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ARC and ARC+ 2020 – November Departures Confirmed for COVID Secure Rally. 30/06/2020

Since its beginning in 1986, the ARC has always been about providing a framework to make the Atlantic passage to the Caribbean safer and more enjoyable for cruising sailors. World Cruising Club has been examining how to deliver the ARC this year and how the rally could be adapted to offer a COVID secure event that provides the key element of a safer passage to the Caribbean.Since the global lock-downs in began in March, ARC organisers World Cruising Club (WCC) have been in regular contact with our partners in host countries Spain, Saint Lucia and Cape Verde. Restrictions on movement, social mixing and international travel have now been eased in Spain, whilst in the Caribbean, countries are putting protocols in place to allow tourists to return. The momentum is towards normalisation, even... Click here for more info..

COVID-19: Update on World Cruising Club Rallies. 27/05/2020

Due to the on-going COVID-19 global public health emergency, World Cruising Club are mindful that our rallies should only take place where... Click here for more info..

WCC announce a new partnership with North Sails. 26/05/2020

World Cruising Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading sailmakers North Sails who join over 20 marine companies... Click here for more info..

ARC 2020 - COVID19 (Corona virus) Update. 16/03/2020

World Cruising Club would like to assure ARC 2020 rally participants that we are continually monitoring the on-going situation regarding the... Click here for more info..

Curtain Call for ARC 2019. 22/12/2019

On Saturday 21st December hundreds of sailors from the 2019 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers came together for a night of... Click here for more info..

The final ARC Arrival and Closing Ceremony Preparations. 21/12/2019

Just before 10am today the last ARC boat, Milena Bonatti crossed the line and sailed into Rodney Bay Marina. Despite being plagued by pesky... Click here for more info..

ARC Baking Secrets and More - The week so far. 17/12/2019

With the flood tide of the ARC over and participants settling into Caribbean island life, the atmosphere in St Lucia has calmed down. Only... Click here for more info..

ARC Youth Team make landfall in Saint Lucia. 12/12/2019

For the first time in history, a crew of young sailors from Gran Canaria, Saint Lucia and the UK have completed an epic transatlantic... Click here for more info..

Hallucine leads the ARC fleet into Rodney Bay. 06/12/2019

At 00:52:47 on Friday 6th December, Rodney Bay welcomed the first arrival of ARC 2019, French flagged Marsaudon TS5 Hallucine. Led by... Click here for more info..

Awaiting the Advent of ARC+ Arrivals. 30/11/2019

As the ARC and ARC+ fleets are looking out on the horizon and counting down the miles to the rum punch welcome, the teams from World... Click here for more info..

An Ocean Classic Gets Underway. 24/11/2019

A great adventure has now begun for over a thousand sailors from fifty-three nations who departed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today to cross... Click here for more info..

Less than 48 Hours until the ARC Start!. 22/11/2019

With the ARC start now less than 48 hours away participants are beginning to switch gears focus on the last stage of preparations. While the... Click here for more info..

From Costume Party to Safety demos, a Busy 24 Hours in Las Palmas!. 21/11/2019

The past twenty four hours in Las Palmas have been a busy one for both participants and yellow shirts alike. Last night a Raymarine... Click here for more info..

It's the final countdown.... 20/11/2019

The countdown is on before the ARC fleet departs Las Palmas and  skippers and crew alike are getting stuck into final preparations.... Click here for more info..

ARC 2019 Opens with lively national flag parade. 17/11/2019

With the majority of boats now docked in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and crews busy making preparations for their 2,700 nm Atlantic ahead of... Click here for more info..

An Ocean Sailing Masterclass. 14/11/2019

Day One of the ARC seminar programme kicked off today with a packed room of enthusiastic ARC sailors keen to listen to the experts in ocean... Click here for more info..

ARC Program Kicks Off in Las Palmas. 11/11/2019

Whilst the first of the ARC+ boats are expected to arrive in Mindelo, Cape Verdes on Thursday evening, here in Las Palmas, the start of a... Click here for more info..

A Swell Send-off for ARC+. 10/11/2019

It was a challenging start to leg one of ARC+ 2019 today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a large north easterly swell gave the boats a... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Participants visit beloved Spanish Navy training schooner. 09/11/2019

Today 47 ARC+ participants were lucky enough to visit the Spanish Navy training schooner, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, at the Gran Canaria... Click here for more info..

What its like on an ARC Safety Check. 05/11/2019

One of the major appeals of joining an ocean going rally like the ARC is the added level of safety, something we at World Cruising take... Click here for more info..