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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

WCC at the Southampton Boat Show 2019.
27/08/2019

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 13-22 September 2019 in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club activities at the show. The World Cruising Club team will be available on our stand J176 in the Ocean Hall, every day to chat about... Click here for more info..

Rally Wrap Up at the End of a Superb Cruise.
22/08/2019

Difficult to believe that 45 days ago a group of strangers with 15 yachts between them, ranging from 40-75 feet in length, all gathered in Rostock, Germany to start out on their Baltic adventure. Right from the very start it was clear that they were a group of genuine cruisers, as they discovered secluded anchorages and secret hideaways; one boat, Hoedic added in a visit to Latvia “because we... Click here for more info..

Docktails and maritime history for the ARC Baltic fleet.
13/08/2019

After three nights in the Finnish archipelago the next stopover for the ARC Baltic itinerary was Mariehamn, Åland hosted by the ÅSS Marina. Berthed in the small town, crews got to enjoy a visit to the Museum ship Pommern, a four-masted iron hulled barque that has been maintained in its original state. After an interesting day seeing the ship and the maritime museum. it was time for the ARC... 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
A very nice experience to get your sailing borders widened, and a great way to get to know new friends.
Albert Lestraden, sy Meneldor ARC Baltic 2014
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






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