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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)


COVID-19: Update on World Cruising Club Rallies.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 global public health emergency, World Cruising Club are mindful that our rallies should only take place where it is safe to do so for our participants, our staff and the residents of our host nations. Factors including quarantine and social distancing restrictions, the availability of international air travel and opening up of hotels and restaurants are all relevant.... Click here for more info..

WCC announce a new partnership with North Sails.

World Cruising Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading sailmakers North Sails who join over 20 marine companies dedicated to helping rally participants prepare for their cruising adventures as part of the Corporate Membership programme. The aim of the partnership is to inspire sailors around the world to embark on a cruising adventure, using North Sails experts and resources... Click here for more info..

ARC 2020 - COVID19 (Corona virus) Update.

World Cruising Club would like to assure ARC 2020 rally participants that we are continually monitoring the on-going situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. This is of course a rapidly changing situation and we are working to support current participants of our two World ARC fleets, and those planning to participate in upcoming sailing rallies in the first half of 2020.As the ARC takes place... Click here for more info..
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Skyelark of London - ARC Finish

It was nice to have a daylight arrival for a change!Team Skyelark crossed the finish line at around 7 am local time - we had boatsin sight ahead and behind and the last evening at sea was spent trying toimprove and maintain our position. There was read more...


ARC 2019 - Rodney Bay marina - Sailing Greatcircle (ep.152)



ARC 2019 - Arriving in Saint Lucia - Sailing Greatcircle (ep.151)



Greatcircle - ARC 2019 - Getting closer to the Caribbean - Sailing Greatcircle (ep.150) new music



Hatha Maris - Hatha maris day 20 / 14/12/19

Saturday day 20 / 14/12/19The final countdown (It’s a wrap .... only 100 more to eat ;-) )This is my 5th Transatlantic crossing and my longest one, ending tomorrow by sunrise in Rodney Bay after 19 1/2 days of great sailing with 6 awesome crewmates read more...

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I have to admit that I was a little cynical and wary about whether I wanted to be organised into a rally environment before signing up but I am now a convert – and indeed should anyone enquire I will be an advocate for both this event and your organisation

The level of support was just pitched perfectly and the quiet way that the team organised both us and the overall group was superbly efficient but without fuss and over complication. The camaraderie of the participants was fantastic and added a rich element to our first transatlantic experience.

Chris & Kate Russell, Associate3

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.

Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014

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ARC 2019 Photo Competition

We are certainly missing being at sea right now so we thought it would be an ideal time to re-live some of the magic moments of ARC 2019 with the Photo Competition! 

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