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The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for a great event, and most probably one of the best experiences of my life” Max Klink, yacht Caro (GER)


Announcing ARC+ St. Vincent.

We are delighted announce a new alternative route option for ARC+ this November - ARC+ St. Vincent!Demand for spaces on ARC+ has grown year on year since the inaugural event in 2013, being full to capacity for the last two years. This year has proved no exception; with a full entry list by mid January, and limit on the number of entries due to marina capacity in Mindelo, a waiting list was... Click here for more info..

WCC at the Southampton Boat Show 2018.

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 14-23 September 2018 in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club activities at the show. The World Cruising Club team will be available on our stand J051 in the Ocean Hall, every day to chat about... Click here for more info..

Looking to live the bluewater dream?.

Bluewater Weekend 16-17 June 2018 Lymington, UKNow in it's fifth year, the WCC team have joined together once again with leading offshore yacht broker Berthon International, to host a weekend of conversation about bluewater cruising at Berthon’s Lymington UK base in June 2018. This popular weekend is designed to encourage visitors think about all aspects of living their bluewater... Click here for more info..
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Gertha 5 - Plymouth

n 50.21 w 04.09   The Head Master introduced himself last night at a modest presentation. Asin terms he is keen that all pupils dress properly, Talk of school outingsto many exciting places. By good fortune Deputy head, Chris Tibbs, is a world read more...


Trifon - Video is now on Vimeo

Share it with friends, or hop into your video settings to tweak your privacy settings or custom embed options, and do things like add music or captions and subtitles.  Your video ARC 2017 film is now ready to watch on Vimeo. Here's what else read more...


Lothlorien - Damit haben wir nicht gerechnet!

Seit fast sechs Tagen bin ich nun schon wieder im kalten Deutschland und seit vier Tagen habe ich schon wieder im Büro am Schreibtisch gesessen. Die Atlantiküberquerung - die drei Wochen auf hoher See, als Wind und Wellen die größten Sorgen und read more...


Shimna - Shimna ... Limps across the finishing line

At 21.09 on 15th December Shimna finally crossed the finishing line in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, 26 days after leaving Las Palmas.This has been a long slow and difficult passage with numerous technical problems starting a few hours after leaving Gran read more...


Avel Biz - ARC 2017 prizegiving

Dimanche 17 décembre 2017 12h00 UTC 49°01 N 02°25 E   Bonjour La soirée de remise des prix de l'ARC 2017 a eu lieu hier soir à Rodney Bay. Nous n'étions pas sur place mais une équipière de NORXL nous a représenté. Il y a eu beaucoup de prix read more...

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On behalf of myself and my four crew I would like to thank you and all your team for making our time with ARC 2016 a mighty and most enjoyable experience. From the moment we arrived in Las Palmas till departure from Rodney Bay we were looked after so well by your team. All our problems/queries were dealt with in a most competent and satisfactory manner. It was a first class experience for all of us. I had always said that I would only do a trans Atlantic once however this has changed and I will hopefully do it again with ARC!

Nick Musgrave - SY Jasmine (IRL)

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.

Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014

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ARC Ladies support Saint Lucia CDGC

The Atlantic Women 2017 journey began 3 years ago when Rotarian Konrad Wagner brought Petra Pavlisin to visit the Child Development and Guidance Centre. At that time Petra had a dream of participating in the annual ARC with a crew of women and raising funds for a charity in St Lucia. She specifically sought out a charity run by women and found CDGC thanks to the recommendation from Konrad.... more info

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