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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 fleet en route to the Secret of the South Atlantic.

The World ARC 2018/19 fleet is looking forward to making landfall in Jamestown, St. Helena.A British territory, it is known to be one of the most remote islands in the world, having just opened an airport last year. Previously, the only way to visit this gem of a location was to arrive by boat! The World ARC fleet consisting of 19 International yachts will enjoy a full programme of activities... Click here for more info..

World ARC 2019-20 Begins to Arrive in Columbia.

This afternoon Resolute II took line honours on the first leg of World ARC 2019-20 in Santa Marta, Columbia. Skipper Ken Gibson and his crew had a fantastic sail from St. Lucia with near perfect wind conditions all the way. The crew were welcomed by Ken’s wife, Janice, World ARC staff and the dockhands from Marina de Santa Marta. The crew were presented with a welcome bag containing local... Click here for more info..

The Fleet Sets Sail on World ARC 2019-20.

Today the World ARC 2019-20 fleet set off from Saint Lucia at 12 noon beginning their adventure of a lifetime following years of dreaming, thinking, planning and preparations. Departing were a fleet of 26 yachts from 12 different nations and their gathering out in Rodney Bay made a great spectacle as the first leg of the 9th edition of World ARC got underway. On the docks before departure, crews... Click here for more info..
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Misto - January 16-22 2019: Towards St Helena

With a little over 400 nm to go I'm starting to feel that our goal is in sight.We are motor sailing at this point to try and arrive on Thursday afternoon in time to check in and attend the WARC function on Thursday night.Our progress has been read more...


Timshel - Cape Town to St Helena Day 14

We are sailing on wing on wing with mainsail and poled out yankee.The wind is rather variable in strength, and we have to make an occasional gybe to bring us back on the course.We now have 163 miles to go to the finish at St Helena.As we get nearer read more...


Sweet Dream - Day 9 January 21, 2019

Midnight, the Blood moon came into its own, high above the boat masts. The hardier souls had stayed up waiting, lying side by side on the cement, chins tilted back, watching this glorious spectacle. Being of the not so hardy variety, we arose about read more...


Timshel - Cape Town to St Helena Day 13

After another rendezvous with Airpower and Pinta for fuel transfer, we were able to set course for St Helena again.We were sailing nicely on course in lovely sunshine during the evening, but disaster has struck our mainsail furling gear - AGAIN - read more...


Sweet Dream - Day 8 January20,2019

This day was one of beautiful fellowship. We took the buses to a school where there was music, dancing, painting, and weaving dream catchers together. What a wonderful way to share cultures. This is why we cruise....not just for the excellent 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

World Cruising Club

What’s In a Name?

The final countdown has begun for the crews of 28 boats starting World ARC in 2019. The 15 month circumnavigation will see them cover some 26,000nm and visit 19 countries but the rally is about more than simply sailing around the world visiting amazing places; it’s about the people and the boats sailing together. Crews on board cover range of ages, nationalities, backgrounds and aspirations but all share an adventurous spirit. Equally the boats that will take them around the world are a mix of catamarans and monohulls, old boats with thousands of miles under the keel and new designs freshly delivered from the factory.

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