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ARC Channel Islands

Join World Cruising Club, in association with RYA Active Marina, for a very special cruising rally to the Channel Islands and France.

Planning a trip across the channel can be a daunting prospect, even for experienced sailors. ARC Channel Islands is the perfect way to enjoy the camaraderie and support of cruising with an organised rally, and whet your appetite for cruising further afield.

Whether you are a seasoned rallier or a first-timer, ARC Channel Islands is an enjoyable way to grow your confidence cruising away from home. Come together with existing friends and make new ones throughout the cruise.

Social activities ashore, coupled with safety requirements and recommendations, daily weather briefings, position reporting and a radio net make the ARC Channel Islands both safe and fun.


Cruisers Give Thumbs Up to Rally.

Following the successful first edition ARC Channel Islands this August, we are pleased to announce that the rally will sail again in August 2017.Cruisers from the 2016 rally joined with prospective 2017 sailors to discuss their adventures at the RYA Members’ Lounge at the Southampton Boat Show. Run in association with RYA Active Marina, ARC Channel Islands definitely got the “thumbs-up” from... Click here for more info..

Final Crossing and the Final Farewells.

On departing Alderney the fleet said goodbye to two boats, Sophisticated Lady and Magic Moments, who were making their way back to their home ports. Magic Moments radioed the fleet to say they had spotted yet more dolphins and thanked everyone for making the experience a memorable one. The rest of the fleet enjoyed a beautiful sail along to Cherbourg, with light north westerlies, the wind... Click here for more info..

Relaxing on Alderney.

Today saw the change to the new itinerary. The sail from Guernsey to Alderney was a slow one, with very light winds most of the fleet choosing to motor sail the whole way. There were more sightings of dolphins, with radio chatter and positions being given to help the whole fleet see them and claims of mermaid sightings from Bubsa! On arrival in Alderney the choice was to pick up a mooring, raft... Click here for more info..
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Majic-L - Majical Challenge - Days 10 & 11

So here we are - the last blog entry for the Channel ARC. After a quick breakfast on Saturday we decided to head off into town and hit Carrefour for cheese, wine, charcuterie and pressies for friends and relations back home. I always enjoy that read more...


Midnight Wanderer - Days 8 & early 9 - Friday and Sunday am.

Bought the oil, as we anticipated that it would be another motor sail. The whole trip has encompassed about half an hours sailing (!), so just as well our tonker is in tip top condition.Skippers' Briefing,accompanied by coffee and biscuits provided read more...


Midnight Wanderer - Day 8 - Friday

A day of very little really, but in essence our pool of knowledge was extended, that hangovers do eventually pass, and Cherbourg is a charming little town, with lots of English influence.One member of the crew raided the M&S pastry counter, and read more...


Bubsa - The last morning.

Getting up as the sun comes up over Cherbourg Marina you realise what a magical time of day it is. Slowly you see the world waking up. The odd head pops up over the parapit looking around to survey the scenery. Looking up at the sky's to see what read more...


Majic-L - Majical Challenge Day 9

After we had spotted the showers last night, early morning trip across in the inflatable to use the facilities. Got chatting to the cleaner - turns out she came here on a sailing trip herself and liked the place so much she came back and read more...

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Great sailing in company, good fun, excellent organisation of all aspects of the Rally. The staff of WCC made this such a wonderful trip with memories to last a lifetime. 

Liz, Steve & Tim Clayton, SY Seraph

Lots of laughs! Memories for a lifetime. Would definitely recommend it and will do more rallies with WCC.

Greg & Jane Issacs, SY Orion

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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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