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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.


Join us for ARC Channel Islands 2019!.

We are pleased to announce that entries are now open for ARC Channel Islands 2019 and once again 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 ARC Channel Islands will receive the peace of mind of being part of an organised event; enjoying social and sightseeing activities... Click here for more info..

Alderney and final farewells.

An early start again for the boats on Thursday morning, to ensure they had plenty on time to get to the Alderney Race on time. With the wind forecast to turn to the West we again saw the downwind sails being hoisted in preparation. The boats all motor sailed along the coast of Jersey, before rounding Corabine point. They all enjoyed a great, if not very wet, days sailing with F3-4 South to South... Click here for more info..

St Peter Port to St Helier.

After a Skippers’ Briefing on Monday evening rally crews were all ready for their crossing to Jersey yesterday morning. With Westerly winds forecast, an array of different coloured downwind sails started to be prepared ready for the leg ahead. At 12 noon, as the gun sounded, Sun Kosi slipped their lines and reversed out between the rafts. The fleet then followed in turn, Darryl and his crew made... Click here for more info..
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Legato - Log day 9

What a night!One of the great things for me about this trip is that I experienced lots of new new things.46 knots of wind on a swinging mooring is now one of them.How appropriate that name is.In the morning the wind had dropped to a strong force 6 read more...


Legato - Log day 10

Is it that time already?We couldn’t believe the end of the trip was in sight.I could easily have stayed another couple of days.With the prospect of an overnight crossing short handed, we were pleased the ARC team has laid on a train for us to see read more...


Legato - Log day 11

We grabbed 3 hours sleep and woke to Clare and Charlie waving at us from the Trinity Lightship.Coffee and bacon butties for anyone ready to join in.Then final goodbyes and promises to keep in touch. So in the final analysis, what did we think?I read more...


Matakana Blue - Final passage home

My passage plan suggested an 8am start to arrive at the needless around 19.00 as the tide turns but talk over dinner of "first light" from Doodles and Omnishambles revise my plans and we depart at 7am,Ian calls me to say they left at 5.30 have 5 read more...


Legato - Log day 7

A much welcomed second free day and off on a jolly holiday bus tour.Takes you back!Our guide (Graham?) gave us a very personal and understated history of the island as he drove us through the tiny roads and we loved it.The island is bigger than I read more...

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ARC Channel Island was a brilliant chance to test ourselves in a safe and social environment.
Liz and Keith, S/Y Amy Clair
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

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