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And they're off! ARC Europe 2021 sets sail from St. Maarten. 08/05/2021

The excitement on the docks of IGY Simpson Bay Marina was palpable this morning, not least as today's start of ARC Europe 2021 coincided with special 13th Birthday celebrations for Charlotte on Piano. There was just enough time for cake before the dock lines were tossed and the parade of ARC Europe yachts made their way through the the bridge entrance to the starting area to begin their ocean adventure.For some, today marked an extra special departure day - delayed by 12 months due to the pandemic, but finally off and heading westwards across the Atlantic, bidding a fond farewell to Caribbean shores, and now for the ocean miles and classic bluewater cruising as they are bound for Bermuda, then to the Azores and beyond. It was absolutely perfect day for the start with sunny with blue... Click here for more info..

Safety, Socials and Celebrations in St. Maarten. 07/05/2021

The final countdown is on for the participants of ARC Europe 2021 as start day looms just 24 hours away and the final checks are carried out... Click here for more info..

Countdown to the ARC Europe 2021 Start. 30/04/2021

With the start of ARC Europe on 8th May fast approaching things are looking a little different for the west to east transatlantic rally this... Click here for more info..

Grenada announced as new destination for the ARC+ 2021 Fleet. 05/03/2021

World Cruising Club are pleased to announce that Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on the island of Grenada will be the new... Click here for more info..

The World ARC Fleet Explore and Help Out on Santa Cruz. 03/03/2021

Whilst many of the world’s countries are in lockdown participants of World ARC 2021-2022 have been extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy a... Click here for more info..

The World ARC Fleet all become Shellbacks. 26/02/2021

How many times have you crossed the equator? Pete on Jubilate Mare boasts “I have crossed the equator 11 times”. This is very true however... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic Rally Postponed from 2021 to 2022. 23/02/2021

World Cruising Club (WCC) has announced today, that the planned 2021 edition of the ARC Baltic rally will be postponed until the summer of... Click here for more info..

Red Footed Boobies Hitch a Ride. 17/02/2021

For many a visit to the Galapagos archipelago is on their dream bucket list so those with a lifetime ambition to sail here in their own boat... Click here for more info..

Onwards to Galapagos. 11/02/2021

“I have been pleasantly surprised by Panama and it has far exceeded my expectations”. Henri Gazay on Eldorado has thoroughly enjoyed his... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2021 – Revised Schedule announcement. 10/02/2021

World Cruising Club have a proposed new schedule for ARC Portugal 2021, the annual rally sailing from Plymouth, UK, to Marina de Lagos on... Click here for more info..

Announcing ARC January. 09/02/2021

Demand from sailors worldwide for spaces in the 2021 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC 2021) has been unprecedented in the 35 year history of... Click here for more info..

Reaching the Pacific. 02/02/2021

Situated on a causeway lying to the south of Panama City is La Playita Marina which is the current stopover for the World ARC 2021-2022... Click here for more info..

The Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. 30/01/2021

One of the highlights of the World ARC route it the transit through the Panama Canal. Steeped in history and still to this day considered a... Click here for more info..

Panama isn’t all about The Canal . 21/01/2021

If you mention Panama most people will relate this part of the world to the Canal which is a fair recognition due to the magnificence of... Click here for more info..

Start of World ARC 2021-2022 . 09/01/2021

Saint Lucia woke to cloudy skies this morning but this did not dampen spirits in Rodney Bay for the start of World ARC 2021-2022. With an... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2021-2022 Lift Off . 07/01/2021

With the success of the 2020 ARC and ARC+ reaching Saint Lucia’s shores and the determination of both World Cruising Club and participants,... Click here for more info..

ARC Routes Fully Subscribed for 2021. 31/12/2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, lots of skippers transferred their participation from the 2020 ARC/ARC+ rallies to the... Click here for more info..

Webinar: Cruising Portugal with ARC Portugal. 30/12/2020

Offering wonderful sailing, superb seafood, and friendly beachfront ports, exploring the Portuguese coastline has long been a popular... Click here for more info..

A Very Special ARC. 20/12/2020

It has been a very special ARC this year, smaller in numbers, but not diminished in spirit. The determination and camaraderie of all those... Click here for more info..

Help, Friendship and Christmas Adventures on the ARC . 17/12/2020

Many sailors will concur that crossing an ocean in a small sailboat brings together people in the most extraordinary circumstances. What may... Click here for more info..