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120 High Street
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

World Cruising Club have been working closely with the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority for many years, to ensure that an attractive programme of events is arranged for the ARC, from the arrival of the first ARC yacht in Saint Lucia through to the Final Prize Giving. From the moment ARC yachts arrive in Saint Lucia, the Tourism Authority are on hand, with information and advice, to make their stay an enjoyable one, ensuring yachts leave the Island with fond memories.

Web Site:

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority
Johnson’S Hardware Building, (Opposite Rodney Bay Marina)
1 Bella Rosa Road
Rodney Bay
Saint Lucia

Turismo de Gran Canaria

The Tourism of Gran Canaria has a long standing relationship with World Cruising Club and the ARC as co-sponsor in the start port, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A full and varied programme of social activities is arranged for the two weeks before the start of the ARC and many of these are organised by the Tourism of Gran Canaria. With numerous information booths around the City, the Tourism has also developed a very informative website with direct links to everything related to Gran Canaria and up-to-date information on services and resources, available in several different languages #muchtolive #muchoporvivir


Turismo De Gran Canaria
Calle Triana, 93
Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Islas Canarias

Ports Sponsors
Autoridad Porturia de Las Palmas

The ARC starts from the yacht marina of Las Palmas - the Muelle Deportivo which is owned and operated by the Autoridad Porturia de Las Palmas. World Cruising Club have worked closely with the Las Palmas Port Authority for many years. As co-port sponsor in Las Palmas, and with feedback from ARC participants, they have developed and improved facilities in and around the marina greatly over the past 10 years. This development continues, with an ambitious plan to double the capacity of the marina by 2005. Today, the Muelle Deportivo, which holds the fleet of ARC yachts prior to the start, is a cleaner, better serviced and safer city centre marina for visiting yachtsmen thanks to it's development alongside the growth of the ARC. Las Palmas is the home of the ARC, and Muelle Deportivo is right at the centre of this important event for the city of Las Palmas, and the island of Gran Canaria.


Subdirector Tecnico
Autoridad Portuaria De Las Palmas
C/. Tomas Quevedo Ramirez S/N
Las Palmas De GC
Islas Canarias

City of Las Palmas

The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was founded in June 24th, 1478 by the Castilian captain Juan Rejon, who started the conquest of the island from the area placed at the mouth of the "Guiniguada" ravine. This place, at the very beginning known as "El Real", is nowadays in the heart of the historic district of Vegueta. The city became a very important place because of the sugar cane trade, that at the same time brought dangerous enemies to the city, such as pirates, who attacked on an on the city until the XVIII century. The building of the "Puerto de la Luz" in the second half of the XIX century was the first step for the city in the process of achieving its modern appearance. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has become the platform in which three different continents meet. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria together with Santa Cruz de Tenerife are the capitals of the Canarian autonomous community. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria faces the XXI century turned into the most important economic centre of the Canaries, and the city is also the 8th Spanish city at the population ranking. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an open, cosmopolitan and livel city with a total population of over 365,00 citizens.

Web Site:

Concejalía de Turismo
Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Casa del Turismo - Parque Santa Catalina
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Flow Saint Lucia

Flow Saint Lucia - mobile, home, business, TV and broadband solutions

Web Site:

Bay Shopping Mall
Flow C&W Communications Plc.
Rodney Bay
Saint Lucia

IGY Rodney Bay Marina

Nestled on the north side of the stunning island of St. Lucia is Rodney Bay Marina, a premiere yachting destination. Considered one of the Caribbean’s leading centers for yachting and sport fishing, Rodney Bay Marina offers yachters 232 slips and a 4.5 acre boatyard, as well as excellent accommodations for megayachts up to 200 feet with drafts of up to 14 feet - all in a well-protected hurricane-safe haven. Onshore, the world-class property offers an excellent recreational area with a swimming pool as well as outstanding retail, restaurant and entertainment options.


Marina Office
P.O.Box 1538
Saint Lucia


Rolnautic Chandlery, conveniently located in Muelle Deportivo close to the ARC pontoons, joined forces with World Cruising Club as a sub-sponsor for the ARC in 2002. With continued sponsorship for ARC2003, Rolnautic offer a generous 10% discount to ARC participants through their ARC discount card scheme. They have an excellent selection of general chandlery and are agents for many leading suppliers including, Plastimo, Jabsco, Vetus, Magellan, Lewmar, ACR Beacon & Liros Ropes. With multilingual counter staff and extended opening hours during the build up to the start of the ARC in Las Palmas, Rolnautic provide a first class service.

Tel: Spain(+34)928296811
Web Site:

Carlos Rodriguez
Rolnautic, Joaquin Blanco Torrent s/n
Pto. Deportivo
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Islas Canarias

St.Lucia Yacht Club

The Club is situated on Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay, with Rodney Bay Marina close by. From the Club House there are panoramic views across the bay. The Club has squash courts and bar and restaurant, together with shower and toilet facilities. Members and their guests, as well as visitors from overseas are always welcome at the Club.


P.O. Box 764
St. Lucia

Weather Routing Inc.

WRI is the worldwide leader in yacht forecasting, offering a wide array of forecast products and services. Our services may be used for rallies, regattas, or individual voyages at any time of the year. Our forecasts and routes are individually prepared, tailored to your vessel. Requests for our yacht services start and stop at your discretion. We offer a plethora of services to our clients; our services are established to meet all of your yachting needs, including climatology studies, and long range outlooks for planning purposes. WRI also provides weather charts, tropical surveillance, heavy weather reports, and much more. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff of forecasters are available to aid in interpretation and consult in the decision making process. SeaWeather is our subscription based website, regarded as a convenient resource to retrieve multiple sources of weather information. In our subscription packages, WRI's latest online weather service is very advantageous for the Skipper.

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P.O. Box 345
Glens Falls
United States of America

Corporate Members
Admiral Marine

Admiral Marine have a long standing relationship with World Cruising Club and extensive experience of insuring cruising yachts Worldwide. Their RallyeXtra insurance policy has been specifically created for World Cruising Club rally participants and offers comprehensive cover and additional benefits not found as standard in other policies. Admiral can also provide an efficient in-house claims service with a global network of surveyors and repair specialists providing peace of mind for cruising sailors.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1722416106

Cristelle Paulley Or Richard Chitty
Admiral Marine Ltd
4 Barnack Centre
Blakey Road
United Kingdom

Advance Yacht Systems

Cruise the world in comfort! Advance Yacht Systems, are the UK’s leading provider of comfort on board. They are exclusive distributors of Frigomar air-conditioning, Paguro generators, Remoran hydrogenerators and Cristec battery chargers. Remoran Wave hydrogenerators can generate up to 300W of power, allowing customers to produce their own power as they sail, without emissions or noise.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1794523900

9 Fernacre Business Park
Budds Lane
United Kingdom
SO51 0HA

Berthon International

Founded in 1877, Berthon is an established Yachting Group, and works hard to be current with the services that it offers for today´s discerning yachtsman. Berthon International is a well-respected name in the quality yacht brokerage market, with offices in Lymington UK, the Côte d´Azur in France, Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Henån in Sweden, Newport Rhode Island in the USA. They also have a large service facility in Palma de Mallorca. Berthon always has a vast selection of bluewater cruising yachts available for sale as well as motor yachts and performance sailing yachts. They are the UK/European and USA agents for a number of quality yacht builders including Solaris, Rustler and Moody, as well as being specialists in the sales of pre-owned Discovery sailing yachts. Of course they are very happy to offer professional advice and an efficient sales service should you be buying or selling.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590679222

Alan Mcilroy
Berthon International
The Shipyard
Bath Road
United Kingdom
SO41 3YL

Bomarine NL

Bomarine is the leading company in the Netherlands supplying new and innovative sailing equipment and ideas to long distance and coastal sailors. As the official representative of World Cruising Club in the Netherlands they are the first point of contact for all Dutch sailors planning to participate in World Cruising Club events.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)
Web Site:

Postbus 321
2270 AH

Hamble School of Yachting

The Hamble School of Yachting is the leading independent RYA Sea School in the UK. Established 30 years ago and based on the river Hamble, the school is renowned world wide for its excellent reputation for high standards of tuition and personal service.

The School runs the complete range of RYA courses on both sail and power. There is also a wide range of other course which might be suitable for participants in World Cruising Club events. Some examples are;

  • RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course
  • RYA 1 st Aid
  • Sea Survival
  • MCA/STCW Medical First Aid Aboard Ship and MCA/STCW Medical Care Aboard Ship
  • Own Boat Tuition
  • Yacht Maintenance

For any information about any courses we offer please contact us in the office.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)2380452668
Web Site:

Mercury Yacht Harbour
Satchell Lane
United Kingdom
SO31 4HQ

Hayes Parsons

As one of the leading marine brokers in the UK, Hayes Parsons understand the importance of having the correct cover in place for your yacht. Global or localised cruising offers unique challenges and Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers have the experience to understand these and offer bespoke solutions. As an independent insurance broker they are able to negotiate terms from their hand-picked panel of UK based insurers as well as having strong relationships with Lloyd's Syndicates and can offer cover for US and Canadian flagged boats through US markets. Their experienced in-house claims team is also available to provide support whenever clients need it.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1179301687

Beacon Tower
Colston Street
United Kingdom


Hydrovane is your best crew member: an independent self-steering windvane and emergency rudder/steering system... ready to go!

Hydrovane will fit any cruising boat

Off-centre installations are the norm!

Doubles as emergency rudder/steering

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Tel: Canada(+1)6048800234
Web Site:

2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver
V7V 1Y1

Mactra Marine

Mactra Marine Equipment specialise in equipment for serious blue water sailors and liveaboards. UK Exclusive dealer in Schenker Watermakers and official distributor for Katadyn watermakers. New Generation watermakers specially designed for yachts where power is often an issue. From Katadyn’s 06 Survivor, the worlds smallest hand operated watermaker for liferafts & grab bags through to the Schenker range which start at 30 litres of produced water per hour for just 8amps at 12V to the Modular 210 producing 210 litres water per hour using 24V DC or 220V AC. Models have an option to be fitted with analogue and digital controls performing automatic water making and fresh water flushing actions. Mactra Marine give a full back up service to their carefully selected products with owner’s workshop sessions and vessel installation surveys.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1934517288

Unit 13, Worle Industrial Centre
Weston Super Mare
United Kingdom
BS22 6BX


Since 2002 MailASail has been operating an accelerated email service offering up to 90% reduction in call costs. It is of particular interest to cruisers using Iridium or mobile phones.

MailASail can also supply Iridium phones, airtime and mobile phone connectivity at competitive prices. A "Blue Water Cruising" bundle is available to World Cruising Club event participants and we also offer a complete installation and training service for customers who prefer to have their communications set up professionally.

MailASail will be in Las Palmas before the start of the ARC to provide on-site communications support prior to the event.


Ed Wildgoose
Nippy Networks UK LLP
Unit 8, Saxon Business Centre
41-59 Windsor Avenue
United Kingdom
SW19 2RR

North Sails

North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds the patent for 3Di, a unique composite construction process that produces high-performance sails that approach the shape holding of a rigid foil. North Sails is the sailmaker of choice on the majority of America’s Cup, Grand Prix, ocean race boats and Superyachts. North Sails is proud of our many successes on the racecourse, but did you know that more cruising sailors rely on North than any other sailmaker? At North Sails, we are passionate about performance.


Jeremy Smart
6-7 Fareham Business Park
Lederle Lane
United Kingdom
PO13 0LF

Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety have over 20 years of experience and consider ourselves as marine lifesaving innovators, imparting safety advice and representing some of the world’s leading brands in safety and survival to ensure your safety whilst out on the water. Ocean Safety’s support includes advice for WCC yacht owners and crews when equipping their yachts for long distance voyages and understanding how to operate their safety equipment. For further safety advice and to purchase Ocean Safety products, please contact the Ocean Safety team.


Saxon Wharf
Lower York Street
United Kingdom
SO14 5QF

Peters & May

Peters & May has shipped boats, yachts and associated marine peripherals since 1988. The company now annually ships over 4,000 yachts and motorboats worldwide, supported by its numerous complementary divisions which are all designed to provide a complete and exemplary service to the marine industry.

Peters & May is the first choice of many of the world’s premier race teams, super-yachts and manufacturers, in addition to individual boat owners, offering flexible solutions that can be tailored to any logistical challenge the company is able to cater for any yacht or motorboat, large or small


Unit 9 Goodwood Road
United Kingdom
SO50 4NT


Professional Yacht Deliveries is the specialist of choice for many of the leading names in the marine industry. PYD was founded in 1995 as a dedicated yacht delivery company and this core activity remains central to our business. Over the years, however, customers' demands have seen us broaden our provision progressively to embrace a wide range of ancillary services, including bespoke yacht management and own boat training. There is now almost no aspect of your yacht delivery, boat purchase or cruising plans where PYD cannot make a significant contribution. With a portfolio of commercial clients, including some of the world's most prestigious boat builders, charter companies and brokers, as well as hundreds of discerning and experienced private owners, PYD is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of seamanship and customer care. Whether the vessel is sail or motor, superyacht or family cruiser, and whatever or wherever the requirements, the PYD approach is always meticulous and thorough, but above all professional.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1513421001
Web Site:

Nigel Wilkinson
Professional Yacht Deliveries Ltd
157 Telegraph Road
United Kingdom
CH60 7SE

White Dot Sailing

White Dot Sailing (WDS) advise, guide, support and enable sail and motor enthusiasts to create their own unique adventure by giving them the skills, knowledge, and preparation they need; to overcome any challenge and succeed in their journey with the confidence that allows them the freedom to explore, grow and enjoy a life on the ocean waves. Using their Adventure Projects Programme WDS partner with clients through a series of phases to prepare their yacht and crew for bluewater cruising. WDS help ensure projects run to plan, are cost effective and a learning experience. With their years of knowledge of what it takes to get to the rally start line WDS help clients create a project timeline, provide coaching services and refit services for their yacht. WDS offer free 45 minute sessions to World Cruising Club rally entrants, to discuss any aspect of their preparations for all rallies.


Hamble Point Marina
School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom

YB Tracking

The YB Tracker is a well-proven, self-contained, fully-automatic satellite tracking device. It will accurately report its position from anywhere on Earth, including polar, ocean and desert regions. It is lightweight, waterproof and built to withstand extreme environments. YB Tracking improves media relations and generates public interest in remote events. Originally designed for Adventure Racing, it has applications in yacht racing, trekking, cycling, skiing, polar expeditions, mountaineering, gliding and many other activities that take place in areas where communications are challenging. YB's alert feature complements existing safety procedures, allowing teams to rapidly notify organisers of a problem. YB trackers are available to rent for individual or event use. .

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)23 8000 3888
Web Site:

Unit 8, Fulcrum 2
United Kingdom
PO15 7FN