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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

A vivid display in Visby.
16/07/2019

After a light wind sail (mainly motoring) of some 200 miles the fleet are all settled in the beautiful town of Visby on the Swedish Island of Gotland (God's land). Paul and Linda arrived first on Sea Crusader in anticipation of collecting their new crew Jane, who flew into Visby.The fleet arrived over a period of 24 hours due to various detours along the way. Some found deserted anchorages and... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic departure day from Rønne.
13/07/2019

Weather or lack of it meant a fairly sporadic departure for the ARC Baltic 2019 fleet, there is a wind hole over the Baltic at the moment so it’s a sunbathing leg for the 200 nautical miles to Visby.    A couple of yachts refuelled, which is always advisable prior to a 200nm leg.One or two decided to leave a little early and divert to smaller quiet harbours where there was a... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic in Rønne Bornholm.
11/07/2019

The ARC Baltic fleet left Rostock on 9th July, slipping lines at various times due to weather conditions and those following on the YB Tracker will have spotted Mila's planned pit-stop in a beautiful lagoon en route to Rønne.There was a brisk westerly breeze of 15-25 knots which made for some excellent sailing in quite choppy seas. As the sun set, the wind eased for a while but funnily enough... Click here for more info..
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14/07/2019

Selkie - Rønne, Denmark

At our first port, Selkie was mid wall in the center of it all. It was wonderful to see the boats with flags flying. We found are old ARC Europe 2018 flag and proudly added that to the show. Even though the plant and stacks were not pretty, we read more...

13/07/2019

Circe - Day 4 - Calm overnight passage en route to Visby

A late afternoon departure on Friday from Rønne took us into a beautiful overnight passage with water like glass - great for the sleeping crew.Julie  read more...

11/07/2019

Circe - Day 1 - Spectacular Sunset from Circe

A smooth passage from Rostock to Rønne was a great way to begin the ARC Baltic. After arrival in Rønne on Tuesday evening, we were met with this beautiful sunset storm front scene.JulieS/V CirceSent from Yahoo Mail on AndroidIMG_20190709_214108_097 read more...

10/07/2019

Selkie - Sunset Leg 1 At Sea to Rønne

Purple skies and cobalt seas after a full rainbow, wing to wing we sail on. I listen to The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot, a good Michigan tune. My son Tristan is my music man. He always chooses the right song for the right read more...

10/07/2019

Selkie - A poem for Leg 1

“Company” ~for the 2019 ARC Baltic Rally ~during leg 1 to the Pearl of the Baltic, RønneAs sunrise smoothly paints and stretches watercolors,when the wind is gentlebut the sails bulb full,when sea deep, wide, and longwater fill the lines and helm read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
This has been a memorable experience. Thank you so much for organising it and enabling us to do so much with your backing. We will talk about this summer for a long time!
Ted & Jane Warren, sy Longbow of Argyll, 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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