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Life on board an ARC Portugal boat. 19/06/2017

As a staff member of World Cruising Club its import to understand our Rally’s from all perspectives. On this year’s ARC Portugal, Charlie Pierce crewed the leg from Falmouth to Bayona on Paul and Dee’s Hallberg Rassy 48, Blonde Moment. Here he shares his experiences crossing the Bay of Biscay with the fleet.After a delayed start to the Rally caused by two low pressure systems the fleet were eager to depart and the weather window was set for a departure on the morning of Sunday the 11th.A relaxed start was set and all yachts departed in their own time with most choosing to leave between 6 am and 11 am.Those who departed later helped other yachts in leaving their berths and waved them off, safe in the knowledge that they would be in contact over VHF or SSB later on in the day.We decided to... Click here for more info..

Boating in the Algarve. 01/03/2017

Boating in the Algarve Basing your boat on Portugal’s warm southern coast offers an attractive package sunshine, easy cruising and sandy... Click here for more info..

Social Media Ahoy!. 30/01/2017

The 2016 edition of the ARC Atlantic crossing saw an interesting evolution with regards to social messaging and keeping in touch between... Click here for more info..

'Going where the wind takes us!' - An interview with the crew of Pepper. 09/12/2016

Phil Alberry and Hatty Millar are one of eight crews in ARC+ this year that have sailed the route double-handed. Reaching Rodney Bay sees... Click here for more info..

Just how different is VOR 70 from a normal ARC Boat?. 13/12/2016

Well. That is a question some of the ARC sailors may have pondered when walking along the crowded docks in Las Palmas where cruising boats... Click here for more info..

Young at Heart - An Interview with the crew of radical cruiser MacPat. 11/12/2016

Though both originally from Europe, Miguel Castellote and Patrick Franchet met via sailing in the Quebec Province of Canada where they both... Click here for more info..

'A rhyme of our time (in the ARC)' by the crew of Ludanka. 10/12/2016

The Atlantic Crossing of 2016Brought together a maiden sailing team;A skipper, a cook, an emergency medicA rigger, a boat and a handy... Click here for more info..

Meeting the Mid-Atlantic Locals. 25/11/2016

With almost 300 boats in the ARC fleet spread from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, Marine Ecologist Isabella Tortora Brayda... Click here for more info..

Competitive spirit in ARC Racing Division. 19/11/2016

This year’s rally will see one of the largest groups ever choosing to sail across in the ARC Racing Division, raced under IRC. A diverse... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa, Caribbean 1500 & Round the World. 18/11/2016

For 26 years, the Caribbean 1500 has been the way to get south to the islands. Now, as World Cruising Club USA continues to develop other... Click here for more info..

Ladies line up for the Atlantic. 16/11/2016

As usual the ARC attracts a large number of female sailors on an  Atlantic adventure, and this year is no different with around 240... Click here for more info..

A floating United Nations. 18/11/2016

With the topical political changes and a sense of unease around the world, the ARC is like a safe haven for sailors from all corners of the... Click here for more info..

Children rule Pontoon S. 15/11/2016

Pontoon S is where the family boats in the ARC are berthed and there is a fantastic gang of children of different ages who are running... Click here for more info..

Fortitude on forty footers. 14/11/2016

Although the average boat length in the ARC is 15.51m (51ft), almost half of the boats sailing across range from 40ft-50ft in ARC 2016. From... Click here for more info..

Charity fundraisers sailing the ARC. 12/11/2016

People take part in the ARC for all sorts of reasons, and one of those is to raise money or awareness for their charity of choice. Here is a... Click here for more info..

Discovering historic Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 09/11/2016

With so many preparations before their Atlantic crossing, it's easy to get caught up with the boat jobs list and miss the many highlights of... Click here for more info..

What happens at Check-In. 07/11/2016

With the ARC+ boats now happily at sea, the focus in Las Palmas has shifted to the ARC boats beginning their own preparations. One of the... Click here for more info..

Weather Challenges on a Fall Passage South. 03/11/2016

by Andy SchellA fall passage to the Caribbean from the northeast US is undoubtedly one of the more challenging offshore undertakings, both... Click here for more info..

Long-Range Weather Outlook for Caribbean 1500/ARC Bahamas Departure. 29/10/2016

It's only Day 1 at the rally here in Portsmouth, and the local weather is gorgeous. Highs will be in the 80s on Sunday, and the skies are... Click here for more info..

How to Crew in the ARC. 30/09/2016

The 2016 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their... Click here for more info..

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