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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”


Second Start from Bora Bora - Au revoir French Polynesia!.

The World ARC fleet said ‘au revoir’ to French Polynesia as they continued their westward journey. The fleet left Bora Bora in two different starts on the 14th and 16th MayThe second start of leg 5 from Bora Bora via Suwarrow and Niue to Tonga took place at 1500 Bora Bora time (UTC -10).The conditions at the start were sunny with light Easterly winds, which made for a slow start out of the pass,... Click here for more info..

First Boats depart Bora Bora .

After a full week of activities spread between the Bora Bora Yacht Club and the Bora Bora Marina, the first group of ten boats departed to head westwards to Tonga via the Cook Islands’ National Park of Suwarrow and the island of Niue. The conditions at the start were very favorable with winds up to 15 knots ESE. Fresher winds are expected during the passage to propel the World ARC fleet on their... Click here for more info..

World ARC in the atolls of the Tuamotu.

The departure to the Tuamotu archipelago had a good start, with the privilege of crossing paths with the visit of the Hawaiian traditional sailing vessel HOKULEA, in Nuku Hiva. The fleet had a touch of our counterparts from the past, whom populated the whole Pacific ocean in sailing vessels, guided by their knowledge of the stars and the sky, the movements of the sea and all the signs of nature... Click here for more info..
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Timshel - Suwarrow to Niue Day 1 and 2

We all had a lovely time in Suwarrow, snorkelling in the lagoon (the many black tipped reef sharks seemed indifferent to swimmers), walking on the reef, just lazing on the beach, also a very sociable time with Sundowners on the beach, Pot-Luck read more...


Aurora Polaris - 23. Mai 2017 - World ARC 2017-2018

Vi hadde en fantastisk kveld! Lasse på Sandvita, hadde fyrt opp steinovnen til Tom Neal. Alle hadde laget sin egen pizzadeig og så steikte Lasse pizzaene i tur og orden. Det ble konkurranse her også, på tull og tøys, selvfølgelig – men det var en read more...


Aurora Polaris - 24. Mai 2017 - World ARC 2017-2018

Det ble bestemt at vi skulle videre i dag! Dagen startet med strålende vær, og vi to var inne på stranda og ryddet opp etter grillingen kvelden før. Terje hadde hørt på meteorologen at de skulle dra i dag, så da var det egentlig avgjort. Da read more...


Lexington - Suwarrow. 5-21-17

We had a pot luck on the beach at noon today. There was some shade under the coconut trees. Each boat brought something and we had a feast. Karen cooked chocolate chip cookies for us to take. Two men sailing Arabella are from Russia. One of them read more...


Lexington - 5/23/17 Suwarrow pizza party

Several people on the trip love pizza. There is an area on the island where National Park Rangers from New Zealand stay during the season. There was also a hermit type who stayed here for several years , Tom Neal. In this area was a small outdoor 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

ARC DelMarVa, Caribbean 1500 & Round the World

For 26 years, the Caribbean 1500 has been the way to get south to the islands. Now, as World Cruising Club USA continues to develop other events closer to home and farther afield, its rallies are truly the way to fulfill your ocean sailing dreams.

There are several yachts who’ve used ARC DelMarVa as both an inspirational stepping stone and a practical test in getting their boats and themselves ready for bigger and longer passages. The 1500 is often that next step.

Photo shows Joe Reed & the Altair crew after another successful Caribbean 1500 passage. Joe is bound for St. Lucia and the start of World ARC in January 2017!

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