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OceanCrewLink - find a sailing crew

Ocean Crew Link connects sailing crew looking for boats with boat owners looking for sailing crew. Search our sailing crew opportunities to connect with hundreds boat owners who want a sailing crew for all types of ocean sailing. Search our sailing crew list to connect with thousands of potential crew - all interested in ocean sailing.

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120 High Street
Cowes
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX

Seminars

World Cruising Club organsie a range of seminars and forums throughout the year. Visit our seminars page for more details on our current programme.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1983296060

Martine
120 High Street
Cowes
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX

Yachting World

Yachting World is the premier sailing magazine, covering offshore cruising, racing and yacht test around the globe.

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Time Inc
The Blue Fin Building
110 Southwark Street
London
United Kingdom
SE1 OSU

Ports Sponsors
Fawcett Boat Supplies

Fawcett continues to be an independent business, locally owned and operated in Annapolis MD. Our staff includes many boaters: sail, power, racer, cruiser, paddlers, and even a submariner! A singular focus on quality makes Fawcett unique and the first choice for many. Quality is the reason why Fawcett is proud to have earned the designation as one of Gill's 5-Star Dealers and one of 16 Harken Suppliers. At Fawcett, you'll find the most extensive selection anywhere for any boating project, whether it's electrical, rigging, maintenance, performance hardware, or an upgrade to your galley or cabin.

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919 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis
MD
United States of America
21403

Goslings Rum

World famous Bermudan rum, the essential ingredient for a Gosling´s "Dark n´ Stormy" - Bermuda´s national cocktail!

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Government of Bermuda

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Marina d'Angra

Modern marina located at the historic town of Angra do Herismo, on the Azorean island of Terceira. Berths for 67 visiting yachts.

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Marina da Horta

This friendly marina has been welcoming yachtsmen to Faial for many years and is the arrival port for the leg from Bermuda. The marina has recently undergone redevelopment with expanded docking for visiting yachts.

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Marina de Lagos, Portugal

A supporter of World Cruising Club rallies since 1996, this attractive and friendly marina is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic old town of Lagos. It benefits from good rail and improved road links to close by Faro Airport.

Marina de Lagos offer generous discounts to Rally participants and is well serviced with chandleries, repair and maintenance facilities close by. The first and second phases of the marina complex are now completed with excellent apartments and the Marina Club Aparthotel situated within the marina. The modern marina is well equipped, having pontoon slips, rather than the more common "med mooring" type. With a pedestrian bridge linking the marina to the town, the Meia Praia beach a few minutes walk away and the fresh fish market just opposite, Marina de Lagos is a superb facility for the cruising yachtsman.

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Martinho Fortunato - Marina Manager
Edifício da Administração
Marina de Lagos
8600-780 Lagos
Portugal

Marina de Ponta Delgada

The modern marina at Ponta Delgada is in the bustling capital of the Azores, located on Sao Miguel, the largest Island in the group. The yachts will reassemble here after their Azores Cruise, to prepare for the leg to Europe.

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Nanny Cay Marina

Set in one of the finest and most central locations in the BVI, Nanny Cay is located on the South side of Tortola, between the capital Roadtown and West End. The marina provides some of the very best marine services and facilities in what is a top sailing destination. The island of Tortola itself is tropical, with many breath-taking sights and great places to visit. Nanny Cay has always been known as a well-protected marina, with beautiful surrounding hills and a relaxed feel about it.

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Miles Sutherland Pilch – Nanny Cay, Marina Manager
Nanny Cay Marina
Tortola
BVI - located at: 18 24 N’-64 38 W’
Virgin Islands (British)

StGeorge’s Dinghy & Sports Club, Bermuda

Our host club in Bermuda is the St George’s Dinghy and Sports Club, who have welcomed the ARC Europe fleet on previous visits. A new dock means that there will be ample space for mooring the yachts and a desalination plant ensures plentiful water supplies.

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US Sailing

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PO Box 1260
15 Maritime Drive
Portsmouth
RI
United States of America
02871-0907

Weather Routing Inc.

WRI is the worldwide leader in yacht forecasting, offering a wide array of forecast products and services. Our services may be used for rallies, regattas, or individual voyages at any time of the year. Our forecasts and routes are individually prepared, tailored to your vessel. Requests for our yacht services start and stop at your discretion. We offer a plethora of services to our clients; our services are established to meet all of your yachting needs, including climatology studies, and long range outlooks for planning purposes. WRI also provides weather charts, tropical surveillance, heavy weather reports, and much more. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff of forecasters are available to aid in interpretation and consult in the decision making process. SeaWeather is our subscription based website, regarded as a convenient resource to retrieve multiple sources of weather information. In our subscription packages, WRI's latest online weather service is very advantageous for the Skipper.

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E-mail: wri@wriwx.com

P.O. Box 345
Glens Falls
NY
United States of America
12801

Corporate Members
Admiral Marine

Admiral Marine have a long standing relationship with World Cruising Club and extensive experience of insuring cruising yachts Worldwide. Their RallyeXtra insurance policy has been specifically created for World Cruising Club rally participants and offers comprehensive cover and additional benefits not found as standard in other policies. Admiral can also provide an efficient in-house claims service with a global network of surveyors and repair specialists providing peace of mind for cruising sailors.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1722416106

Dave Andrew, Cristelle Paulley Or Robert Holbrook
Admiral Marine Ltd
4 Barnack Centre
Blakey Road
Salisbury
United Kingdom
SP1 2LP

Berthon International

Founded in 1877, Berthon is an established Yachting Group, and works hard to be current with the services that it offers for today´s discerning yachtsman:- Berthon International is a well-respected name in the quality yacht brokerage market, with offices in Lymington UK, the Côte d´Azur in France, and Newport, Rhode Island USA. Berthon always has a vast selection blue water cruising yachts available for sale as well as motor yachts and performance sailing yachts. They are the UK/European agents for a number of quality sail and motor yacht builders including the Steve Dashew FPB range of motor yachts, and of course they are very happy to offer professional advice and an efficient sales service should you be buying or selling.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590679222

Alan Mcilroy
Berthon International
The Shipyard
Bath Road
Lymington
United Kingdom
SO41 3YL

Bomarine NL

Bomarine is the leading company in the Netherlands supplying new and innovative sailing equipment and ideas to long distance and coastal sailors. As the official representative of World Cruising Club in the Netherlands they are the first point of contact for all Dutch sailors planning to participate in World Cruising Club events.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)
E-mail: info@bomarine.nl

Bojan
Postbus 321
Voorburg
Netherlands
2270 AH

Fischer Panda

Fischer Panda, founded in 1970's Germany, produces generators that are smaller, lighter, more fuel efficient and quieter than any of the conventional synchronous generators that use air to cool the stator winding, common in most systems. Fischer Panda utilizes a water-cooled asynchronous rotor that has no windings, no brushes or diodes and the Panda generator can cool the stator winding with nearly 100% efficiency. The resulting small package is small and quiet -- a particular attribute appreciated in the boating community. With an extensive distributor network, Fischer Panda provides unrelenting customer service, greatly appreciated when calling from far away places.

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17 Blackmoor Road
Ebblake Estate
Verwood
Dorset
United Kingdom
BH31 6AX

Hamble School of Yachting

The Hamble School of Yachting is the leading independent RYA Sea School in the UK. Established 30 years ago and based on the river Hamble, the school is renowned world wide for its excellent reputation for high standards of tuition and personal service.

The School runs the complete range of RYA courses on both sail and power. There is also a wide range of other course which might be suitable for participants in World Cruising Club events. Some examples are;

  • RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course
  • RYA 1 st Aid
  • Sea Survival
  • MCA/STCW Medical First Aid Aboard Ship and MCA/STCW Medical Care Aboard Ship
  • Own Boat Tuition
  • Yacht Maintenance

For any information about any courses we offer please contact us in the office.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)2380452668

Mercury Yacht Harbour
Satchell Lane
Hamble
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO31 4HQ

Hydrovane

Hydrovane is pleased to be the World Cruising Corporate Member from the self steering sector – as we believe self steering to be the back-bone of a cruising lifestyle at sea.

The unique HYDROVANE is a 'next generation' self steering system . It matches or betters the features of any other system for: ease of use, performance, versatility and reliability. The bonus is that is both:

  • Self Steering System
  • Emergency Rudder and Steering 'Ready to Go'.

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Tel: Canada(+1)604 925 2660

2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver
BC
Canada
V7V 1Y1

Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd

Dating back to the seventeenth century, Imray are the oldest nautical publishing house in Europe. Their list of charts and books for yachtsmen provide unrivalled coverage of popular cruising areas around the world.

Of particular interest to transatlantic yachtsmen is the Imray range of water-resistant charts for the Caribbean Islands. These full colour charts feature detailed plans of the main harbours and cruising guide information on the reverse. Water resistant charts are also available for Europe and the UK.

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E-mail: ilnw@imray.com

Wych House
The Broadway
St. Ives
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
PE27 5BT

M Yacht Services

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Tel: United States of America(+1)4102802752

7340 Edgeware Road
Annapolis
Maryland
United States of America
21403

Mactra Marine

Mactra Marine Equipment specialise in equipment for serious blue water sailors and liveaboards. UK Exclusive dealer in Schenker Watermakers and official distributor for Katadyn watermakers. New Generation watermakers specially designed for yachts where power is often an issue. From Katadyn’s 06 Survivor, the worlds smallest hand operated watermaker for liferafts & grab bags through to the Schenker range which start at 30 litres of produced water per hour for just 8amps at 12V to the Modular 210 producing 210 litres water per hour using 24V DC or 220V AC. Models have an option to be fitted with analogue and digital controls performing automatic water making and fresh water flushing actions. Mactra Marine give a full back up service to their carefully selected products with owner’s workshop sessions and vessel installation surveys.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1934517288

Unit 13, Worle Industrial Centre
Worle
Weston Super Mare
United Kingdom
BS22 6BX

MailASail

Since 2002 MailASail has been operating an accelerated email service offering up to 90% reduction in call costs. It is of particular interest to cruisers using Iridium or mobile phones.

MailASail can also supply Iridium phones, airtime and mobile phone connectivity at competitive prices. A "Blue Water Cruising" bundle is available to World Cruising Club event participants and we also offer a complete installation and training service for customers who prefer to have their communications set up professionally.

MailASail will be in Las Palmas before the start of the ARC to provide on-site communications support prior to the event.

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Ed Wildgoose
Nippy Networks UK LLP
Unit 8, Saxon Business Centre
41-59 Windsor Avenue
London
United Kingdom
SW19 2RR

Marlec

Marlec’s marine Rutland Windchargers have been battery charging on board yachts worldwide since 1979. The Rutland 913 and Rutland 503 models are a popular sight in marinas and are renowned for their quiet operation and unique alternator design which delivers power from low wind speeds. We would be glad to discuss your energy requirements and in particular how a Rutland will deliver more power than similar and even larger wind turbines.

Marlec are the UK representative of SunWare and our own brand of Spectra semi-flexible solar panels as well as BP Solar glass panels. Where possible we recommend combined wind /solar systems to take advantage of the elements day, night and all year round for battery charging.

Ocean going yachts benefit from reduced engine running time and prolonged battery life so call our technical sales team today to discuss your charging requirements.

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Sales Office
Rutland House
Trevithick Road
Corby
United Kingdom
NN17 5XY

MRP Refits

Founded in 2005, MRP Refits is strategically located in two major boating centers … Annapolis (May-Oct) and the British Virgin Islands (Nov-April). MRP Refits manages the repair and refit of ocean-going sailboats and has developed a cadre of high quality subcontractors, each with special areas of expertise. MRP has helped boats prepare for the Caribbean 1500 since 2005.

The company mission is to work with boat owners to help them select the most appropriate systems for their sailing style. Then, working with the best subcontractors, MRP will ensure a high performance installation on time and at the best price. MRP sees each boat as an integrated machine and makes sure that all systems work together to make the boat, safe, comfortable, fast, and easy to operate.

Services offered by MRP Refits (and its subcontractors):

  • Problem diagnosis, solution determination, project management
  • Fiberglass repair, painting, gelcoat work
  • Electronics repair and replacement
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning repair and replacement
  • Welding and metal fabricating
  • Engine and generator repair and replacement
  • Rigging and sail repair

For more information, visit www.mrprefits.com

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Tel: United States of America(+1)2149578382

600 N Mcclurg Ct
Apt 3304
Chicago
IL
United States of America
60611

North Sails

North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds the patent for 3Di, a unique composite construction process that produces high-performance sails that approach the shape holding of a rigid foil. North Sails is the sailmaker of choice on the majority of America’s Cup, Grand Prix, ocean race boats and Superyachts. North Sails is proud of our many successes on the racecourse, but did you know that more cruising sailors rely on North than any other sailmaker? At North Sails, we are passionate about performance.

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Jeremy Smart
6-7 Fareham Business Park
Lederle Lane
Gosport
Hampshire
United Kingdom
PO13 0LF

Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety supply a high quality range of life saving equipment including liferafts, lifejackets, EPIRBs, the new SOLO Personal Location Beacon and pyrotechnics to both the leisure and commercial markets. We are able to service all marine safety equipment such as Liferafts, Lifejackets, Survival Suits, EPIRBs, SARTs, Fire Safety Equipment and MOB Systems. Please call our Training Department to find out about our Product Awareness training courses.

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Saxon Wharf
Lower York Street
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO14 5QF

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance

Pantaenius has brokered insurance since 1899. Service, competence, personal advice and customer-oriented claims settlement remain the hallmark of the company. The yachting insurance business Pantaenius GmbH & Co KG has been in operation since 1977. With branches in the United Kingdom, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Austria and America, Pantaenius has become the number one for yacht insurance.

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Tel: United States of America(+1)9142177991

Scott Stusek
Annapolis
MD
United States of America
21403

Peters & May

Peters & May has shipped boats, yachts and associated marine peripherals since 1988. The company now annually ships over 4,000 yachts and motorboats worldwide, supported by its numerous complementary divisions which are all designed to provide a complete and exemplary service to the marine industry.

Peters & May is the first choice of many of the world’s premier race teams, super-yachts and manufacturers, in addition to individual boat owners, offering flexible solutions that can be tailored to any logistical challenge the company is able to cater for any yacht or motorboat, large or small

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Unit 9 Goodwood Road
Eastleigh
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO50 4NT

SVB - Technical Sailing Equipment

SVB – ARC‘s official partner for technical sailing equipment. SVB has been offering sailors technical water sports equipment since 1989. We have been a family-owned company from the very beginning and now employ over 100 people, shipping more than 25,000 products all over the world, serving 400,000 customers in five languages. So why do so many customers place their trust in us? We aim to ensure you are 100% satisfied with our products and service every day. We strive to offer an extensive range of products, technical advice and amazingly fast delivery. And all that at great prices! We work together with over 300 top watersport brands such as Raymarine, Garmin, Dometic and many others.

Exclusively at SVB: Bavaria Yachts Original Parts. SVB aims to establish valuable partnerships such as our exclusive agreement with the Word Cruising Club or BAVARIA YACHTS to provide extra value to our customers. Original BAVARIA spare parts are essential for retaining the value of your yacht and they guarantee the best fit, functionality and optimal safety on board! At SVB you can easily shop for your original BAVARIA part online by going to: svb24.com/bavaria SSB marine radio. For many who sail around the world, a short-wave radio system is a must-have on board, as an SSB marine radio system can be used for very long distances. It is easy to see why sailors would want to communicate with each other, particularly on nautically demanding sea passages. SVB is your authorised dealer for Icom, SCS and can help you set up your SSB system. How do we assure an efficient customer service? We are in direct contact with the manufacturer and always listen to our customers. We are a young and innovative, old and traditional, crazy and creative, funny and inventive, international but ‘Nordic fresh’ team that places great importance on flat hierarchies with no internal formalities, so that you receive your items even faster! Try us out! We will be happy to hear from you! The SVB Team

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Tel: Germany(+49)42157290510
E-mail: info@svb24.com

Gelsenkirchener Str. 25-27
Bremen
Germany
28199

YB Tracking

The YB Tracker is a well-proven, self-contained, fully-automatic satellite tracking device. It will accurately report its position from anywhere on Earth, including polar, ocean and desert regions. It is lightweight, waterproof and built to withstand extreme environments. YB Tracking improves media relations and generates public interest in remote events. Originally designed for Adventure Racing, it has applications in yacht racing, trekking, cycling, skiing, polar expeditions, mountaineering, gliding and many other activities that take place in areas where communications are challenging. YB's alert feature complements existing safety procedures, allowing teams to rapidly notify organisers of a problem. YB trackers are available to rent for individual or event use. .

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)23 8000 3888

Unit 8, Fulcrum 2
Whiteley
Fareham
United Kingdom
PO15 7FN