can we help
+44(0)1983 296060
+1 757-788-8872
tell me moreJoin a rally



Event Supporters
OceanCrewLink - find a sailing crew

Ocean Crew Link connects sailing crew looking for boats with boat owners looking for sailing crew. Search our sailing crew opportunities to connect with hundreds boat owners who want a sailing crew for all types of ocean sailing. Search our sailing crew list to connect with thousands of potential crew - all interested in ocean sailing.


Find Boats or Crew
120 High Street
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

World Cruising Club have been working closely with the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority for many years, to ensure that an attractive programme of events is arranged for the ARC, from the arrival of the first ARC yacht in Saint Lucia through to the Final Prize Giving. From the moment ARC yachts arrive in Saint Lucia, the Tourism Authority are on hand, with information and advice, to make their stay an enjoyable one, ensuring yachts leave the Island with fond memories.


Saint Lucia Tourism Authority
PO Box 221, Sureline Building
Vide Boutielle
Saint Lucia

Yachting World

Yachting World is the premier sailing magazine, covering offshore cruising, racing and yacht test around the globe.


Time Inc
The Blue Fin Building
110 Southwark Street
United Kingdom

Ports Sponsors
Cocos Keeling

Flow Saint Lucia

Flow Saint Lucia - mobile, home, business, TV and broadband solutions


Bay Shopping Mall
Flow C&W Communications Plc.
Rodney Bay
Saint Lucia

Grenada Board of Tourism

THE “SPICE OF THE CARIBBEAN” BECKONS YOU TO VISIT Located at the southern-most point of the chain of islands is a stunning volcanic island that has become the genuine “Spice of the Caribbean’. Famous for its colorful history, spices, lush vegetation, and friendly people, this tropical gem called Grenada continues to inspire discerning visitors with its appealing mix of natural, cultural and historical attractions. From its fortifications that command and enjoy breath-taking views of surrounding terrain, to its underwater wonders like the Sculpture Park, this unique island remains an unspoiled destination. The beaches, waterfalls, meandering rivers, extinct volcanic craters, plantation houses, rainforest trails, and lush plantations have combined to position Grenada as an island that keeps visitors busy savoring its attributes. Add to these the rum producing art, the river tubing experience, the pirate ship novelty, historical sites and one is left with an amazing Caribbean destination. Considering these opportunities for clean summer fun, one is well advised to ensure that future Grenada vacations are tailored to experience the cultural diversity and variety that are responsible for Grenada’s alluring appeals. Visitors are guaranteed experiences that are laced with elements that confirm the fact that while being part of a group of islands with a similar history and culture, Grenada has evolved to be a destination graced with unique similarities and differences.


Grenada Board of Tourism
Burns Point
St. George’s

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association



IGY Rodney Bay Marina

Nestled on the north side of the stunning island of St. Lucia is Rodney Bay Marina, a premiere yachting destination. Considered one of the Caribbean’s leading centers for yachting and sport fishing, Rodney Bay Marina offers yachters 232 slips and a 4.5 acre boatyard, as well as excellent accommodations for megayachts up to 200 feet with drafts of up to 14 feet - all in a well-protected hurricane-safe haven. Onshore, the world-class property offers an excellent recreational area with a swimming pool as well as outstanding retail, restaurant and entertainment options.


Marina Office
P.O.Box 1538
Saint Lucia

Le Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius


Marina Quay
Le Caudan Waterfront
Port Louis

Mackay Marina Village

Mackay Marina is designed for vessels with a 3.5m draft at lowest astronomical tide. It is also a Port of Entry to Australia with berthing for a 50m customs vessel and Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) on site. The Marina basin contains: 479 berths, available for purchase or rent - including 102 purpose-built multi-hull berths of varying size 6 mega Berths of 50-metre capacity 12 Big Boat Berths for 30m+ monohull and 25m+ multihull 32 commercial fishing berths - plus 1 maintenance berth and 3 unloading berths


Mulherin Drive
Mackay Harbour

Mairie de Papeete


Rue Gauguin BP 106
French Polynesia

Marina Santa Marta

Tucked into one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the Caribbean, Marina Santa Marta is surrounded by sea-side snow-capped mountains, natural parks and warm beaches. Resting in the regional area of Cartagena and Barranquilla, this marina boasts the finest environment catering to discerning yachtsmen. After choosing to dock at Marina Santa Marta, owners and captains will be highly impressed by its cleanliness and its staff always willing to please. Among other Colombian marinas, this is the only one that offers state-of-the-art amenities that attend to yachts up to 135 feet. Our brand new facilities include Technomarine docks, a fuel-dock, hot showers, sensor-activated bathrooms, a laundry room, a captain & crew lounge and a minimarket. A boatyard and several restaurants are brand new additions to the marina.

Tel: Colombia(+57)54363601

Marina Santa Marta
Carrera 1 N 22-93
Santa Marta

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

Mauritius is developing as a leading cruise destination in the Indian Ocean. The construction of a dedicated cruise Terminal Building with cutting edge technologies and modern facilities capable of handling up to 4,000 passengers will greatly contribute to position Port Louis harbour as a cruise hub in the region and as the preferred ‘fly-cruise’ gateway to the Indian Ocean. The destination offers a variety of activities at sea and on land all over the country on sites within reach by car on a day tour. Shopping, eating and cultural site-seeing are among the many attractions in the capital Port Louis with the Caudan Waterfront, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aapravasi Ghats, the Chinatown area and the Mauritius Institute Museum. The succulent street food at nearly all corners of the city is a display of cuisines with textures and flavours from Europe, Africa, India and China. Mauritius, the cruise destination ‘par excellence’!


4Th Floor,Victoria Street
St Louis Street
Port Louis

Port Autonome Papeete

St.Helena Tourism

Tahiti Tourisme

The Marina at Marigot Bay

The Marina at Marigot Bay is located in the South-East Corner of Marigot Bay in front of the Discovery at Marigot Bay Resort and Spa. The Marina can accommodate 40 yachts from 30 ft to 250 ft LOA with a maximum draft of 16 ft and a maximum beam of 44ft. The Marina is approached through a buoyed entrance channel, 160ft wide, from the entrance waypoint at 13 degrees 58.1 minutes North, 61 degrees, 01.8 minutes West. Marigot Bay, tucked away on the scenic west coast of St Lucia, has long been known as the eastern Caribbean’s safest and most attractive hurricane hole. The Marina at Marigot Bay provides an exclusive berthing facility and full service marina for yachts of all sizes, both long stay and short-term visitors.


PO Box MG 7230
Saint Lucia

Weather Routing Inc.

WRI is the worldwide leader in yacht forecasting, offering a wide array of forecast products and services. Our services may be used for rallies, regattas, or individual voyages at any time of the year. Our forecasts and routes are individually prepared, tailored to your vessel. Requests for our yacht services start and stop at your discretion. We offer a plethora of services to our clients; our services are established to meet all of your yachting needs, including climatology studies, and long range outlooks for planning purposes. WRI also provides weather charts, tropical surveillance, heavy weather reports, and much more. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff of forecasters are available to aid in interpretation and consult in the decision making process. SeaWeather is our subscription based website, regarded as a convenient resource to retrieve multiple sources of weather information. In our subscription packages, WRI's latest online weather service is very advantageous for the Skipper.


P.O. Box 345
Glens Falls
United States of America

Corporate Members
Admiral Marine

Admiral Marine have a long standing relationship with World Cruising Club and extensive experience of insuring cruising yachts Worldwide. Their RallyeXtra insurance policy has been specifically created for World Cruising Club rally participants and offers comprehensive cover and additional benefits not found as standard in other policies. Admiral can also provide an efficient in-house claims service with a global network of surveyors and repair specialists providing peace of mind for cruising sailors.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1722416106

Dave Andrew, Cristelle Paulley Or Robert Holbrook
Admiral Marine Ltd
4 Barnack Centre
Blakey Road
United Kingdom

Berthon International

Founded in 1877, Berthon is an established Yachting Group, and works hard to be current with the services that it offers for today´s discerning yachtsman:- Berthon International is a well-respected name in the quality yacht brokerage market, with offices in Lymington UK, the Côte d´Azur in France, and Newport, Rhode Island USA. Berthon always has a vast selection blue water cruising yachts available for sale as well as motor yachts and performance sailing yachts. They are the UK/European agents for a number of quality sail and motor yacht builders including the Steve Dashew FPB range of motor yachts, and of course they are very happy to offer professional advice and an efficient sales service should you be buying or selling.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590679222

Alan Mcilroy
Berthon International
The Shipyard
Bath Road
United Kingdom
SO41 3YL


Bomarine is the leading company in the Netherlands supplying new and innovative sailing equipment and ideas to long distance and coastal sailors. As the official representative of World Cruising Club in the Netherlands they are the first point of contact for all Dutch sailors planning to participate in World Cruising Club events.


Louis Braillelaan 60
2719 EK

Fischer Panda

Fischer Panda, founded in 1970's Germany, produces generators that are smaller, lighter, more fuel efficient and quieter than any of the conventional synchronous generators that use air to cool the stator winding, common in most systems. Fischer Panda utilizes a water-cooled asynchronous rotor that has no windings, no brushes or diodes and the Panda generator can cool the stator winding with nearly 100% efficiency. The resulting small package is small and quiet -- a particular attribute appreciated in the boating community. With an extensive distributor network, Fischer Panda provides unrelenting customer service, greatly appreciated when calling from far away places.


17 Blackmoor Road
Ebblake Estate
United Kingdom
BH31 6AX

Hamble School of Yachting

The Hamble School of Yachting is the leading independent RYA Sea School in the UK. Established 30 years ago and based on the river Hamble, the school is renowned world wide for its excellent reputation for high standards of tuition and personal service.

The School runs the complete range of RYA courses on both sail and power. There is also a wide range of other course which might be suitable for participants in World Cruising Club events. Some examples are;

  • RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course
  • RYA 1 st Aid
  • Sea Survival
  • MCA/STCW Medical First Aid Aboard Ship and MCA/STCW Medical Care Aboard Ship
  • Own Boat Tuition
  • Yacht Maintenance

For any information about any courses we offer please contact us in the office.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)2380452668

Mercury Yacht Harbour
Satchell Lane
United Kingdom
SO31 4HQ


Hydrovane is pleased to be the World Cruising Corporate Member from the self steering sector – as we believe self steering to be the back-bone of a cruising lifestyle at sea.

The unique HYDROVANE is a 'next generation' self steering system . It matches or betters the features of any other system for: ease of use, performance, versatility and reliability. The bonus is that is both:

  • Self Steering System
  • Emergency Rudder and Steering 'Ready to Go'.

Tel: Canada(+1)604 925 2660

2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver
V7V 1Y1

Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd

Dating back to the seventeenth century, Imray are the oldest nautical publishing house in Europe. Their list of charts and books for yachtsmen provide unrivalled coverage of popular cruising areas around the world.

Of particular interest to transatlantic yachtsmen is the Imray range of water-resistant charts for the Caribbean Islands. These full colour charts feature detailed plans of the main harbours and cruising guide information on the reverse. Water resistant charts are also available for Europe and the UK.


Wych House
The Broadway
St. Ives
United Kingdom
PE27 5BT


Created in 1984, LAGOON was the direct extension of Jeanneau's racing division (Jeanneau Advanced Technologies). Today, LAGOON belongs to the Custom Yacht Division of the Beneteau Group (the world's largest recreational boat builder) and proposes an exclusive choice of cruising catamarans with the major architectural contribution coming from Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost. With the strength and talent obtained from its diverse experience, LAGOON has at its disposal an unequalled technical know-how and mastery of composite construction, to which the many individual owners, racers, and charter customers can bear witness.


162 Quai de Brazza
Bordeaux Cedex

Mactra Marine Equipment

Mactra Marine Equipment specialise in equipment for serious blue water sailors and liveaboards. UK Exclusive dealer in Schenker Watermakers and official distributor for Katadyn watermakers. New Generation watermakers specially designed for yachts where power is often an issue. From Katadyn’s 06 Survivor, the worlds smallest hand operated watermaker for liferafts & grab bags through to the Schenker range which start at 30 litres of produced water per hour for just 8amps at 12V to the Modular 210 producing 210 litres water per hour using 24V DC or 220V AC. Models have an option to be fitted with analogue and digital controls performing automatic water making and fresh water flushing actions. Mactra Marine give a full back up service to their carefully selected products with owner’s workshop sessions and vessel installation surveys.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)7785343000

Landgate, Crookes Lane
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset
United Kingdom
BS22 9XB


Since 2002 MailASail has been operating an accelerated email service offering up to 90% reduction in call costs. It is of particular interest to cruisers using Iridium or mobile phones.

MailASail can also supply Iridium phones, airtime and mobile phone connectivity at competitive prices. A "Blue Water Cruising" bundle is available to World Cruising Club event participants and we also offer a complete installation and training service for customers who prefer to have their communications set up professionally.

MailASail will be in Las Palmas before the start of the ARC to provide on-site communications support prior to the event.


Ed Wildgoose
Nippy Networks UK LLP
Unit 8, Saxon Business Centre
41-59 Windsor Avenue
United Kingdom
SW19 2RR


Marlec’s marine Rutland Windchargers have been battery charging on board yachts worldwide since 1979. The Rutland 913 and Rutland 503 models are a popular sight in marinas and are renowned for their quiet operation and unique alternator design which delivers power from low wind speeds. We would be glad to discuss your energy requirements and in particular how a Rutland will deliver more power than similar and even larger wind turbines.

Marlec are the UK representative of SunWare and our own brand of Spectra semi-flexible solar panels as well as BP Solar glass panels. Where possible we recommend combined wind /solar systems to take advantage of the elements day, night and all year round for battery charging.

Ocean going yachts benefit from reduced engine running time and prolonged battery life so call our technical sales team today to discuss your charging requirements.


Sales Office
Rutland House
Trevithick Road
United Kingdom
NN17 5XY

MRP Refits

Founded in 2005, MRP Refits is strategically located in two major boating centers … Annapolis (May-Oct) and the British Virgin Islands (Nov-April). MRP Refits manages the repair and refit of ocean-going sailboats and has developed a cadre of high quality subcontractors, each with special areas of expertise. MRP has helped boats prepare for the Caribbean 1500 since 2005.

The company mission is to work with boat owners to help them select the most appropriate systems for their sailing style. Then, working with the best subcontractors, MRP will ensure a high performance installation on time and at the best price. MRP sees each boat as an integrated machine and makes sure that all systems work together to make the boat, safe, comfortable, fast, and easy to operate.

Services offered by MRP Refits (and its subcontractors):

  • Problem diagnosis, solution determination, project management
  • Fiberglass repair, painting, gelcoat work
  • Electronics repair and replacement
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning repair and replacement
  • Welding and metal fabricating
  • Engine and generator repair and replacement
  • Rigging and sail repair

For more information, visit

Tel: United States of America(+1)2149578382

600 N Mcclurg Ct
Apt 3304
United States of America

Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety supply a high quality range of life saving equipment including liferafts, lifejackets, EPIRBs, the new SOLO Personal Location Beacon and pyrotechnics to both the leisure and commercial markets. We are able to service all marine safety equipment such as Liferafts, Lifejackets, Survival Suits, EPIRBs, SARTs, Fire Safety Equipment and MOB Systems. Please call our Training Department to find out about our Product Awareness training courses.


Paul White
Saxon Wharf
Lower York Street
United Kingdom
SO14 5QF

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance

Pantaenius has brokered insurance since 1899. Service, competence, personal advice and customer-oriented claims settlement remain the hallmark of the company. The yachting insurance business Pantaenius GmbH & Co KG has been in operation since 1977. With branches in the United Kingdom, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Austria and America, Pantaenius has become the number one for yacht insurance.


500 Mamaronneck Avenue
United States of America

Peters & May

Peters & May has shipped boats, yachts and associated marine peripherals since 1988. The company now annually ships over 4,000 yachts and motorboats worldwide, supported by its numerous complementary divisions which are all designed to provide a complete and exemplary service to the marine industry.

Peters & May is the first choice of many of the world’s premier race teams, super-yachts and manufacturers, in addition to individual boat owners, offering flexible solutions that can be tailored to any logistical challenge the company is able to cater for any yacht or motorboat, large or small


Unit 9 Goodwood Road
United Kingdom
SO50 4NT


Professional Yacht Deliveries is the specialist of choice for many of the leading names in the marine industry. PYD was founded in 1995 as a dedicated yacht delivery company and this core activity remains central to our business. Over the years, however, customers' demands have seen us broaden our provision progressively to embrace a wide range of ancillary services, including bespoke yacht management and own boat training. There is now almost no aspect of your yacht delivery, boat purchase or cruising plans where PYD cannot make a significant contribution. With a portfolio of commercial clients, including some of the world's most prestigious boat builders, charter companies and brokers, as well as hundreds of discerning and experienced private owners, PYD is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of seamanship and customer care. Whether the vessel is sail or motor, superyacht or family cruiser, and whatever or wherever the requirements, the PYD approach is always meticulous and thorough, but above all professional.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1513421001

Professional Yacht Deliveries Ltd
157 Telegraph Road
United Kingdom
CH60 7SE

Quantum Sails

At Quantum, we’re connected to sailors everywhere through our love of sailing and our belief that facing every challenge head-on is infinitely rewarding. As a company and as individuals, we embrace every single challenge as our own. Since 1996, we have focused on providing the best-performing products in sailing. Today, we’re equally relentless about delivering a higher standard of service, customer care, education, support and mentorship. Our commitment starts with our dedicated employees at more than 60 sail lofts around the world and includes hundreds more working behind the scenes to design, build and service Quantum® sails. Contact Dave Flynn, or (410) 991-4931.

Tel: United States of America(+1)4109914931

Quantum Sails
951 Bay Ridge Road
United States of America


Raymarine is one of the world’s largest suppliers of marine electronic products to the leisure boating market. It designs, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of marine electronic products including autopilots, radar, instruments, fishfinders, chartplotters and communications devices, together with multifunction and integrated products.

Raymarine acquired Raytheon’s Recreational Marine Division in a management buy-out backed by HgCapital in January 2001. The Group invested significantly in the growth and profitability of the business, with particular focus being placed on developing new products and on strengthening the Group’s sales and marketing teams. In December 2004 Raymarine floated on the London Stock Exchange.

With years of research and development resulting in the latest proven technologies, a world-wide network of product-trained distributors and service dealers and Raymarine’s comprehensive warranty you can be confident in your equipment and prepared for the unexpected.

Visit to view our online product database, data sheets, tutorials and latest product news, or for free access to the online knowledge database, downloadable product handbooks and quick reference cards and e-mail addresses for customer services.

You can also call one of our experienced engineering specialists on +44 (0)23 9271 4713.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1329246920

Marine House
Cartwright Drive
United Kingdom
PO15 5RJ

SailCom Marine

SailCom Marine was established in 2003 with the aim of offering marine communications equipment from a knowledgeable friendly company with technical support and advice along with customer good service. SailCom Marine are authorised dealers for Icom, SCS and can supply full bespoke SSB solutions.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1489565100

9 Newbury Place
United Kingdom
SO31 9TH


Traveleads is one of the UK’s leading travel companies – providing support to the corporate, sport and media/arts sectors. Many household name organisations rely on our skill and market awareness to maximise the value they derive from their travel spend, at the same time as ensuring that their travellers enjoy the best of care and great attention to detail.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)113 242 2202

Sports & Group Travel
United Kingdom
LS11 8EG


Sailing with « clean-energy » independence

Simple to use, highly efficient and eco-friendly, the Watt&Sea Hydrogenerator is the ideal answer to your power supply problem!

Once a sailboat has left the docks, it’s totally isolated from shore power. The production of energy on board is then crucial to powering communications, navigation, lighting and other energy-consuming devices especially during extended passages!

Founded in 2009 by Yannick Bestaven, an experienced offshore racer and Matthieu Michou, a talented engineer, Watt&Sea is the inventor of the new generation of hydrogenerator, bringing more freedom, comfort and safety to the yachtsmen while reducing the impact to our planet and our reliance on diesel.

Multiple award winning for its innovation, the Watt&Sea hydrogenerator is the result of intensive research. Made of strong material, it easily installs and deploys off the stern of the cruising or racing vessel, efficiently generating the power needed for energy independence.

All Watt&Sea hydrogenerators can produce more power than is consumed by the boat! Thanks to its minimal drag and perfect hydrodynamics, the Cruising models produce 120W in 12 or 24V at 5 knots. Above 5 knots, the 500W generated by the system (40A-12V/20A-24V) enabling you to run all your required systems when sailing and still return with fully charged batteries.

Used by 95% of the boats on the last Vendée Globe Race, Watt&Sea hydrogenerators are fully reliable, while tested to withstand any weather conditions in the world’s toughest waters.

Tel: France(+33)546413199

Parc Creatio Tech
40 Rue Chef De Baie
La Rochelle


YachtCom is owned and operated by Bob and Claire Smith, who are very keen sailors. They established YachtCom in 2000 with the purpose of offering specialist training in marine communications and radar to yachtsmen. YachtCom is an RYA recognised training establishment offering the RYA radio and radar courses and for the more adventurous yachtsmen the MCA GMDSS Long Range Certificate course and exam.

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1489565100

9 Newbury Place
United Kingdom
SO31 9TH

YB Tracking

The YB Tracker is a well-proven, self-contained, fully-automatic satellite tracking device. It will accurately report its position from anywhere on Earth, including polar, ocean and desert regions. It is lightweight, waterproof and built to withstand extreme environments. YB Tracking improves media relations and generates public interest in remote events. Originally designed for Adventure Racing, it has applications in yacht racing, trekking, cycling, skiing, polar expeditions, mountaineering, gliding and many other activities that take place in areas where communications are challenging. YB's alert feature complements existing safety procedures, allowing teams to rapidly notify organisers of a problem. YB trackers are available to rent for individual or event use. .

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)23 8000 3888

Unit 8, Fulcrum 2
United Kingdom
PO15 7FN