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ARC sailors crossing for charity

ARC sailors crossing for charity

This year in particular, participants in the ARC feel extremely privileged and fortunate to be able to take part in the rally and to experience the... more info


Emily Morgan – planning for the ‘new normal’

Emily Morgan – planning for the ‘new normal’

Nearly 400 people have joined Anna and Bones Black’s popular charter boat since they purchased Emily Morgan in 2011 and have sailed 83,000 miles on... more info


Family boat shares top tips

Family boat shares top tips

With 24 children across the fleet sailing with the ARC, one family boat shares some great tips to help future ARC participants who are planning on... 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 Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

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

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

World Cruising Club 2020 Seminars - Update...More
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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
ARC Europe 2021 - Dates announced and Entries Open for 2021

ARC Europe 2021 - Dates announced and Entries Open for 2021

World Cruising Club have announced dates and opened entries for the next edition of ARC Europe, which will now take place in May and June 2021. The... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

Mid Atlantic with the ARC+ & ARC 2020. 29/11/2020

During the first week at sea for both the ARC and ARC+ fleets with Saint Lucia now set firmly in their sights, there have been some entertaining... more info


ARC+ Fleet Depart Mindelo. 23/11/2020

The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions today as they set out on Leg 2 of ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia.... more info


Ocean calling ARC 2020. 22/11/2020

Following years of planning, months of trepidation, days of stowing, and hours of farewells, over 300 crew set sail today from Las Palmas de Gran... 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