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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.


Rally Introductions at the ARC Channel Islands Seminar.

Last weekend World Cruising Club welcomed this year’s ARC Channel Islands participants and prospective Channel crossers to a beautifully sunny Chichester Yacht Club for a one day Channel Islands Seminar. It was a fantastic opportunity for participants to discuss the preparations for this year’s Rally as well as to share advice from experienced cruisers and of course meet their fellow... Click here for more info..

Choosing for Offshore Cruising at the Bluewater Weekend.

Bluewater Weekend: 20 and 21 May 2017, Lymington UKMore than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser rendezvous; the ARC Bluewater Weekend is a truly unique combination of all three and more still. Designed to encourage visitors think about all aspects of living their bluewater dream, the Bluewater Weekend is a chance to view a wide range of offshore cruising boats... Click here for more info..

Entries Open - Join us for ARC Channel Islands 2017.

Following the successful first edition ARC Channel Islands last summer, we are pleased to announce that entries are now open for ARC Channel Islands 2017. Run in association with RYA Active Marina and Practical Boat Owner magazine, the rally promises to be a unique mix of preparation advice and support from a lead boat, combined with a cruise-in-company and social activities ashore.Crews joining... 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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Absolutely go for it - you won't regret it. It will give you an experience you will never forget and some unexpected learning!
Howard Bentley, S/Y Four Forty
The rally was our first experience of cross channel sailing and we gained increasing experience and confidence as the rally progressed. The rally leaders were friendly, understanding and supportive and many of a worries vanished over the course of the week. We visited some interesting places and sailed some interesting and at times challenging waters. The Rally is a great way of introducing oneself to the challenges of the channel and the channel islands and the confidence that goes with it.
Keith, Vicky, Jack & Edward, S/Y Mary Ann

World Cruising Club

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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