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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 NEWS

Choosing for Offshore Cruising at the Bluewater Weekend.
22/03/2017

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.
27/01/2017

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..

Cruisers Give Thumbs Up to Rally.
19/09/2016

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..
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28/08/2016

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...

28/08/2016

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...

27/08/2016

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...

27/08/2016

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...

26/08/2016

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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TESTIMONIALS
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
Sailing in a group with professional support adds to the enjoyment and minimises the concerns when sailing further afield in unknown waters. Our holiday was definitely enhanced by our involvement with the Rally team and the crews of the other boats. We'd definitely consider doing it again.
ARC Channel Islands 2016






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