Click here for more info..

An Ocean Sailing Masterclass. 14/11/2019

Day One of the ARC seminar programme kicked off today with a packed room of enthusiastic ARC sailors keen to listen to the experts in ocean... Click here for more info..

ARC Program Kicks Off in Las Palmas. 11/11/2019

Whilst the first of the ARC+ boats are expected to arrive in Mindelo, Cape Verdes on Thursday evening, here in Las Palmas, the start of a... Click here for more info..

A Swell Send-off for ARC+. 10/11/2019

It was a challenging start to leg one of ARC+ 2019 today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a large north easterly swell gave the boats a... Click here for more info..

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