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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 lock-downs in began in March, ARC organisers World Cruising Club (WCC) have been in regular contact with our partners in host countries Spain, Saint Lucia and Cape Verde. Restrictions on movement, social mixing and international travel have now been eased in Spain, whilst in the Caribbean, countries are putting protocols in place to allow tourists to return. The momentum is towards normalisation, even... 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..

Counting down to the ARC+ Start. 09/11/2019

With less than one day to go until the start of ARC+ 2019, the final countdown to departure from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is on. Over 400... Click here for more info..

ARC+ Participants visit beloved Spanish Navy training schooner. 09/11/2019

Today 47 ARC+ participants were lucky enough to visit the Spanish Navy training schooner, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, at the Gran Canaria... Click here for more info..

Safety demos for the ARC+. 07/11/2019

When is the best time to check out how your life raft deploys? Or to learn how flares are fired? The standard advice (and common sense might... Click here for more info..

What its like on an ARC Safety Check. 05/11/2019

One of the major appeals of joining an ocean going rally like the ARC is the added level of safety, something we at World Cruising take... Click here for more info..

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