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How to Crew in the ARC

How to Crew in the ARC

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... more info


A day in the life on Gili Gede by Andrew Bishop

A day in the life on Gili Gede by Andrew Bishop

With an early sunrise it’s tempting to get up and make the most of the days here on Gili Gede, a remote island off the coast of Lombok. Jogging... more info


Equipment Breakages in ARC 2015

Equipment Breakages in ARC 2015

Almost 38% of ARC and ARC+ boats logged some form of equipment breakage during ARC 2015, which, whilst it seems high, is perhaps not unexpected for... 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.


Join a rally

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

Caribbean 1500 - USA to Caribbean or Bahamas

Chesapeake to Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI or Abaco Bahamas

ARC Bahamas - USA to Bahamas

Chesapeake Bay to 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 Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

ARC DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland



World Cruising Club Seminars

World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD: October 7, 2016...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 8, 2016...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 31 March to 2 April 2017...More
Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 25-26, 2017...More
Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Meet the WCC Team at the Annapolis Boat Show, 2016

Meet the WCC Team at the Annapolis Boat Show, 2016

The Annapolis Boat Show takes place as usual in October, from 6-10 October in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

Exploring Lombok and a light airs start. 18/09/2016

After the excitement of welcoming the tow into the anchorage at Gili Gede on Wednesday afternoon it was appropriate that the participants gathered... more info


Rallying Around on World ARC - Katarina tows Odysseus following engine failure. 15/09/2016

On Sunday morning 11 September, World ARC yacht Odysseus reported both to Rally Control in Lombok, and on the fleet SSB radio net morning rollcall... more info


World ARC start from Darwin. 06/09/2016

Leg 9 of the World ARC commenced this morning with the fleet departing Darwin, bound for the Indonesian island of Lombok. Conditions were near... more info


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EVENTS NEWS
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