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ARC+ takes sailors across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via the Cape Verde archipelago. Originally launched in response to the ever growing popularity of the ARC, the route via the Cape Verde islands is now firmly established as a standalone rally with its own unique identity.

The Cape Verde islands are ideally placed for boats to sail ‘south until the butter melts’ and the route includes a 3 to 5 day stopover at Mindelo, São Vicente providing crews with an opportunity to discover the enchanting local culture, lively nightlife and bustling food markets that make the Cape Verdes a fascinating place to visit.

Two Caribbean destinations are available – sail to IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia, or Blue Lagoon Marina in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


RALLY NEWS

ARC and ARC+ 2020 – November Departures Confirmed for COVID Secure Rally.
30/06/2020

Since its beginning in 1986, the ARC has always been about providing a framework to make the Atlantic passage to the Caribbean safer and more enjoyable for cruising sailors. World Cruising Club has been examining how to deliver the ARC this year and how the rally could be adapted to offer a COVID secure event that provides the key element of a safer passage to the Caribbean.Since the global... Click here for more info..

COVID-19: Update on World Cruising Club Rallies.
27/05/2020

Due to the on-going COVID-19 global public health emergency, World Cruising Club are mindful that our rallies should only take place where it is safe to do so for our participants, our staff and the residents of our host nations. Factors including quarantine and social distancing restrictions, the availability of international air travel and opening up of hotels and restaurants are all relevant.... Click here for more info..

WCC announce a new partnership with North Sails.
26/05/2020

World Cruising Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading sailmakers North Sails who join over 20 marine companies dedicated to helping rally participants prepare for their cruising adventures as part of the Corporate Membership programme. The aim of the partnership is to inspire sailors around the world to embark on a cruising adventure, using North Sails experts and resources... Click here for more info..
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11/12/2019

Layla - We made it - final blog entry

It has taken a few days for me to get around to writing the final blog entry for our amazing trip. I guess partly because it seals the lid on a great experience and that feels somewhat final. On the other hand it is partly because we have all been read more...

09/12/2019

Saoirse - Saoirse Diaries-17- Reflections from the cockpit

I was surprised at how little life we saw during the crossing. For the better part of the journey we were alone on this vast ocean, no other boats on the horizon. We had one small school of dolphins come play beside us, and another two enormous read more...

07/12/2019

Oyster Moon - final update from oyster moon

Day 15:  Thursday 5th December – Not long nowThere was a bit of excitement in the early hours of this morning as Joe watched a fast catamaran come zooming past us at a rate of over 20 knots.  We can only assume it was one of the read more...

06/12/2019

Oyster Moon - update from oyster moon

Day 12:Monday 2nd December - The 'Mystery Tin' We woke with 20 knots of wind from the rear and a lumpy 3 metre swell just a few seconds apart. Whilst it made life on board much more challenging, we were finally able to head directly towards St read more...

06/12/2019

Amari - Day 15 One More Day

“You sailed across the Atlantic Ocean! Holy cow what an accomplishment, how did you even do that?”My friend Lisa heard this question many times after they completed the ARC Europe passage. I’ve heard versions of that as well. I think about the read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
“The ARC made such a difference to our sailing experience as a family. We met wonderful friends and the staff of yellow shirts went beyond the call of duty time and again.”
Lucy Van Hove, S/Y La Cigale
I have to admit that I was a little cynical and wary about whether I wanted to be organised into a rally environment before signing up but I am now a convert – and indeed should anyone enquire I will be an advocate for both this event and your organisation

The level of support was just pitched perfectly and the quiet way that the team organised both us and the overall group was superbly efficient but without fuss and over complication. The camaraderie of the participants was fantastic and added a rich element to our first transatlantic experience.


Chris & Kate Russell, Associate3






FEATURES
World Cruising Club

ARC 2019 Photo Competition

We are certainly missing being at sea right now so we thought it would be an ideal time to re-live some of the magic moments of ARC 2019 with the Photo Competition! 


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