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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”


A Hive of Activity in Shelter Bay.

Having enjoyed a few days in the stunning San Blas Islands, the World ARC fleet headed for Shelter Bay Marina, just near Colon, Panama. The marina was a hive of activity for the entire time, with boats having work done, scrubbing the hull and getting fumigated ready for Galapagos, being measured, and getting ready for the transit of the Panama Canal. Most of our participants still managed to fit... Click here for more info..

Shelter Bay Welcome World ARC 2023-24 to Panama.

After an idyllic stay in the beautiful San Blas Islands, the fleet have begun to arrive at Shelter Bay to start their preparations prior to the transits through the Panama Canal. There is always an air of great excitement along with a little apprehension as for many it is a life long dream to take their own boat through the Canal. World Cruising Club, and the Rally Control Team already in... Click here for more info..

Next Stop, San Blas Islands.

The 2023-2024 World ARC fleet had a fantastic start today, with a gentle 15-18 knot breeze pushing them over the line in glorious sunshine.This is the second leg of the Rally, with the fleet sailing from Santa Marta, Colombia to Shelter Bay, Panama via the San Blas Islands. The first boats are expected to arrive into San Blas on Friday 20th January, and then into Shelter Bay Marina from the 25th... Click here for more info..
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Mistral of Portsmouth - The Panama Canal

We slipped lines at 2pm and motored to the waiting area. A force 6 wind and threat of rain didn’t dampen our excitement! We anchored along with our ‘nest buddies’, Far and Amanzi. Our advisor arrived at 5pm and we were off. Amanzi led, followed by read more...


Mistral of Portsmouth - Panama Canal Transit

Timelapse video of the Panama Canal Transit, Nests 1,2 3 & 4.  Chris, Karen, Tim, Jane & Laura read more...


Mistral of Portsmouth - Shelter Bay … the marina on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal

We got into the Marina at 8am and had a busy day cleaning, doing laundry, filling up with water and generally getting ourselves ready for a haul out the following day. The boat was due out of the water to have her hull cleaned and anti-fouled ahead read more...


Mistral of Portsmouth - Completing our visit to San Blas …

This is why we are sailing around the world! The islands are really beautiful - picture postcard perfect. After 2 nights, we decided to explore more and sailed down to Gunboat - an atoll surrounded by reef and one tiny island. The entrance into the read more...


Chica.3 - taylor at work

day 6th the only spi we have is broken so  is going to be repairedtaylor at work 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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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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