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ARC Plus

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 4 to 6 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.

The rally makes its Caribbean landfall at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. This recently refurbished 227 berth marina is situated in the lagoon to the south of St George’s Harbour, and is ideally placed for the Atlantic crossing landfall. Grenada is situated at the southern end of the Windward Island chain, with superb beaches, coves and islands, it is a delightful destination, ideally placed for sailing north through some of best cruising areas in the Caribbean.


ARC+ 2022 wraps up in Grenada .

The 10th edition of World Cruising Club’s popular ARC+ rally concluded last night with a spectacular prizegiving ceremony held for the 400+ crews from 91 boats taking part in the second 2022 ARC+ to finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada.With the Fra Diavolo (ITA) finishing 12 days previously and Earendel (GBR), the only motorboat in the rally (a late starter from Mindelo),... Click here for more info..

Two more finishers in ARC+ and recounting experiences.

The last two boats that left with the ARC+ fleet from Mindelo have now arrived in Grenada: Griselda, a Hanse 370, skippered by Nicola Stamp with Gerry Baker and Jacob Asquith-Fox, crossed the finish line around 4am local time on Tuesday 6th December, and Disa, Darrol and Kathy Martin’s Amel Mango followed before sunrise. Both teams were welcomed on the dock and happy to receive the traditional... Click here for more info..

Time to lime at the ARC+ welcome party.

With the majority of the fleet now safely in Grenada, the informal ARC+ welcome party was held yesterday evening at Grenada Yacht Club, overlooking the historic colourful Carenage area of the capital St George’s, just across from Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. With 82 boats now here in Grenada, the welcome party kicked off the ARC+ programme. Watching the sun go down, it was time for... Click here for more info..
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Xenial - Epilogue - Red Pants

For many months now the Swedes have been telling me about a peculiar tradition they have concerning red trousers (according to some sources it may also be an English, or even New England, tradition, but we have found conflicting information). The read more...


Disa - Nothing... Nada... Zero... Zilch

Zero wind - Mother Nature’s sting in the tail at the end of our Atlantic crossing.Having sailed two thousand nautical miles, and with only two hundred to go, the ocean has turned as calm as a mill pond.There is not a breath of wind to fill our read more...


Lomvi - Day 18 - The end...

Dear floating devices,We have reached our final destination, Grenada. Arrived this morning at 7.30 to a wonderful reception from the other Norwegian boats (benefit of being slow, and nice people).Today, we are trying to comprehend what a crazy read more...


Lomvi - Day 17 - Slow sprint

Dear celebrators,We are cruising into the last night on the Atlantic. Its 2ms wind, the ocean is glassy. Motoring in 5 kn towards the goal! We expect to be in Grenada tomorrow morning. The most spectacular sunset so far was enjoyed on deck. Big read more...


Bolero - Land Ahoy

Land Ahoy!We settled into the night watches, Gwyn and Ian had a quiet moonlight 3 hours and handed oveHr to Maz and Nick.Bolero passed the 100 miles to the way point at 22:45 and continued to romp along.At the change of watch at 01:00 hrs the genoa read more...

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"Our experience was excellent - we felt well supported, really enjoyed all the social aspects and organised tours, which made life easy and not stressful. The WCC Yellowshirts were super helpful. The focus on safety very reassuring."
Chris Parker, S/Y Mistral of Portsmouth
"Just fantastic. Support from staff and participants and overall experience made it very worth it. Also it was such a family friendly event and the kids will remember it forever. Thank you. "
Simon Warwick, S/Y Pacific Pearl

World Cruising Club

Boot is Back!

Europe's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, is back in action again and World Cruising Club will be there to welcome ARC sailors, both old and new, face-to-face. There is so much to see and explore at Boot that you'll need more than one day to see it all. With excellent transport links, plenty of hotels, and the world's marine industry attending, it is the 'must see' boat show for boaters from across Europe and beyond. Come and find the WCC team at 10E31 in Hall 10.... more info

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