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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”


RALLY NEWS

World ARC 2022 – Trimming sails in uncertain times.
29/06/2021

World Cruising Club has announced today (29 June 2021) that the 2022 edition of the World ARC round-the-world sailing rally, scheduled to start from Saint Lucia in January 2022 has been cancelled. The next planned start will now be in January 2023.Whilst there has been optimism during 2021 that the global pandemic may be receding, World ARC is a complex international event which takes the... Click here for more info..

The World ARC Fleet Explore and Help Out on Santa Cruz.
03/03/2021

Whilst many of the world’s countries are in lockdown participants of World ARC 2021-2022 have been extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy a number of events and tours on Santa Cruz, Galapagos.The Bahia Mar restaurant, conveniently located in the centre of Puerto Ayora, has opened its doors to the fleet and offers a beautiful setting for participants to enjoy and relax whilst sipping coffee or... Click here for more info..

The World ARC Fleet all become Shellbacks.
26/02/2021

How many times have you crossed the equator? Pete on Jubilate Mare boasts “I have crossed the equator 11 times”. This is very true however it was all within the same hour! Rituals vary and traditions have changed but the excitement of crossing the equator for the very first time does not diminish over the centuries. There are many traditions, myths and different types of rituals according... Click here for more info..
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28/01/2021

Jubilate Mare - Panama transit soon!

Today has been busy with skipper briefings about our canal transit and our visit to the Galapagos. With so few boats taking part this year it should all be relatively straight forward 🤞. We had a drinks gathering last night, courtesy of Shelter read more...

15/01/2021

Eldorado - One of these sunsets

This evening, during our happy hour, we could witness one of these sunsets that make the round the world adventure a one of a kind. The picture will hopefully speak for itself....image1 read more...

14/01/2021

Eldorado - Eldorado making way to Panama

Our happy crew is heading to Panama. Very nice winds of 20-25 knots and beautiful weather. Morale is high, food is good, sun and stars are there and we see days averaging over 9.0 knots. What else would make a sailor happy ? Looking forward to read more...

22/04/2020

Next Step - Marina de Papeete - Day 24

We have been in lockdown in Marina de Papeete, Tahiti now for 24 days. This week has seen some of our outstanding boat issues progressed which is good, such as the watermaker leak, replacement boom preventer fitting and teak toerail where it has read more...

19/04/2020

Next Step - 15th to 18th April 2020 - From Tahiti

The week has been fairly uneventful as we await further news on the lockdown and restrictions in Tahiti. On the 15th whilst I was sorting out the camping gaz refills and the next two weeks mooring fees with the marina office, Jeremy and Nicole went read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
Thanks again for helping us with this and for supporting our circumnavigation!  We really would not have done it without the WARC Rally.

Warm regards,
Cathy Simon
S/V Celebrate
Thanks again for helping us and for supporting our circumnavigation! We really would not have done it without the World ARC Rally.

Warm regards,
Cathy Simon
S/V Celebrate


Cathy Simon - S/V Celebrate
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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When is the best time to go off sailing?

World Cruising Club’s communications director shares his thoughts of the right time to go live-aboard sailing, based on more than twenty years of conversations and experience with sailors in the ARC rallies.

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