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What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

The final countdown has begun for the crews of 28 boats starting World ARC in 2019. The 15 month circumnavigation will see them cover some 26,000nm... more info


Boom Breakage on The Project!

Boom Breakage on The Project!

Each year on the ARC there are great examples of seamanship as a number of boats experience breakages and equipment failures during the crossing.... more info


Crossing the line – Saint Lucia welcomes Sea Child after a ten year circumnavigation

Crossing the line – Saint Lucia welcomes Sea Child after a ten year circumnavigation

Almost ten years to the day, since they sailed out of Rodney Bay, Eric and Tamara Barto of Sea Child have crossed their original starting line to... 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.


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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

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 DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

ARC Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

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 Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via Cape Verde

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland



World Cruising Club Seminars

ARC Youth Team...More
ARC Bluewater Weekend 2019...More
ARC & World ARC Presentation - Sydney Australia...More
Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Bluewater Weekend: 22 and 23 June 2019, Lymington UK

Bluewater Weekend: 22 and 23 June 2019, Lymington UK

Don’t miss out- look, learn, listen and chat with ARC and World ARC skippers at our unique Bluewater Weekend and start living your bluewater... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

Group 1 of the World ARC Say ‘Nana’ (bye bye) French Polynesia. 20/05/2019

Under clear blue skies and above crystal clear waters of the lagoon in Bora Bora, Group 1 of the World ARC 2019-20 yachts crossed the start of Rally... more info


World ARC’s Final Destination in the French Polynesia. 16/05/2019

The French Polynesia comprises of more than 100 islands in the South Pacific stretching for more than 2,000km.Divided into the Austral, Gambier,... more info


World Cruising Club announces ARC Youth Team initiative. 15/05/2019

2019 marks the 30th consecutive year that the ARC has arrived in Saint Lucia, as well as the 40th anniversary of the Caribbean country’s... 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