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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 GILL clothing on orders placed through our website


Meet World Cruising Club at the Open Yard Weekend – Orust, Sweden.

Andy Schell and Mia Karlsson from the World Cruising Team will be at the annual Open Yard show at Orust, Sweden this coming weekend from 21-23 August. This relaxed weekend event combines an in-water boat show, with a cruiser rendezvous, all in a delightful setting just north of Gothenburg, Sweden. As well as boats from leading bluewater yards, there are shore-side equipment displays, cruising... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic 2015 - An end to a fulfilling six weeks.

Six weeks ago the ARC Baltic 2015 fleet departed the new start port of Yachthafen Hohe Düne in Warnemünde, Germany for the second edition of the rally. With crew comprising from eleven different nationalities, the rally has visited some unforgettable destinations including the small medieval Swedish town of Visby, the impressive experience of sailing into and sightseeing St. Petersburg, Russia... Click here for more info..

Sailing through the Finnish archipelago.

After departure from Helsinki in the spectacle of a parade of sail, the ARC Baltic fleet set sail to enjoy the beautiful Finish archipelago. Sailing through the many islands, the narrow channels and passages allowed crews to explore the unspoiled nature and many hidden and private anchorages en-route, of which there are plentiful. A sight to see, the archipelago is made up of thousands of... Click here for more info..
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Widago - The Long Haul

By far, one of the most common questions I have been asked upon hearing that I am sailing around the world is, "What will be your longest passage?". Well folks, this is it. The South Pacific stretch from Galapagos to Marquesas, as the crow flies, read more...


Widago - Home for the Holidays!

After a challenging Atlantic crossing with ARC+, WIDAGO and her crew were ready to get stateside to see family, friends, doggies, and high-speed internet. Seriously, anyone who says, "If so-and-so gets elected, I'm leaving the the USA and read more...


Widago - English Channel @ Night

With the ARC Baltic Rally literally in our wake, WIDAGO now makes haste towards the UK. And just time - I was in a near panic earlier today at teatime only to find we were in fact out of English Tea. Luckily we are scheduled to arrive in Brighton read more...


Shenanigan - ARC Baltic draws to a close

After a night on the island of Oland, we had a perfect sail for the last 15 miles to our final ARC Baltic destination of Kalmar, arriving earlier than the rest of the fleet in time for Mack and Col’s arrival.  As we entered Kalmar marina we read more...


Lyonesse - Helsinki - Mariehamn - Stockholm

Samstag, 15. August 2015Viel Abwechslung in der letzten Woche – daher mal wieder nur Stichpunkte:Bisher entspannteste Woche der ARC Baltic dank kürzerer Tagesetappen - viel Spaß an Bord mit den neuen Crewmitgliedern Kerstin, Lutz, Kendall und Felix read more...

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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
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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Toronto Ocean Sailing Forum (Live Audio Podcast)

Episode 156 of the '59º North Sailing Podcast' is the latest Ocean Sailing Forum panel discussion, recorded LIVE in Toronto with Sheryl Shard, Mia Karlsson, Colin Kilgour, Les Suter and Joy & Ian Winterborn. With special guest Liza Copeland. It's two hours of talking offshore sailing best practices, tactics & sharing sea stories!... more info

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