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World ARC 2024 Rally Handbook - Preparations Section

Please find below the links to download the World ARC 2024 Rally Handbook - Preparations Section.

The full Rally Handbook will be available this Spring with up to date local information and is packed full of useful information about the Rally. The Handbook should be shared with all members of the crew, so please encourage them to read the book, or download the files from the Members’ Area.

You should be able to download each section by clicking the coloured text.  If you need a PDF reader, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here

Section 2: Preparations

This section is split into six chapters, covering preparations for the boat and crew to ensure that everything is ready for the rally.  Each chapter can be downloaded as a separate document.
World ARC 2024 Rally Handbook: 2. Preparations complete

Preparations Chapter 1: Planning

Chapter 1 explains how to use the Members Area of the website, how to enter boat data, and how to make the most of the rally website for your friends and family.

Preparations Chapter 2: Safety Equipment

Chapter 2 sets out the World Cruising Club safety equipment regulations, provides a checklist to ensure that you are ready for the safety inspection, and discusses the different items of safety equipment.

World ARC 2024 Safety Equipment Checklist

Preparations Chapter 3: Crew

Chapter 3 gives advice on finding and training crew, and the skipper's responsibility for the crew.

Preparations Chapter 4: Personal Preparations

Ideas for staying in touch with home, personal health and clothing suggestions

Preparations Chapter 5:  Boat Preparations

Chapter 5 makes suggestions for preparing your boat for a long passage, including spares, medical and gas.

Preparations Chapter 6: Offshore Passage Tips

Chapter 6 contains practical suggestions for preparing for and undertaking a long passage, including fuel and water planning, boat and rigging checks, provisioning, sail choices, watch systems and more.