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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 stop in Mid-Atlantic.

The World ARC fleet got together at the St Helena Yacht Club during their 72hrs stopover on the mid-Atlantic island. The local members at the Club were superb hosts and helped put on a great programme for the crews visiting. Curry night and a Bring and Brie made part of the festivities in St Helena.St. Helena Yacht Club also organised tours around the island where the highlights are Napoleon’s... Click here for more info..

Partying in Panama!.

The World ARC programme in Panama is very busy. The events began with a Panama City Tour to El Casco Viejo (The Old City), founded on 21 January 1673 after the destruction of Panama La Vieja (Old Panama)  in 1671 by pirate Henry Morgan and 1200 men who sailed up the Chagres River to the city which they then plundered and reduced to ruins.El Casco Viejo is a fabulous old town in which to... Click here for more info..

Pacific here we come!.

The World ARC fleet completed their Panama Canal transits and are now berthed at La Playita Marina near Panama City. The transits went very smoothly and all crews were excited to have passed such a major milestone on their circumnavigations.        Before departing Shelter Bay Marina all participants received a briefing from Rally Control on the procedures and timings of... Click here for more info..
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Paw Paw - Log Day 32: Rendezvous at Contadora

We've arrived in Contadora and eventually found a spot to anchor.It's a rather small bay struggling to accommodate the onslaught of WARC yachts that have arrived today. After finishing off the last of our activities in preparation for the start of read more...


Paw Paw - Log Day 31: "All's Well that Ends Well"

Change of plan again.Instead of spending another day and night in Cacique while we waited on the high tide to enjoy the dinghy ride up the river, we decided to head for Isla Canas, where we could service both the engines, given the developments read more...


Lydia - Lydia's Blog. 2-5 Feb 16. Panama to Las Perlas.

Tuesday 2 February 2016.Up early and into the dinghy to the marina where we joined other ARC crews to go on a tour of the City of Panama. Our guide began by explaining that the town/city had first been founded by the Spanish in 1519 as a port to read more...


Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 13, Las Perlas. 08.35.02N 79.01.20W

Sunday7/02/16.  08.30 and anchor up then full mainsail up as we motored throughthe shipping anchored in Panama Bay. Wind was force 2/3 and we headed for a safeand easily accessible anchorage off the southern end of Isla Viveros. Thisseemed to read more...


Overseas Express - Log 2 - Finished Transit and La Playita

3rd Feb - 2016"The Pacific!" was shouted in the last lock as the doors finally opened and horns were ringing. We used our fancy handheld brass fog-horn which was gray, old and loud. Now the line handlers could finally rest their hands and backs, read more...

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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 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

World Cruising Club

Annapolis Ocean Sailing Forum Podcast

Episodes 126 & 127 are parts one and two of World Cruising Club's 2015 Ocean Sailing Forum. It’s a panel discussion of all things ocean sailing. I moderated it, and our guests included Lee & Rachel Cumberland of Satori, their Tayana 37; Rick & Julie Palm of Archer, their Outremer 51 catamaran; and Sheryl & Paul Shard of Distant Shores, their Southerly 49. Paul & Sheryl also have been making the popular TV series of the same name now for over 25 years.... more info

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