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ARC Europe

Cruise in company from the Caribbean or USA to Marina de Lagos in southern Portugal. Explore the Atlantic islands of Bermuda and the Azores with friends.
More than just a trans-ocean delivery, ARC Europe is a convivial way to start a European adventure or to end a Caribbean season. The rally has two starts; from the Chesapeake on the US East Coast, and from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI; with the two fleets meeting in Bermuda. Then on to cruise the Azores, seeing bull running, flowers, traditional buildings and spectacular scenery before the final voyage to Europe.
Our team are with you in every port, helping you make the most of your time ashore with parties and tours, advice and support.
“It has been a lot of fun to cruise the Azores in the company of other ARC Europe boats”

Kinship - Arrival in Horta, Ursula, Andy, Tim and Mia
Kinship - Rigging check, Kinship from above


Meet the WCC Team at the Annapolis Boat Show, 2016.

The Annapolis Boat Show takes place as usual in October, from 6-10 October in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club and our partners' activities at the show.World Cruising Club will have a booth in the show, come and say hi and talk... Click here for more info..

Practical preparation advice for an offshore passage from ARC sailors and cruising rally experts.

This autumn we will be hosting a series of forums to inspire sailors to extend their offshore cruising boundaries. Each forum will feature a panel of experienced bluewater cruisers sharing their personal experiences of sailing offshore passages and living on board, together with industry professionals giving their own practical top tips. The objective is to share their knowledge and experience... Click here for more info..

Lagos Arrival of ARC Europe 2016.

Following nearly 3 weeks in the Azores, the ARC Europe 2016 fleet of 23 boats left the island of Santa Maria on Sunday 12th June for the last Leg of ARC Europe taking them 800 miles further east to the south coast of Portugal, Lagos.After experiencing very light (and occasionally non-existent) wind for the first 48 hours, they were able to sail the rest of the leg on a comfortable abeam ride... Click here for more info..
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Diana - Uns gibt’s auch noch - Grüße von der Diana

(3.12.2016) Bergfest! 11 Tage unterwegs und 1500 nm geschafft, die halbe Strecke! Wir haben einen ziemlich langen Weg gewählt, Richtung Süd an der afrikanischen Küste lang, durch die Kapverden hindurch und Süd bis zum 14. Breitengrad. Dafür hatten read more...


Second Wind - Karl - Crew Departure

It is time to start saying good buy, Karl left last night to catch his flight and fly to Canada where family , friends and work wait for him. We had a great time and took hundreds of pictures together but there are a million more that will remain read more...


Second Wind - Doug - Crew Departure

Doug our first Mate for this Atlantic crossing was a great asset to our team. He joined on April 5th in St-Martin from that point on, he volunteered for several tasks. We worked hard during the day and played hard at night; happy hours, live band, read more...


Lerina - De Santa Maria a Lagos .....

Après un peu moins de deux jours au moteur, le vent de NO est progressivement monté en puissance et ce fut tellement une belle navigation vers l'Est et le sud du Portugal. Nous avons été constamment sur la brèche essayant d'optimiser notre route et read more...


Tinia - Last 200

Last 200 miles to go of our 4000 mile trip home, time seems to be slowing down even though the boat is speeding up, we are flying along surfing down waves at up to 12 knts. The cooking and fishing is suffering as its become almost impossible to read more...

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It really was a highlight of our year's sailing last year.

Margaret Meade, sy Re Shuanta
Thank you for a fantastic event. It was the first time we partook in an ARC event and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would particularly like to complement World Cruising on the team they had in place at Nanny Cay, Bermuda and the Azores. Lyall, Kieran and Nick were exceptionally professional, unbelievably pleasant despite having numerous yachts demanding various things from them. They always had a smile and were always willing to help irrespective of the time of day or weather conditions - which we can personally vouch for following our arrival into Horta.
Brian and Loretto Linehan, sy Asteroid 2012

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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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