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COVID-19 Cruising Community Updates

COVID-19 Cruising Community Updates

Over recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 has impacted the cruising plans of many and the rapidly evolving situation leading to regular... more info


When is the best time to go off sailing?

When is the best time to go off sailing?

World Cruising Club’s communications director shares his thoughts of the right time to go live-aboard sailing, based on more than twenty years of... more info


Destination Focus: What's in store in St. Vincent?

Destination Focus: What's in store in St. Vincent?

For some sailors the site of land is not the best part of an ocean crossing, but for many who are on their first crossing it’s one of relief and... more info



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Welcome to the World Cruising Club


Your adventure starts here! 

World Cruising Club is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with nine distinct rallies taking place every year - ARC, World ARC, Caribbean 1500, ARC Europe, ARC Portugal, ARC USA, ARC Baltic, ARC DelMarVa and the Malts Cruise. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping, there is something for everyone.

World Cruising Club was born with the very first ARC in 1986, the first-ever ocean crossing rally. We now help more than 450 boats and 1200 people to achieve their sailing dreams every year.  Some of our rallies are big on fun and big on people, others are more intimate. Whatever their size, our rallies all adhere to the original ethos of safe and social cruising.

Our rally teams are all keen to ensure that everyone has a great time ashore and afloat; we know that rallies are more than simply sailing.

Join us, your adventure starts here!
Your adventure starts here!

World Cruising Club, organiser of the ARC and Caribbean 1500 - is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with nine distinct rallies taking place every year. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping.


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World Cruising Club Events

World ARC - Circumnavigation Adventure

Start in Saint Lucia or Australia and sail round the world

ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via Cape Verde

Caribbean 1500 - USA to Caribbean or Bahamas

Chesapeake to Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI or Abaco Bahamas

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC USA - Caribbean to USA

Nanny Cay, Tortola to Bermuda, then on to the East Coast

ARC Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

Cross Biscay to Bayona, then daysail south to Marina de Lagos

ARC Channel Islands - cruising to France

UK to northern France and the Channel Islands

ARC DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks



World Cruising Club Seminars

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Ocean Cruising Seminar Postponement

Ocean Cruising Seminar Postponement

World Cruising Club has regretfully announced that due to ongoing international concerns against holding public gatherings and restrictions imposed... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

World ARC Rally – COVID19 (Corona virus) Update 5 25 March. 25/03/2020

World ARC 2020/21 UpdateThe first yachts of the World ARC 2020/21 fleet have now begun to make landfall in French Polynesia following their Pacific... more info


World ARC 2019-20 complete the Circumnavigation. 24/03/2020

After 15 months, 19 countries, more than 30000 miles, you have finally done it, you are back where everything started, what an incredible... more info


World ARC Rally – COVID19 (Corona virus) Update 4 21 March. 21/03/2020

As the World ARC 2020/21 fleet continue towards French Polynesia, World Cruising Club are working closely with the support of the French Polynesia... more info


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Experts share their cruising knowledge

Experts share their cruising knowledge

Feedback from our boat show based Ocean Cruising Forum proves how useful the two-hour session is for those thinking about their future cruising... more info