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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”


Half the world ahead! - World ARC 2023-24 heads to the Indian Ocean.

After making landfall in Mackay the fleet enjoyed a free cruising period before gathering in Darwin ahead of their passage to Lombok. Now the fleet are heading out into the Indian Ocean, first stop Christmas Island then the paradise atoll of Cocos Keeling. Luckily (and much to the relief of the Yellow-shirt team) infamously dangerous saltwater crocodiles were only seen on the Darwin World ARC... Click here for more info..

Final leg for World ARC Pacific.

The World ARC Pacific start from Vanuatu to Australia left this morning at 1000 local time (UTC+11) after the start was delayed due to weather conditions. It was a great day for a start with bright sunshine and a breeze to take the boats over the line on the start of their final leg to Australia. This is the last leg of the rally for the World ARC Pacific fleet, leaving Port Vila in Vanuatu and... Click here for more info..

World ARC Pacific Delayed Start .

The forecast weather conditions for the scheduled start date will be unsuitable for the first two days of the passage from Port Vila, Vanuatu, to Mackay in Australia. After this weather pattern has cleared, the SE trades are expected to re-establish and we will receive the weather more typical of the season around Vanuatu.Having spoken to all the skippers, everyone would prefer to wait for... Click here for more info..
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Walkabout - And then there were 2...

S18:25 E174:34There has been a lot of radio silence on our blog updates over the last few weeks.It has been a busy time on Walkabout, as we said goodbye to Tom and Bron in Tonga, and then 2 days later welcomed the Gammons x5.I think they probably read more...


Walkabout - The Day That Never Was

S18:35 W173:52After crossing the equator a couple of months back, we have now crossed another of those invisible lines that straddle the earth - The International Date Line!!In theory, if the Greenwich Meridian (0 degrees of longitude) is the read more...


Walkabout - About to lose a day...

S19:19 W171:35We are back on passage on our way to Tonga after an incredible 3 days in Niue. We arrived in Niue in the evening on Friday 7th July in darkness and picked up a mooring buoy with all of the other arc boats who had arrived at various read more...


Jadamama - Jadamama Bora Bora to Niue

Heno and I said our goodbyes to Maureen and Scott in Tahiti and have been joined by Heno’s dad, also called Henry/Heno, and my cousin Mícheál rejoined us in Bora Bora having last seen him in the Galapagos. I flew home for about ten days from Tahiti read more...


Walkabout - Day 7 - We have company!

S18:53 W163:38After four days of not seeing a sole, at 1300 yesterday, we have the best of company join us for our last few days at sea. Mary Doll just pinged up on AIS on the chart plotter and soon after they did, Letitia and Derek called up on 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

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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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