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How to Crew in the ARC. 30/09/2016

The 2016 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their transatlantic “bucket list” item. The dream of endless days, each becoming warmer and non-stop down-wind sailing has quite an appeal, but we are always asked how do you find a boat to sail on. Despite such a large fleet, demand for crewing spaces is very high, so best to plan ahead if you want to “do the ARC”. Here are our top-tips for those with Atlantic ambitions.Ask Your FriendsMost ARC boats are crewed by family and friends, so be alert for opportunities. Find out if any boats from your sailing club or marina are doing the ARC – see the ARC entry list at www.worldcruising.com/arc- and go and say hello. Once registered ARC boats receive a... Click here for more info..

A day in the life on Gili Gede by Andrew Bishop. 15/09/2016

With an early sunrise it’s tempting to get up and make the most of the days here on Gili Gede, a remote island off the coast of Lombok.... Click here for more info..

Equipment Breakages in ARC 2015. 14/09/2016

Almost 38% of ARC and ARC+ boats logged some form of equipment breakage during ARC 2015, which, whilst it seems high, is perhaps not... Click here for more info..

Learn from the experts at boat show forums around the world. 29/06/2016

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in the UK, USA and Germany where we will be exhibiting and hosting a number of... Click here for more info..

Toronto Ocean Sailing Forum (Live Audio Podcast). 03/08/2016

Click here for the direct download link.Episode 156 is another World Cruising Club ‘Ocean Sailing Forum,’ this one recorded back in January... Click here for more info..

Who Sails ARC DelMarVa? And Why?. 23/06/2016

Family boats. Fathers & sons. Friends. Folks out for a weeklong summer adventure, and those looking to go further afield. Lots of people... Click here for more info..

Weather Routing & Forecasting, with Jeremy Davis, WRI Inc.. 23/06/2016

Click here for the direct download link.“We’ve talked to clients that have been in those Category 3 Hurricanes coming across the Yucatan... Click here for more info..

Understanding Weather & Passage Planning. 21/06/2016

“Based on the forecast, the best window for vessels to depart will be to leave in the early morning hours, near 0300-0400 EDT on the 22nd.... Click here for more info..

ARC 2015 Photo Competition - Vote for your favourite image on Facebook. 06/06/2016

Over 300 photos were submitted by crews for the ARC 2015 Photo Competition and the entries this year certainly captured all aspects of ocean... Click here for more info..

Islands of the Azores. 27/05/2016

The Azores are a great destination in their own right and a highlight for many participants during ARC Europe. The fleet spend ten days... Click here for more info..

A Tail of Redemption, by Blue Summit. 22/11/2015

We didn’t catch a particularly large fish (no, it was not bigger than our boat). The battle wasn’t epic. The seas weren’t threatening to... Click here for more info..

Welcome Back! Skippers of the first ARC return for 30th edition. 20/11/2015

As participants from 20 nations are busy preparing to set off on their Atlantic adventure, the 30th edition will include four very special... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500: Analyzing the Weather from the Passage South. 20/11/2015

We say this until we’re red in the face, but a passage south from the US East Coast can be brutal. The weather challenges in the fall – with... Click here for more info..

Wildlife spotting on the Malts Cruise. 14/04/2016

The Malts Cruise is an exciting opportunity to sail the Hebrides and see stunning wildlife and many species that few people associate with... Click here for more info..

Satori Crew Answers 10 Questions About Their Cruising Plans. 18/11/2015

Note: Lee & Rachel Cumberland quit their jobs, sold their house and cars and moved aboard Satori, their Tayana 37. They've just made... Click here for more info..

Meet the crews of ARC 2015. 17/11/2015

It’s week two of the ARC programme in Las Palmas and it’s all systems go. Every crew here has a story to tell about why they are sailing... Click here for more info..

Hiking the 'Gut' in Tortola. 16/11/2015

by Andy SchellOriginally published in 2014.---The yellowshirt team, minus Lyall took a mission up the ‘gut’ behind the marina this... Click here for more info..

Keep it Up! Top tips for Rig Checks from Jerry the Rigger. 14/11/2015

Official ARC 'rig-man' - Jerry 'the rigger' Henwood - is probably the most popular man in Las Palmas for the two weeks before the start of... Click here for more info..

My Destiny as a Sailor: By Yves Gelinas. 04/11/2015

On Thursday, November 5, the Caribbean 1500 program will feature a private screening of 'Around the World with Jean du Sud' at... Click here for more info..

Planning for a Weather Window. 03/11/2015

A fall passage to the Caribbean from the northeast US is undoubtedly one of the more challenging offshore undertakings, both once at sea and... Click here for more info..

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