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ARC+ 2021 - Entries Now Open!. 22/09/2020

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. For 2021, two Caribbean destinations are available – sail to IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia, or Blue Lagoon Marina in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. For full details, request an information pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements and will be sent to you be email.About ARC+2021After a week-long pre-departure programme, the first stage of the rally sails from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Mindelo... Click here for more info..

ARC 2020 - Countdown to Start Day Has Begun. 11/09/2020

The first arrivals of boats set for a transatlantic adventure this November have begun in Las Palmas Marina ahead of what it set to be a... Click here for more info..

ARC/ARC+ 2020 Closing Date for Entries. 05/08/2020

Closing Date for Entries for the 2020 ARC Rally AnnouncedTo allow for planning of a COVID secure ARC/ARC+ in the Las Palmas and the rally's... Click here for more info..

Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) Route. 03/08/2020

ARC Update 03 August 2020Start Dates Confirmed – no split start for ARC (Direct) RouteDue to the additional requirements expected for entry... Click here for more info..

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

[03 August - this item has now been superseded by this post from 03/08/2020]Since its beginning in 1986, the ARC has always been about... 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... 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... Click here for more info..

ARC 2020 - COVID19 (Corona virus) Update. 16/03/2020

World Cruising Club would like to assure ARC 2020 rally participants that we are continually monitoring the on-going situation regarding the... Click here for more info..

Celebrations in Saint Lucia conclude ARC+ 2019. 12/12/2019

For sailors on the ARC+ route of the 2019 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, this evening’s Prize Giving Ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of... Click here for more info..

Getting the party started!. 08/12/2019

Sixteen days after their departure from the Cape Verdes, the Caribbean destinations for ARC+ in Saint Lucia and St. Vincent have seen... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Saint Vincent - first arrivals at Blue Lagoon Marina. 04/12/2019

After a few days of diving and mooring laying The Blue Lagoon Marina and Hotel was finally ready to receive the first ARC+ St. Vincent 2019... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Make Landfall in Saint Lucia. 03/12/2019

Serenaded by the local steel pan, the first ARC+ mooring lines to be secured to the pontoon at IGY Rodney Bay Marina belonged to Minimole, a... Click here for more info..

Awaiting the Advent of ARC+ Arrivals. 30/11/2019

As the ARC and ARC+ fleets are looking out on the horizon and counting down the miles to the rum punch welcome, the teams from World... Click here for more info..

Michael Grote – Irie Life. 26/11/2019

All of those involved with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Michael Grote, skipper of... Click here for more info..

ARC+ St Lucia - Start Day for Leg 2. 21/11/2019

With their visit coming to a close in Mindelo, today the ARC+ St Lucia fleet crossed the start line for their journey across the Atlantic to... Click here for more info..

ARC+ St Vincent - Start Day for Leg 2. 21/11/2019

Under blue skies peppered with cumulus clouds, ARC+ 2019 St Vincent fleet, made up of 21 boats, crossed the start line for Leg 2 today at... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Tour to Santo Antão. 20/11/2019

During the ARC+ visit to Mindelo, Cape Verde, on the island of São Vicente there is the opportunity to visit the neighbouring island, Santo... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Prizegiving Evening in Mindelo. 20/11/2019

Serenading participants down the pontoons and along the streets of Mindelo by drummers and Mendingas dancers, the procession lead everyone... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Welcome to Marina Mindelo. 17/11/2019

Marina Mindelo is a site to be seen! With most of the ARC+ fleet now arrived into, São Vicente, there is a hive of activity and sense of... Click here for more info..

A Swell Send-off for ARC+. 10/11/2019

It was a challenging start to leg one of ARC+ 2019 today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a large north easterly swell gave the boats a... Click here for more info..

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