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Spotlight on Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 13/09/2017

If you have not been to Cabo San Lucas (Cabo) before you can expect a busy and lively marina.  The town grew around the small fishing port and marina development at the very southern tip of the Baja Peninsular (in fact the town is still growing and you will notice lots of construction of new hotels, resorts etc).The IGY marina is a first class destination and really is in the heart of the city, busy with day trippers, water taxis, fishing boats and if a cruise ship is in port (anchored in the bay) then there are also the lifeboats ferrying passengers ashore.There are restaurants and bars of all tastes lining the marina and plenty of tourists and locals alike out walking the promenade day and night.With such a busy marina security is a high priority and IGY marina takes it very... Click here for more info..

Spotlight on The Marquesas Islands. 10/08/2017

The Marquesas fall naturally into two geographical divisions: the northern group centered around the large island of Nuka Hiva and the... Click here for more info..

Transatlantic Sailing - What breaks and how to fix it. 18/08/2017

For 15 years, premier sailing magazine Yachting World has been publishing the largest yachting equipment survey in the world, sampling the... Click here for more info..

ARC 2016 - Photo Competition Shortlist - Winners Revealed. 28/06/2017

Over 250 photos were submitted by crews for the ARC 2016 Photo Competition and the entries this year certainly captured all aspects of ocean... Click here for more info..

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... 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..

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