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Planning for the ARC – Our top medical and first aid tips before pushing away from the dock

Planning for the ARC – Our top medical and first aid tips before pushing away from the dock

Liz Baugh, maritime and offshore medic from Red Square Medical and Dr. John Ross, medical director of PRAXES Medical Group take you through their... more info


Wave Upon Wave - A new book celebrating 30 years of the ARC

Wave Upon Wave - A new book celebrating 30 years of the ARC

The ARC, the biggest and best of ocean rallies by far, has brought together very many wonderful people, each with unique stories, sailing on boats... more info


How to Crew in the ARC

How to Crew in the ARC

The 2018 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their... more info



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Welcome to the World Cruising Club


Your adventure starts here!

World Cruising Club is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with nine distinct rallies taking place every year - ARC, World ARC, Caribbean 1500, ARC Europe, ARC Portugal, ARC USA, ARC Baltic, ARC DelMarVa and the Malts Cruise. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping, there is something for everyone.

World Cruising Club was born with the very first ARC in 1986, the first-ever ocean crossing rally. We now help more than 450 boats and 1200 people to achieve their sailing dreams every year.  Some of our rallies are big on fun and big on people, others are more intimate. Whatever their size, our rallies all adhere to the original ethos of safe and social cruising.

Our rally teams are all keen to ensure that everyone has a great time ashore and afloat; we know that rallies are more than simply sailing.

Join us, your adventure starts here!
Your adventure starts here!

World Cruising Club, organiser of the ARC and Caribbean 1500 - is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with nine distinct rallies taking place every year. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping.


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World Cruising Club Events

World ARC - Circumnavigation Adventure

Start in Saint Lucia or Australia and sail round the world

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via Cape Verde

ARC Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

Cross Biscay to Bayona, then daysail south to Marina de Lagos

ARC Channel Islands - cruising to France

UK to northern France and the Channel Islands

ARC DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

Caribbean 1500 - USA to Caribbean or Bahamas

Chesapeake to Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI or Abaco Bahamas

ARC Bahamas - USA to Bahamas

Chesapeake Bay to Abaco, Bahamas

ARC USA - Caribbean to USA

Nanny Cay, Tortola to Bermuda, then on to the East Coast

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland



World Cruising Club Seminars

Ocean Cruising Seminar 09/10 March 2019, Guildford UK...More
Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Join us at the Ocean Cruising Seminar, Guildford UK - 9-10 March 2019

Join us at the Ocean Cruising Seminar, Guildford UK - 9-10 March 2019

Hosted by World Cruising Club in association with Yachting World, the Ocean Cruising Seminar will return to Guildford, UK from Saturday 9th to... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

World ARC Fleet Arrives in Mauritius. 15/10/2018

After sailing approximately 2350 nautical miles, Influencer, a Dufour 56 Exclusive was the first of the World ARC 2018-19 fleet to arrive in Port... more info


Cocos Keeling jewel of the Indian Ocean . 03/10/2018

After leaving Christmas Island, World ARC crews arrived in Cocos Keeling, for a 6 days stopover in the crystal clear water of the Lagoon formed by... more info


Christmas comes early to the World ARC 2018-19 Fleet. 22/09/2018

After sailing some 620NM from Lombok, Indonesia the World ARC fleet stopped into Flying Fish Cove on Christmas Island for a brief 48 stopover before... more info


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Experts share their cruising knowledge

Experts share their cruising knowledge

Feedback from our boat show based Ocean Cruising Forum proves how useful the two-hour session is for those thinking about their future cruising... more info