can we help
+44(0)1983 296060
+1 757-788-8872
tell me moreJoin a rally

Menu
FEATURES
How to Protect Your Eyes on the Water

How to Protect Your Eyes on the Water

 How to Protect Your Eyes on the WaterSailing presents numerous challenges for your eyes due to the intense light reflecting off the water's... more info


Arriving in Las Palmas – when is the best time?

Arriving in Las Palmas – when is the best time?

The ARC Rally Handbook advises skippers to get their boats to the Canaries by early October. But why when the start isn’t until mid-November?Final... more info


Wilhelm und Astrid - Vielen Dank!

Wilhelm und Astrid - Vielen Dank!

Wilhelm und Astrid - Vielen Dank!After thirty years, Wilhelm and Astrid Greiff have retired from their role as ‘Buero Deutschland’ for World... more info



More Features

Welcome to the World Cruising Club


Your adventure starts here! 

World Cruising Club is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with distinct rallies taking place every year - ARC, ARC Plus, World ARC, ARC Europe and ARC Portugal. 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.


Join a rally

World Cruising Club Events

World ARC - Circumnavigation Adventure

Start in Saint Lucia or Australia and sail round the world

ARC Plus - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers + Cape Verde

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

ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC January - A New Year Crossing

Cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia

ARC Europe - Atlantic Crossing West to East

Caribbean or USA to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores

ARC Portugal - Bay of Biscay South

Cross Biscay to Bayona, then daysail south to Marina de Lagos



World Cruising Club Seminars

Bluewater Cruisers' Question Time - UK...More
World ARC Seminar - UK...More
Sailing South Seminar - UK...More
Annapolis Sailboat Show...More
World ARC Presentation - USA...More

more training ...
WORLD CRUISING EVENTS
Looking for the ultimate adventure?

Looking for the ultimate adventure?

Join us and a varied fleet of yachts from all over the world for the adventure of a lifetime and sail the world’s oceans with World ARC.... more info



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

World Cruising Club Statement - Hurricane Beryl. 04/07/2024

The Islands and people of Grenada and the Grenadines are close to the hearts of many of our Rally participants as well as the World Cruising Club... more info


Hurricane Beryl - Grenada Government Priority List of Relief Items. 03/07/2024

The Islands and people of Grenada and the Grenadines are close to the hearts of many of our Rally participants as well as the World Cruising Club... more info


Farewell Celebrations in Lagos for ARC Europe 2024. 24/06/2024

Enjoying a beautiful evening at Ins Tinto restaurant hosted by Marina de Lagos, ARC Europe 2024 participants were welcomed with drinks on the... more info


More news stories


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