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ARC Baltic



Cruising over six weeks, ARC Baltic takes you on a 1,800nm voyage of discovery through Europe’s “east sea”, combining days of social cruising with exploring the Baltic’s fascinating culture and history ashore. The rally format has been adapted to the Baltic and the individual rally legs are short, one to two days, with the focus to experience the cultural history of the region and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Swedish and Finnish archipelagos.

The rally includes
• World Cruising Club staff on hand throughout the event with comprehensive sailing experience and historical knowledge of the Baltic
• Berthing – for three nights before the start from Rostock, plus approximately twenty two nights during stopovers
• Tours - in Rønne, Visby, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Kalmar
• Comprehensive social programme and dinners in five stopovers
• Use of facilities at host yacht clubs in Russia, Finland and Sweden
• Agents fees and assistance for clearance into Russia
• Access to discounts for nautical books and charts, and clothing on orders placed through our website


RALLY NEWS

ARC Europe Starts to Arrive in Bermuda.
13/05/2022

Half of the ARC Europe 2022 fleet have reached the shores of Bermuda and the atmosphere is beginning to build around the docks in St George’s. Crews are happy to make landfall either by dinghy from the anchorage in the harbour or docking on the conveniently located quayside in the centre of St George’s. Covering a distance of just under 900 NM, Leg 1, from Sint Maarten to Bermuda, has not been... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic 2022 Update.
25/02/2022

World Cruising Club (WCC) has announced today that the planned 2022 edition of ARC Baltic will be cancelled. Due to start in early July, WCC regrets the disappointment that this decision will bring to the current participants, but feel that an early decision on running the rally, will be preferable to last-minute disruption or cancellation.Once again, world events have further impacted the... Click here for more info..

World Cruising Club eNews Feb 2022.
04/02/2022

World Cruising Club eNews - Feb 2022Read hereContents:Rally round up.... latest news on our rallies and routes for 2022 and 2023 including World ARC, our Atlantic ARCs in November and January, pls this summer's routes on ARC Europe, ARC Portugal and ARC BalticSpring Seminar programme now open to registerEquipment: introducing Iridium Certus 100Cruiser of the month: take a look at this bluewater... Click here for more info..
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21/08/2019

Selkie - Sweden for Selkie

Left to Right: Tristan, Nick, Rory, Lily, Mara, and me behind the camera. Here we hike and forage for berries ashore. -- Maggie Magdalena Hirt   "Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul."                           -Isabel read more...

21/08/2019

Selkie - Sweden for Selkie

   Sweden was like Candy Land for us. In Stockholm, the Vasa and the Junibacken, which is a kid’s museum based on Swedish children’s books, kept us enthralled all day long. Though Nick had to stay behind and fiddle with the engine, the read more...

10/08/2019

Selkie - Finland for Selkie

The Finnish Archipelago started out slow and easy with hikes and berry picking amongst the islands at anchorages. We were the first to squeeze into Helsinki, and I knew that we loved the marina and the town straight away. The best part of getting read more...

02/08/2019

Selkie - Russia for Selkie

Nick has studied Russian history with his dad all his life. It was the only history class that he received perfect scores in. A few years ago, Bill (Nick’s dad) died after a nine year battle with ALS, but we could feel his excitement for us after read more...

02/08/2019

Selkie - Tallinn, Estonia for Selkie

On our morning upon arrival, our engine, which had a hiccup the night before and had been patched up by Nick, died again. We informed Mark and Cecilie. They were kind in finding us a raft up to to haul us in, but were also happy to catch lines if read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
For us and our family this has been one of our top ten vacation experiences. It has given us more competence and faith in our abilities and we found many new friends who shared the same love for the sea.
Kim Graven Nielsen, sy North Star ARC Baltic 2014
It's been a wonderful six weeks. We have had experiences we will never forget and forged friendships with many fantastic people.
Paul Bragg, sy Jennie B, ARC Baltic 2014






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