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Young guns making their sailing dream a reality

Young guns making their sailing dream a reality

Whilst the average age of those signing up for the ARC is around 45-55 years old, there’s a growing trend for much younger crews to take a break... more info


New boats, new beginnings and new adventures…

New boats, new beginnings and new adventures…

It’s clear when walking around the docks in Las Palmas marina that there’s a hugely diverse fleet taking part in the ARC, as usual, but there’s also... more info


Well prepped for the Atlantic crossing

Well prepped for the Atlantic crossing

Ahead of this year’s ARC, two boats taking part shared a few valuable tips and passed on some of their knowledge gleaned along the way to help... 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 Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

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

ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC January - A New Year Crossing

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 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



World Cruising Club Seminars

Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Join us for ARC January

Join us for ARC January

World Cruising Club has announced an exciting new addition to their Atlantic crossing portfolio of rallies with the launch of ARC January, sailing... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

Piment Rouge first ARC+ boat arrives in Grenada. 02/12/2021

Congratulations to Pierre De Saint-Vincent’s Outremer 51 Piment Rouge (FRA) for taking line honours in the second leg of the ARC+ rally from... more info


Yacht Charlotte Jane III abandoned after catastrophic steering failure. 01/12/2021

The five-man British crew of Charlotte Jane III were evacuated onto another ARC yacht today (01 December) after a catastrophic steering failure left... more info


Breezing into week two for the ARC+ and ARC Fleets. 29/11/2021

As the second full week at sea begins for the ARC+ and ARC fleets, it’s a delight to read how crews are enjoying their time on the ocean in the logs... more info


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EVENTS NEWS
Ocean Safety - Pyrotechnics: A Complete Guide

Ocean Safety - Pyrotechnics: A Complete Guide

Flares are an essential part of the safety equipment to be carried on board all rally yachts and our official safety partner, Ocean Safety Ltd have... more info