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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


ARC Europe 2015 - Where are they now?.

A few years back we ran a similar story and had a great response from the skippers, so again thought it time to ask the ARC Europe participants… "Where are you now?"  It has been little over 4 months since ARC Europe 2015 came to a close at the Marina de Lagos in Portugal and so an email was sent out to all the skippers to find out where they have sailed to and what their future plans... Click here for more info..

Meet the WCC Team at the Annapolis Boat Show, 2015.

The Annapolis Boat Show takes place as usual in October, from 8-12 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..

Meet World Cruising Club at the Open Yard Weekend – Orust, Sweden.

Andy Schell and Mia Karlsson from the World Cruising Team will be at the annual Open Yard show at Orust, Sweden this coming weekend from 21-23 August. This relaxed weekend event combines an in-water boat show, with a cruiser rendezvous, all in a delightful setting just north of Gothenburg, Sweden. As well as boats from leading bluewater yards, there are shore-side equipment displays, cruising... Click here for more info..
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Hejira - Mindelo at last

16 53.214N 024 59.487WSunday 15th November 2015Quite an interesting arrival in the Cape Verde Islands with none of the charted navigational lights working and the island inside which we had to finish at 11.31pm showing as nothing more than a read more...


Widago - Father's Day 2015

Father’s Day 2015 OK… Before we start, go grab a coffee (or beer if you’re in the right time zone) and put your feet up because this might take a few minutes. Been a very busy Father’s Day… First of all, justa big Happy Father’s Day to all you dads read more...


Gozwoz - Day 4 from Santa Maria

The Bosun's reason for being on the rally is that he wanted some proper ocean sailing which the westward ARC had not provided. He then complained that the previous legs on ARC Europe had not provided what he wanted. He accepts that the present read more...


Widago - Azores-Europe Leg Day 8: Frogger in the English Channel

We are getting close, well closer. The target/destination changes daily, sometimes hourly depending Ahab's strategy and information. After 42 years as the youngest child of three, and almost 20 years in the Moseley clan, I have very little problem read more...


Gozwoz - Days 5 and 6 from Santa Maria

Last night the Navigator had the good fortune to sleep, though not simultaneously, with both the Bosun and Roger, who kindly allowed me to share their double berth in the stern while we were sailing upwind and they were respectively on watch. It read more...

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Once again we would like to thank you for organizing a fantastic event. We are so glad to have taken part. Especially we would like to thank Lyall, Nick and Andy who did a superb job throughout. We really enjoyed the few days in Bermuda and have promised ourselves to return there before too long.
Chris & Nirit Slaney, sy Passepartout

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

Margaret Meade, sy Re Shuanta

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Hiking the 'Gut' in Tortola

Last year the fleet had slow-going, making for a lazy few days in Tortola for the Yellowshirt team. Read their account of hiking the 'gut' behind Nanny Cay and up onto the mountains, a fantastic way to kill some time and a grand adventure!

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