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Equipment Breakages in ARC 2015. 14/09/2016

Almost 38% of ARC and ARC+ boats logged some form of equipment breakage during ARC 2015, which, whilst it seems high, is perhaps not unexpected for a year that was considerably windier than usual most of the way across. That said, even in a light-wind year, boats can expect damage from chafe and torn sails will occur if squalls strike. As expected, breezy conditions caused most damage to sails, poles, rigging and chafe, accounting for 56% of reported breakages.SailsOverpowered sails are the most likely reason for the reports of sail damage – 22% of all breakages. Common problems were tears in spinnakers/cruising chutes, clews ripped and battens or mast-car/track damage. Valeting sails before setting off on your Atlantic adventure is always sensible. A good sailmaker will check over your... Click here for more info..

Learn from the experts at boat show forums around the world. 29/06/2016

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in the UK, USA and Germany where we will be exhibiting and hosting a number of... Click here for more info..

Toronto Ocean Sailing Forum (Live Audio Podcast). 03/08/2016

Click here for the direct download link.Episode 156 is another World Cruising Club ‘Ocean Sailing Forum,’ this one recorded back in January... Click here for more info..

Weather Routing & Forecasting, with Jeremy Davis, WRI Inc.. 23/06/2016

Click here for the direct download link.“We’ve talked to clients that have been in those Category 3 Hurricanes coming across the Yucatan... Click here for more info..

ARC 2015 Photo Competition - Vote for your favourite image on Facebook. 06/06/2016

Over 300 photos were submitted by crews for the ARC 2015 Photo Competition and the entries this year certainly captured all aspects of ocean... Click here for more info..

Welcome Back! Skippers of the first ARC return for 30th edition. 20/11/2015

As participants from 20 nations are busy preparing to set off on their Atlantic adventure, the 30th edition will include four very special... Click here for more info..

Meet the crews of ARC 2015. 17/11/2015

It’s week two of the ARC programme in Las Palmas and it’s all systems go. Every crew here has a story to tell about why they are sailing... Click here for more info..

Keep it Up! Top tips for Rig Checks from Jerry the Rigger. 14/11/2015

Official ARC 'rig-man' - Jerry 'the rigger' Henwood - is probably the most popular man in Las Palmas for the two weeks before the start of... Click here for more info..

Annapolis Ocean Sailing Forum Podcast. 02/11/2015

Ocean Sailing Forum, Part 1Ocean Sailing Forum, Part 2Episodes 126 & 127 are parts one and two of World Cruising Club's 2015 Ocean... Click here for more info..

Meet the WCC Team Around the World. 23/06/2015

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in Australia, Sweden, UK, USA and Germany during August, September and October... Click here for more info..

Offshore Yacht Rigging Podcast with Mike Meer. 20/05/2015

Episode #102 of '59º North,' is Mike Meer, head rigger at Port Annapolis Marina and Rigging Inspector for the Caribbean 1500. It’s all about... Click here for more info..

Outfitting Your Boat Podcast. 01/04/2015

Live from World Cruising Club's Ocean Sailing Seminar weekend in Annapolis. Andy spends 90 minutes discussing boat types and how to... Click here for more info..

Pre-launch Reminders. 27/02/2015

We asked Rob Gaffney, principle of Hamble School of Yachting for his Spring top-tips for those about the re-launch their boats.As well as... Click here for more info..

Tim Wright, ARC Finish Photographer, Photoaction.com. 23/12/2014

We sat down with yachting photographer Tim Wright at the ARC finish in Saint Lucia. Tim has been photographing the ARC finish since 2000,... Click here for more info..

A Saint Lucian’s Glimpse of Las Palmas: WAVE FM's Mike Rogers. 17/12/2014

For twenty-plus years – ever since the ARC finish relocated from Barbados to Saint Lucia – Mike Rogers has been covering the rally locally.... Click here for more info..

Witnessing ARC’s Impact on Saint Lucia. 14/12/2014

With over 230 yachts descending on Saint Lucia each year in December, it’s easy to imagine the impact that all those participants have on... Click here for more info..

Interview with Thane & Brenda Paulsen. 16/12/2014

Brenda and Thane Paulsen spoke with ARC organizers from their Bavaria 39 'Asylum' at Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia. They'd just completed... Click here for more info..

Podcast with Leopard by Finland's Samuli & Timo. 14/12/2014

A chat with Samuli & Timo in Saint Lucia to talk about Leopard's record-breaking run in this year's ARC. Nearly 3,000 miles in just over... Click here for more info..

American Yachts Sail Home with the ARC. 12/12/2014

There are half a dozen US and Canadian yachts in this year’s ARC and ARC+ rallies. Some, like Morning Haze, Maravilha and Antares, are... Click here for more info..

ARC Sailors Become Adventure Scientists. 04/12/2014

Crews on board more than 100 boats sailing with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) are set to collect 600 ocean water samples from a... Click here for more info..

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