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The cruisers that didn't mean to race.... 03/12/2023

ARC+ is a rally, not a race, however, some boats just can't help themselves...Having taken line honours in leg one, from Las Palma to Cape Verde, John Bronger and team of four on board Sydney Rock, named after the famous Aussie oysters, crossed the finish line in 8th place overall and 2nd monohull. Sydney Rock only carries 'white sails' so no spinnaker or cruising shoot onboard, choosing to sail with twin headsails. After the start they slowly worked their way through the fleet to be the 2nd monohull. John said:"we weren't going to race or be competitive, but we couldn't help ourselves."Over the past 5 days, the Oyster 595 Sydney Rock and Oyster 575 Ahlam, have been in a close 'battle' to take 2nd place, ultimately finishing just 40 minutes apart after 2200 miles at sea!Skipper of... Click here for more info..

Welcome to Grenada! Mongoose is first multihull, first family boat and second to finish. 29/11/2023

Chris and Erica Murray’s Marsaudon ORC50, launched in July 2023, crossed the finish line off Quarantine Point, Grenada, on Wednesday 29... Click here for more info..

Fleet update as finishing line approaches!. 27/11/2023

With the ARC Plus fleet leaders expected to arrive in Grenada in the next 48 hours, and the ARC fleet leaders nearing the halfway point lets... Click here for more info..

Les bateaux français. 19/11/2023

Les bateaux français sont Albatros (Challenge 67), Little big boat (Sun Odyssey 42i), Madness (XP50), Naughty Corner (Grand Soleil 44),... Click here for more info..

School at Sea!. 15/11/2023

If you're considering participating in the ARC or going bluewater sailing with your children and are interested in home schooling while on... Click here for more info..

Die deutschsprachigen Boote bei der ARC 23. 15/11/2023

Österreich: Adrienne, Freya, Time AUTSchweiz: Nautilia, SaidaDeutschland: Anila, Athena, Craptolite, Joline, Karibu, Loreley, Maxim, Mola,... Click here for more info..

Bluewater cruising on Bavaria Yachts. 13/11/2023

Bavaria Yachts have a long history with the ARC. The very first Bavaria to take part in the ARC was ‘Katinka’, a Bavaria 42, back in 1993.... Click here for more info..

Arriving in Las Palmas – when is the best time?. 12/11/2023

The ARC Rally Handbook advises skippers to get their boats to the Canaries by early October. But why when the start isn’t until... Click here for more info..

The ARC Forest continues to grow.... 05/11/2023

For many years, ARC crews have been volunteering to plant trees in the hills above Las Palmas. This isn’t just an excuse to enjoy the... Click here for more info..

Let us Dance our Lives Across the Ocean. 02/11/2023

Christian Lotthé is the oldest sailor and skipper in the ARC+ 2023 fleet, a fit and youthful 88 years old. He is navigating his Beneteau... Click here for more info..

Meet the Yellow Shirts!. 27/10/2023

The World Cruising Club team on events are known as ‘Yellow Shirts’, for obvious reasons! Yellow Shirts deliver all elements of the rally,... Click here for more info..

The Berthon Market Report 2023. 12/05/2023

The Berthon Market Report is an annual publication where the Berthon Sales Group team review the previous year and give their take on the... Click here for more info..

SeaLabs Phase 1 completed - now steering into launching a new gen kit for ARC 2023. 19/04/2023

The Spanish environmental group Ambiente Europeo equipped 15 sailboats with mobile test kits – SeaLabs - in November during ARC 2022 for... Click here for more info..

The Emberá People of Darién . 31/01/2023

Our visit started on a dugout canoe flying up the Rio Pequeni to the Emberá Purú village along the border of the Colón and Panamá provinces.... Click here for more info..

Cookbook Raises Money for St Lucia. 13/01/2023

Sue Sandle has been among the people raising money for local charities for years, and one of the ways is through a carefully compiled local... Click here for more info..

Boot is Back!. 12/01/2023

Europe's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, is back in action again and World Cruising Club will be there to welcome ARC sailors, both old... Click here for more info..

Fathers, Sons and Brothers make it a family affair. 17/12/2022

The ARC is a huge achievement for all crews that make the crossing each year, with each person having their own reasons for taking part.... Click here for more info..

What do you do after sailing the Atlantic?. 13/12/2022

What do you do after sailing the Atlantic? This is the question facing ARC crews now that they have arrived in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. Each... Click here for more info..

Grenada – in a nutshell. 07/12/2022

With all the ARC+ boats now safely in port (apart from those who departed Mindelo late), many of the crews have been taking time out to... Click here for more info..

Pipeline Across the Ocean. 03/12/2022

At the end of WWII, the Allies set-up PLUTO a ‘Pipeline Under the Ocean’ to supply fuel to their armies in France. In 2022 we have witnessed... Click here for more info..