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World ARC

Starting from Saint Lucia and Australia, World ARC is the voyage of a lifetime. A 26000 NM tradewind circumnavigation with our team in every port ensuring a warm welcome.
World ARC is a mix of cruising in company and free time to explore. Make a full circumnavigation or sail half a rally. The pace keeps the fleet together, enjoying the shore-side activities as a group, while staying with the best weather. Families with children, retirees or a ‘grown up gap year’ - all are welcome as part of World ARC. Our dedicated rally team ensure you make the most of your time ashore, and provide peace of mind at sea.
“Bill and I will remember this trip every day of our lives. It has been a life changing experience”


World ARC Pacific - Arrivals in Galapagos.

Arrivals of the World ARC Pacific Fleet into San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos are in full swing! Arriving in Puerto Baquerizo means the end of an ~800NM leg from Panama. The boats were met with predictably calm winds and sea state just two nights after departing Contadora, an island paradise in the Las Perlas islands south east of Panama City. However, there is no doubt that the leg will be... Click here for more info..

The World ARC 2022-23 enjoying Grenada.

Popularly known as BBC Beach, this amazingly calm bay of 400 yards of white sand, played backdrop to our glorious lazy beach day.  We dined on delicious chicken roti and jerk fish tacos all washed down with ice cold Carib, the local beer and rich fruit juices. There was more than enough time to swim, stroll and even take an after-lunch nap under the sea almond trees. On Wednesday morning,... Click here for more info..

Land Ho!.

Twenty boats out of 25 taking part on World ARC 2023-24 have arrived in the anchorage of Hiva Oa.During the crossing the crews experienced a real mixture of sailing conditions. Good winds, light winds a couple of emergencies at sea to respond to, as reported on our earlier news items. After finding their land legs, participants are enjoying exploring this beautiful island, the second largest... Click here for more info..
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Mistral of Portsmouth - Tahuata

A lovely relaxed sail across the 10 miles from Hiva Oa to Tahuata through the Bordelaise Channel. We spied coconut tree fringed beaches - beautiful white sand - very different to the black volcanic sand on the island we had just left. We sauntered read more...


Walkabout - Panama Canal Transit

N8:54.8 W79:31.6 This is a bucket list item, as well as marking some pretty significant geographical significance. We have done the Atlantic just about as far as possible as you can go from East to West - quite a milestone.  And the read more...


Walkabout - Leg 3 - An early morning start to Shelter Bay, Panama

9.22.0N 79.57.0W15:50 9th March 2023An early morning start for our sail to Shelter Bay as we had to arrive before 1600 to gain entry to the marina and a berth. We lifted anchor at 0400 with what looked like a good wind angle and enough of it to read more...


Walkabout - San Blas - end of Leg 2

9.31.1N 78.38.9W1100 3rd March 2023A time to relax ...Not quite sure where time is going at the moment!!Everything seems to be happening in a bit of a rush and San Blas was a welcome relief with a little time to relax and enjoy these wonderful read more...


Mistral of Portsmouth - Mavi Mai (welcome) Hiva Oa!

OMG … we are actually here! Huge excitement as the sun rose on Wednesday morning (my watch) and the land emerged in the dawn. A sight for sore eyes. Janie on deck to share the joy; both of us snapping away - how many sun rise photos is too many??We read more...

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World ARC has been so worthwhile and terrific value for money. You have a brilliant support team and they all do their jobs so efficiently. At the official stop-overs, Paul and Suzana were always waiting on the dock to take our lines, whatever the time of day or night and Paul was great at organising people to come and fix Tzigane. We would never have contemplated a trip like this without an organised rally. World ARC too has provided great parties and get-togethers.
John & Jenny Greenwood, sy Tzigane
It was the trip of a lifetime. Many thanks to World ARC and its personnel who made this possible.
Steve Spracher, sy Southern Cross

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The Emberá People of Darién

A first person perspective of a fascinating visit to Emberá Puru, a village in the jungle where the indigenous Emberá people live.

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