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South Atlantic Adventures and a Colourful Welcome to Brazil. 12/02/2016

Just over a month ago, 13 yachts of the World ARC 2015-16 fleet left Cape Town for the longest passage oftheir circumnavigation to Salvador, Brazil, a total distance of approximately 3637 NM. This leg included a 72 hour stopover to visit the South Atlantic island of St Helena before continuing on their ocean crossing to reach Salvador in time for the world famous carnival.The first yachts arrived after on St Helena following 10 days of sailing approximately 1700 NM from Cape Town, experiencing some strong winds and rough seas at the start of the leg followed by consistent wind propelling them to the stopover. The stop in St Helena is the only port on the World ARC route where yachts are not welcomed by a World Cruising Club representative as Rally Control as the island currently does not... Click here for more info..

A stop in Mid-Atlantic. 08/02/2016

The World ARC fleet got together at the St Helena Yacht Club during their 72hrs stopover on the mid-Atlantic island. The local members at... Click here for more info..

Partying in Panama!. 06/02/2016

The World ARC programme in Panama is very busy. The events began with a Panama City Tour to El Casco Viejo (The Old City), founded on 21... Click here for more info..

Pacific here we come!. 04/02/2016

The World ARC fleet completed their Panama Canal transits and are now berthed at La Playita Marina near Panama City. The transits went very... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016/17 at the Embera Village . 04/02/2016

The village World ARC visited today is located on the Chagres River, the main tributary to the Gatun Lake & Panama Canal. It is so... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016-17 ready for the Canal Transit!. 30/01/2016

After the paradise of San Blas the World ARC fleet are now in Shelter Bay Marina in preparation for the Panama Canal transits.Shelter Bay... Click here for more info..

Rendezvous in Paradise. 26/01/2016

Since arriving in the San Blas on Thursday the World ARC fleet have been enjoying many of the beautiful islands with idyllic white sandy... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016 Fleet assembles in San Blas. 23/01/2016

After a quick passage from Santa Marta World ARC 2016 is now arriving in San Blas, Panama.San Blas is a remote archipelago lying just off... Click here for more info..

Work continues on Nanny Cay's new outer marina. 22/01/2016

Busy times in Nanny Cay, host to the start of ARC Europe & ARC USA in May and the finish of ARC Caribbean 1500 in November, as work... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016/17 Start, Leg 2 – Santa Marta to San Blas. 21/01/2016

The World ARC fleet has departed for the islands of San Blas with the memories of a very enjoyable and entertaining week with wonderful... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016/17 Dinner and Prize Giving Ceremony in Santa Marta Club. 20/01/2016

World ARC participants enjoyed the Dinner and Prize Giving event hosted by Marina Santa Marta held in the main dining room of the stunning... Click here for more info..

BBQ Beach Party at Bahia Concha for World ARC 2016 crews. 17/01/2016

With all yachts safely in Santa Marta, World ARC participants visited Bahia Concha where they enjoyed a Colombian Beach BBQ surrounded by... Click here for more info..

First World ARC 2016 boat to complete the First Leg . 13/01/2016

After departing Rodney Bay on the 9th of January 2016 World ARC fleet have commenced their 15 month circumnavigation. It has been a quick... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2016-17 Fleet Underway. 09/01/2016

Following an excellent bon-voyage party hosted by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board on Friday night, where the relaxed participants were wished... Click here for more info..

Countdown to the Start of World ARC 2016-17. 08/01/2016

Wednesday's schedule for the World ARC 2016 fleet in Saint Lucia was packed with briefings about the Rally so that crews could learn more... Click here for more info..

Farewell Cape Town. 07/01/2016

On 2nd January after nearly 6 weeks of independence, Victor from World Cruising Club arrived on the docks of the V&A Waterfront Marina... Click here for more info..

A New Year begins for World ARC. 04/01/2016

For eight years, each January there has been a World ARC fleet setting off from either Saint Lucia or Cape Town, to begin or complete its... Click here for more info..

The 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers wraps up in Saint Lucia. 20/12/2015

In an evening of high emotion and just a little drama, focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 30th Atlantic Rally for... Click here for more info..

The Malts Cruise is back again for 2016. 18/12/2015

The Malts Cruise, World Cruising Club’s social sail around the west coast for Scotland, will be back again in the summer of 2016, after... Click here for more info..

Noisy Welcome for Sea Symphony. 17/12/2015

The last official finisher has now crossed the line in Rodney Bay, in a stately progress eagerly awaited by well-wishers ashore. With just... Click here for more info..