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Event Supporters
Turismo de Gran Canaria

The Tourism of Gran Canaria has a long standing relationship with World Cruising Club and the ARC as co-sponsor in the start port, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A full and varied programme of social activities is arranged for the two weeks before the start of the ARC and many of these are organised by the Tourism of Gran Canaria. With numerous information booths around the City, the Tourism has also developed a very informative website with direct links to everything related to Gran Canaria and up-to-date information on services and resources, available in several different languages #muchtolive #muchoporvivir


Turismo De Gran Canaria
Calle Triana, 93
Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Islas Canarias

Ports Sponsors
Autoridad Porturia de Las Palmas

The ARC starts from the yacht marina of Las Palmas - the Muelle Deportivo which is owned and operated by the Autoridad Porturia de Las Palmas. World Cruising Club have worked closely with the Las Palmas Port Authority for many years. As co-port sponsor in Las Palmas, and with feedback from ARC participants, they have developed and improved facilities in and around the marina greatly over the past 10 years. This development continues, with an ambitious plan to double the capacity of the marina by 2005. Today, the Muelle Deportivo, which holds the fleet of ARC yachts prior to the start, is a cleaner, better serviced and safer city centre marina for visiting yachtsmen thanks to it's development alongside the growth of the ARC. Las Palmas is the home of the ARC, and Muelle Deportivo is right at the centre of this important event for the city of Las Palmas, and the island of Gran Canaria.


Subdirector Tecnico
Autoridad Portuaria De Las Palmas
C/. Tomas Quevedo Ramirez S/N
Las Palmas De GC
Islas Canarias

Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina

Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina is the must-visit yachting destination in the Southern Caribbean. The luxury superyacht marina has 227 berths for yachts up to 300 feet and is located in the beautiful lagoon just outside St. George’s, the capital of Grenada. Having undergone a recent refurbishment, the marina now has 90 new berths ranging from 12 metres to 22 metres on two new piers with premium facilities expected from the Camper & Nicholsons Marinas standard. The ‘Spice Island’ as Grenada is known, has superb beaches and the north of the island is unspoilt rain forest rising to 1000 metres above sea-level with spectacular waterfalls.


Charlotte Fairhead
Camper & Nicholsons Grenada Services Ltd
Mail Bag 9012
Kirani James Boulevard
St. George's

City of Las Palmas

The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was founded in June 24th, 1478 by the Castilian captain Juan Rejon, who started the conquest of the island from the area placed at the mouth of the "Guiniguada" ravine. This place, at the very beginning known as "El Real", is nowadays in the heart of the historic district of Vegueta. The city became a very important place because of the sugar cane trade, that at the same time brought dangerous enemies to the city, such as pirates, who attacked on an on the city until the XVIII century. The building of the "Puerto de la Luz" in the second half of the XIX century was the first step for the city in the process of achieving its modern appearance. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has become the platform in which three different continents meet. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria together with Santa Cruz de Tenerife are the capitals of the Canarian autonomous community. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria faces the XXI century turned into the most important economic centre of the Canaries, and the city is also the 8th Spanish city at the population ranking. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an open, cosmopolitan and livel city with a total population of over 365,00 citizens.

Web Site:

Concejalía de Turismo
Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Casa del Turismo - Parque Santa Catalina
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Grenada Tourism Authority

Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, is a hidden gem with unspoiled beauty offering a lifestyle so pure and authentic that you will feel instantly renewed. Famed for its aromatic spices and organic chocolate, the tri-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique is located in the eastern Caribbean just south of Barbados. The Pure Grenada experience amplified by the “Pure Safe Travel” initiative, beckons visitors to its 40 white sandy beaches including the world-famous Grand Anse Beach, 15 breath-taking waterfalls, 5 chocolate factories, 3 rum distilleries, and more than 30 unforgettable dive sites, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean ‘Bianca C’ and the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park. The World Travel & Tourism Council “Safe Travels” approved destination is committed to protecting your health and safety while allowing you to tailor a beyond-the-ordinary Pure Grenada experience, Just-For-You.


Nikoyan Roberts
P.O. Box 293
Burns Point
St. George's

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.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1722416106

Cristelle Paulley Or Richard Chitty
Admiral Marine Ltd
4 Barnack Centre
Blakey Road
United Kingdom

Advance Yacht Systems

Cruise the world in comfort! Advance Yacht Systems, are the UK’s leading provider of comfort on board. They are exclusive distributors of Frigomar air-conditioning, Paguro generators, Remoran hydrogenerators and Cristec battery chargers. Remoran Wave hydrogenerators can generate up to 300W of power, allowing customers to produce their own power as they sail, without emissions or noise.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1794523900

9 Fernacre Business Park
Budds Lane
United Kingdom
SO51 0HA

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, Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Henån in Sweden, Newport Rhode Island in the USA. They also have a large service facility in Palma de Mallorca. Berthon always has a vast selection of bluewater cruising yachts available for sale as well as motor yachts and performance sailing yachts. They are the UK/European and USA agents for a number of quality yacht builders including Solaris, Rustler and Moody, as well as being specialists in the sales of pre-owned Discovery sailing yachts. Of course they are very happy to offer professional advice and an efficient sales service should you be buying or selling.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590679222

Alan Mcilroy
Berthon International
The Shipyard
Bath Road
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.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)
Web Site:

Postbus 321
2270 AH

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.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)2380452668
Web Site:

Mercury Yacht Harbour
Satchell Lane
United Kingdom
SO31 4HQ

Hayes Parsons

As one of the leading marine brokers in the UK, Hayes Parsons understand the importance of having the correct cover in place for your yacht. Global or localised cruising offers unique challenges and Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers have the experience to understand these and offer bespoke solutions. As an independent insurance broker they are able to negotiate terms from their hand-picked panel of UK based insurers as well as having strong relationships with Lloyd's Syndicates and can offer cover for US and Canadian flagged boats through US markets. Their experienced in-house claims team is also available to provide support whenever clients need it.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1179301687

Beacon Tower
Colston Street
United Kingdom


Hydrovane is your best crew member: an independent self-steering windvane and emergency rudder/steering system... ready to go!

Hydrovane will fit any cruising boat

Off-centre installations are the norm!

Doubles as emergency rudder/steering

Reach out to us at

Tel: Canada(+1)6048800234
Web Site:

2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver
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.

Web Site:

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

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.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1934517288

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


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.


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

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.


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

Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety have over 20 years of experience and consider ourselves as marine lifesaving innovators, imparting safety advice and representing some of the world’s leading brands in safety and survival to ensure your safety whilst out on the water. Ocean Safety’s support includes advice for WCC yacht owners and crews when equipping their yachts for long distance voyages and understanding how to operate their safety equipment. For further safety advice and to purchase Ocean Safety products, please contact the Ocean Safety team.


Saxon Wharf
Lower York Street
United Kingdom
SO14 5QF

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


Unit 9 Goodwood Road
United Kingdom
SO50 4NT


Professional Yacht Deliveries is the specialist of choice for many of the leading names in the marine industry. PYD was founded in 1995 as a dedicated yacht delivery company and this core activity remains central to our business. Over the years, however, customers' demands have seen us broaden our provision progressively to embrace a wide range of ancillary services, including bespoke yacht management and own boat training. There is now almost no aspect of your yacht delivery, boat purchase or cruising plans where PYD cannot make a significant contribution. With a portfolio of commercial clients, including some of the world's most prestigious boat builders, charter companies and brokers, as well as hundreds of discerning and experienced private owners, PYD is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of seamanship and customer care. Whether the vessel is sail or motor, superyacht or family cruiser, and whatever or wherever the requirements, the PYD approach is always meticulous and thorough, but above all professional.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1513421001
Web Site:

Nigel Wilkinson
Professional Yacht Deliveries Ltd
157 Telegraph Road
United Kingdom
CH60 7SE

White Dot Sailing

White Dot Sailing (WDS) advise, guide, support and enable sail and motor enthusiasts to create their own unique adventure by giving them the skills, knowledge, and preparation they need; to overcome any challenge and succeed in their journey with the confidence that allows them the freedom to explore, grow and enjoy a life on the ocean waves. Using their Adventure Projects Programme WDS partner with clients through a series of phases to prepare their yacht and crew for bluewater cruising. WDS help ensure projects run to plan, are cost effective and a learning experience. With their years of knowledge of what it takes to get to the rally start line WDS help clients create a project timeline, provide coaching services and refit services for their yacht. WDS offer free 45 minute sessions to World Cruising Club rally entrants, to discuss any aspect of their preparations for all rallies.


Hamble Point Marina
School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom

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. .

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)23 8000 3888
Web Site:

Unit 8, Fulcrum 2
United Kingdom
PO15 7FN