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Best of the blogs. 15/12/2023

Ship’s logs have been written for centuries, providing records and accounts of sailor’s lives and experiences at sea.They are in fact a legal requirement under the International Convention for the Safety of Life as Sea (SOLAS) 1974, their primary purpose is for navigation and safe passage. In a log you record fixes, courses steered, weather forecasts, wind speed and direction, periodic readings of the ship’s heading and speed and its barometer. They should also record watch changes, changes and sail plan, regular maintenance checks whilst on passage and a record of battery voltage, engine running hours and water and diesel consumed.A more recent (in relative terms!) record of a vessel and/or crews time at sea comes in the form of a ships ‘blog’, a much more informal record, detailing all... Click here for more info..

Your Guide to the 2024 Caribbean Regatta Season. 11/12/2023

The Caribbean, with its crystal-clear azure waters and reliable trade winds, plays host to a series of sailing regattas each year. Whether... Click here for more info..

The cruisers that didn't mean to race.... 03/12/2023

ARC+ is a rally, not a race, however, some boats just can't help themselves...Having taken line honours in leg one, from Las Palma to Cape... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Grenada! Mongoose is first multihull, first family boat and second to finish. 29/11/2023

Chris and Erica Murray’s Marsaudon ORC50, launched in July 2023, crossed the finish line off Quarantine Point, Grenada, on Wednesday 29... Click here for more info..

Fleet update as finishing line approaches!. 27/11/2023

With the ARC Plus fleet leaders expected to arrive in Grenada in the next 48 hours, and the ARC fleet leaders nearing the halfway point lets... Click here for more info..

Les bateaux français. 19/11/2023

Les bateaux français sont Albatros (Challenge 67), Little big boat (Sun Odyssey 42i), Madness (XP50), Naughty Corner (Grand Soleil 44),... Click here for more info..

School at Sea!. 15/11/2023

If you're considering participating in the ARC or going bluewater sailing with your children and are interested in home schooling while on... Click here for more info..

Die deutschsprachigen Boote bei der ARC 23. 15/11/2023

Österreich: Adrienne, Freya, Time AUTSchweiz: Nautilia, SaidaDeutschland: Anila, Athena, Craptolite, Joline, Karibu, Loreley, Maxim, Mola,... Click here for more info..

Bluewater cruising on Bavaria Yachts. 13/11/2023

Bavaria Yachts have a long history with the ARC. The very first Bavaria to take part in the ARC was ‘Katinka’, a Bavaria 42, back in 1993.... Click here for more info..

Arriving in Las Palmas – when is the best time?. 12/11/2023

The ARC Rally Handbook advises skippers to get their boats to the Canaries by early October. But why when the start isn’t until... Click here for more info..

SeaLabs Phase 1 completed - now steering into launching a new gen kit for ARC 2023. 19/04/2023

The Spanish environmental group Ambiente Europeo equipped 15 sailboats with mobile test kits – SeaLabs - in November during ARC 2022 for... Click here for more info..

Cookbook Raises Money for St Lucia. 13/01/2023

Sue Sandle has been among the people raising money for local charities for years, and one of the ways is through a carefully compiled local... Click here for more info..

Boot is Back!. 12/01/2023

Europe's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, is back in action again and World Cruising Club will be there to welcome ARC sailors, both old... Click here for more info..

Fathers, Sons and Brothers make it a family affair. 17/12/2022

The ARC is a huge achievement for all crews that make the crossing each year, with each person having their own reasons for taking part.... Click here for more info..

What do you do after sailing the Atlantic?. 13/12/2022

What do you do after sailing the Atlantic? This is the question facing ARC crews now that they have arrived in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. Each... Click here for more info..

Pipeline Across the Ocean. 03/12/2022

At the end of WWII, the Allies set-up PLUTO a ‘Pipeline Under the Ocean’ to supply fuel to their armies in France. In 2022 we have witnessed... Click here for more info..

Cool kids of ARC 2022. 19/11/2022

It's hard to miss the pitter-patter of feet at the ARC socials. As the adults enjoy a drink or two at the sundowners and parties, there are... Click here for more info..

Diverse boats and diverse crews. 18/11/2022

True to form, this year’s ARC has a real mix of boats (and crews), with everything from classic boats from the 70s and 80s, to mid-range... Click here for more info..

Die deutschen Boote. 18/11/2022

Auch dieses Jahr sind wieder zahlreiche Boote aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum bei der ARC dabei. Es sind Boote mit Freunden, Familiencrews,... Click here for more info..

Speedy cats increase in popularity. 15/11/2022

In recent years there has been a significant uptick in the number of multihulls entering the ARC growing at a steady rate each year, and ARC... Click here for more info..

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