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Destination Focus: What's in store in St. Vincent?

Destination Focus: What's in store in St. Vincent?

For some sailors the site of land is not the best part of an ocean crossing, but for many who are on their first crossing it’s one of relief and... more info


New boats – new adventures

New boats – new adventures

Of the 190+ boats taking part in the ARC this year, around 20 in the fleet are new-builds, produced in 2019. They include nine multihulls such as... more info


Video bloggers inspire ARC sailors

Video bloggers inspire ARC sailors

This year several boats owned by young people under the age of 35 will be setting off on their first Atlantic crossing with the ARC. Many of these... 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

Blue Water Cruising Forum 2020 - HISWA Netherlands...More
Ocean Cruising Seminar 14/15 March 2020, Kingston UK...More
ARC Langtur Camp - Oslo, Norway 2020...More
Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 28/29, 2020...More
ARC Bluewater Weekend 2020...More

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WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Join us at the Ocean Cruising Seminar, Kingston - 14-15 March 2020

Join us at the Ocean Cruising Seminar, Kingston - 14-15 March 2020

Hosted by World Cruising Club in association with Yachting World, the Ocean Cruising Seminar will take place in the Kingston, UK from Saturday 14th... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

World ARC 2019-20 last arrivals in Salvador De Bahia. 13/02/2020

After 14 days at sea, Chao Lay, the last World ARC yacht expected in Salvador, has arrived during the morning of 13 February at Terminal... more info


World ARC 2019-20 Leg 15 - Arrival in Salvador De Bahia, Brazil. 08/02/2020

After 13 months sailing across the Pacific, Indian and South Atlantic Ocean the World ARC 2019-20 fleet are back in South America, at Salvador da... more info


World ARC 2022 - Entries now open. 30/01/2020

Are you dreaming of tropical islands and faraway places? Are you wondering what to do after the ARC? Looking for a safe, supported and social... 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