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The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for a great event, and most probably one of the best experiences of my life” Max Klink, yacht Caro (GER)


Meet the ARC Youth Team Sailors.

World Cruising Club are delighted to reveal the twelve crew members who have been selected to sail on board the ARC Youth Team yacht as part of the 2019 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. The initiative brings together ambitious young people from Gran Canaria, Saint Lucia and the UK to sail across the Atlantic on board a Tall Ships Youth Trust 72 foot Challenger yacht, supported by a professional... Click here for more info..

WCC at the Southampton Boat Show 2019.

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 13-22 September 2019 in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club activities at the show. The World Cruising Club team will be available on our stand J176 in the Ocean Hall, every day to chat about... Click here for more info..

ARC 2020: Entries now open!.

Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in Saint Lucia. Entries are open: You can now join ARC 2020!For full details, request an information pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements and will be sent to you be email.About ARC 2020The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many... Click here for more info..
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Next Step - Funchal to Las Palmas

Monday 9th September, we slipped our mooring lines and headed away from Funchal, Madeira and out into the Atlantic on our way south to Las Palmas. After a short period of motoring in the wind shadow of the island we set the sails and had a great read more...


Next Step - Cascais to Madeira

Saturday 31st August, overnight the wind speed reduced considerably, Jeremy had to radio a ship at about 0400 as it appeared on AIS that they were going to pass very close so wanted to make sure that they had seen us. After breakfast we got out the read more...


Next Step - Cascais, Portugal

The trip to Cascais was a little slow at times but the final approach around Cabo Rosa towards Cascais marina was a fantastic fast sail, at times we were making 9 knots over the ground. We had stayed off shore for most of the trip, but when we got read more...


Next Step - Update Baiona to Cascais

We continue our trip from the UK down to Las Palmas. Baiona our last stopover in Spain is said to be the first European harbour to hear that Columbus had discovered America (RCC Pilotage). We have had a great time in Baiona but it is now necessary read more...


Hawkeye - Two ARC boats meet in San Remo

Today Alexandra and I met up with ARC 2019 entry Alessandro Greco on his lovely Beneteau Oceanis 523 “Regina del Mare” which, like Hawkeye, is also berthed here at Portosole in San Remo, Italy.Richard AlessandroAlexandra - and Regina del Mare read more...

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On behalf of myself and my four crew I would like to thank you and all your team for making our time with ARC 2016 a mighty and most enjoyable experience. From the moment we arrived in Las Palmas till departure from Rodney Bay we were looked after so well by your team. All our problems/queries were dealt with in a most competent and satisfactory manner. It was a first class experience for all of us. I had always said that I would only do a trans Atlantic once however this has changed and I will hopefully do it again with ARC!

Nick Musgrave - SY Jasmine (IRL)
“The ARC made such a difference to our sailing experience as a family. We met wonderful friends and the staff of yellow shirts went beyond the call of duty time and again.”
Lucy Van Hove, S/Y La Cigale

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Boom Breakage on The Project!

Each year on the ARC there are great examples of seamanship as a number of boats experience breakages and equipment failures during the crossing. For the majority, the breakage may slow the boat down or reduce the level of comfort on board, but most crews cope well with at sea repairs without requiring outside assistance although the SSB Net and ARC Rally Control can help coordinate assistance from within the fleet if required. On board Sigma 38, The Project this year the six man crew had to cope with a major boom breakage, but continued to Saint Lucia and, in the end, topped their Class in the final results. Crew member Amy Cox shared the story of the breakage, and their repair following their arrival in Rodney Bay.

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