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ARC 2016 - Photo Competition Shortlist - Winners Revealed

ARC 2016 - Photo Competition Shortlist - Winners Revealed

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


 Life on board an ARC Portugal boat

Life on board an ARC Portugal boat

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 Pierce... more info


Boating in the Algarve

Boating in the Algarve

Boating in the Algarve Basing your boat on Portugal’s warm southern coast offers an attractive package sunshine, easy cruising and sandy beaches all... 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 Baltic - Baltic Cruise

Visiting six capitals in six weeks

ARC Channel Islands - cruising to France

UK to northern France and the Channel Islands

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 Pacific - Cruising to paradise

Sail from the US west coast to Mexico and French Polynesia

ARC USA - Caribbean to USA

Nanny Cay, Tortola to Bermuda, then on to the East Coast

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC DelMarVa - Sail around DelMarVa

Chesapeake Bay summer cruise

ARC Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

Cross Biscay to Bayona, then daysail south to Marina de Lagos

ARC Bahamas - USA to Bahamas

Chesapeake Bay to Abaco, Bahamas

Malts Cruise - Scotland's West Coast

Cruising in company around the islands of western Scotland



World Cruising Club Seminars

Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 16 September 2017...More
Cruising in Portugal Seminar: Southampton 23 September 2017...More
World ARC Presentation - Southampton UK, 23 September 2017...More
World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD: October 6, 2017...More
Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 7, 2017...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Southampton Boat Show 2017

Southampton Boat Show 2017

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 15-24 September in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

The big museum of St-Petersburg . 13/08/2017

As the half point of the ARC Baltic after already 3 weeks sailing from Rostock, to Bornholm to Visby and to Tallinn the fleet was underway to... more info


Crews triumph in testing conditions . 13/08/2017

After two days of preparation at Haslar Marina the time had come for this year’s participants to cross the channel to Cherbourg.Tides and passage... more info


Blue skies welcome ARC Channel Islands Fleet in to Gosport. 11/08/2017

This year’s ARC Channel Islands rally, in association with Hamble School of Yachting and the RYA got off to a bright start with blue skies welcoming... more info


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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