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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”


Christmas comes early to the World ARC 2018-19 Fleet.

After sailing some 620NM from Lombok, Indonesia the World ARC fleet stopped into Flying Fish Cove on Christmas Island for a brief 48 stopover before they continue westwards towards Cocos (Keeling) Islands.This stopover is the first visit to the ‘Jewels of the Indian Ocean’ and the crew have been enjoying their time ashore – going on jungle tours, provisioning, walking in the township and also... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2018-19 sailing to Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling.

 For the World ARC fleet Friday evening was Prize Giving time here in Lombok, the event was hosted at Marina Del Ray, the temporary base for the Rally whilst in Gili Gede. A tasty buffet of local Indonesian cuisine was enjoyed in pretty tropical surrounds where prizes were awarded to Aurora Polaris for the first place in Class A, to Blue Pearl for first place in class B, and the first place... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2018-19 in Lombok, Indonesia .

The new Marina Del Ray in Gilli Gede, Lombok, started to fill with World ARC boats today as the first few yachts completed Leg 9 of the Rally.    The first to arrive was the norwegian yacht Aurora Polaris with Terje and Pia onboard. For many, this passage from Darwin to Indonesia has been windless and uneventful one, with a lot of time spent motoring rather than sailing, but the reward... Click here for more info..
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Timshel - Lombok to Christmas Day 4

Some fast reaching, even with sails reefed.Great speed helped along by the current, we are now 41 miles from the Finish for the stopover at Christmas island, only 5 hours as we are making 8 knots over the ground. read more...


Timshel - Lombok to Christmas Day 3

Again sailing all day with the Cruising chute, more wind and slightly lumpy sea so hand steering.The current is sweeping us NW, wind is SE.Doused chute before sunset and put up white sails to go closer to the wind as now to leeward of our read more...


Misto - September 16-19, 2018: To Christmas Island

The Lombok to Christmas Island start was slightly delayed as we had to wait for our clearance papers, but eventually we all set sail for Christmas Island. The current was running fast, up to 6 knots, in the Lombok Channel and it made for very read more...


Timshel - Lombok to Christmas Day 2

Sailed slowly for the rest of the night, but making progress so no motoring yet.From the Morning Roll Call, most of the boats have some engine hours. Set the cruising chute but wind dropped as we did so just going the same speed, but able to sail read more...


Timshel - Lombok to Christmas Day 1

After a hectic few days now is the restart from Lombok.The excitement mounts as the boats leave the dock.At the start we are on a broad reach and some boats set coloured sails, we have all 3 white sails deployed.Much waving joking and taking of read more...

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Just a short note to express our gratitude and thanks for the terrific service we are enjoying from you and your staff. I had little idea what to expect being fairly new to this sailing lark, and we blindly paid in advance trusting that you would deliver. You certainly have done! Whilst, we were building our businesses, we had many sayings and quotes and one of my favourites was always to exceed your client’s expectations no matter how high or low. You have certainly achieved that for us and we do thank you.
Steve Rodwell, sy Kasuje
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

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Discovering Brazil

While sailing around the world with World ARC, there are two places that have a special prominence along the way: the Caribbean and South America. These are special places because they are the only places that participants will visit twice; at the beginning and at the end of their adventure. Starting in the Caribbean they will of course come back 15 months later where it all started for the finale in Saint Lucia, but on the 1st stop of World ARC participants visited the South American port of Colombia to get a little taste of what this enormous continent has to offer to them. ... more info

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