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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”


RALLY NEWS

Second Start from Bora Bora - Au revoir French Polynesia!.
17/05/2017

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 .
15/05/2017

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.
23/04/2017

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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20/05/2017

Lexington - 5/19/17. Suwarrow

We have arrived at about 13:00 today. As soon as we had our anchor down I looked over the side to see sharks swimming around the boat. These were common black tip sharks. I did go for a swim when they were on the other side of the boat. I did not read more...

20/05/2017

Aurora Polaris - 17.-18. Mai 2017 - World ARC 2017-2018

Vi er på havet, ja. Det startet nesten uten vind fra Bora Bora, men jeg kan love dere at vi har fått vind etterpå – og bølger. Alle mine (våre) forventninger til Stillehavet har foreløpig slått feil. Vi skulle være ferdige med rotete sjø og ditto read more...

20/05/2017

Aurora Polaris - 19. Mai 2017 - World ARC 2017-2018

Begynner nå å føle meg bedre igjen. Oppstartene med langtidsseiling tar litt tid for meg når vi har ligget en stund i ro. Var tidvis litt kvalm de første par dagene, men så var der ganske god grunn til det også. Dagen i dag har vært strålende, og read more...

20/05/2017

Timshel - Bora Bora to Suwarrow Day 6

Another quiet night.Eagerly anticipating our arrival at Suwarrow, calculated that if we keep up 5 knots or above we can arrive on Saturday.Wind gradually died over the morning so when down to 3 to 4 knots used the engine for a couple of hours.Now read more...

20/05/2017

Lexington - 5/20/17 Suwarrow

We are at anchor in Suwarrow, an atoll east of Bora Bora. It is a beautiful morning. We all slept well last night. We were a little fatigued because the rolley seas keep you from good sleep. Sam is fixing omelettes for everyone. Karen and I are read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
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






FEATURES
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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