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Islands of the Azores. 27/05/2016

The Azores are a great destination in their own right and a highlight for many participants during ARC Europe. The fleet spend ten days cruising the islands, exploring ashore with organised tours and social functions. Located 850NM off the Portuguese coast this archipelago is not somewhere easily sailed to and their green, unspoilt beauty is a welcome landfall. There are three groups of islands, the eastern group of São Miguel and Santa Maria, the central group of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial and the western group of Flores and Corvo.  Each island is very different to the next and it is great to explore these islands rather than see it as just a re-fuelling stop part way across the Atlantic.  Here are some of the highlights:Faial, Horta: Horta is... Click here for more info..

A Tail of Redemption, by Blue Summit. 22/11/2015

We didn’t catch a particularly large fish (no, it was not bigger than our boat). The battle wasn’t epic. The seas weren’t threatening to... Click here for more info..

Welcome Back! Skippers of the first ARC return for 30th edition. 20/11/2015

As participants from 20 nations are busy preparing to set off on their Atlantic adventure, the 30th edition will include four very special... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500: Analyzing the Weather from the Passage South. 20/11/2015

We say this until we’re red in the face, but a passage south from the US East Coast can be brutal. The weather challenges in the fall – with... Click here for more info..

Wildlife spotting on the Malts Cruise. 14/04/2016

The Malts Cruise is an exciting opportunity to sail the Hebrides and see stunning wildlife and many species that few people associate with... Click here for more info..

Satori Crew Answers 10 Questions About Their Cruising Plans. 18/11/2015

Note: Lee & Rachel Cumberland quit their jobs, sold their house and cars and moved aboard Satori, their Tayana 37. They've just made... Click here for more info..

Meet the crews of ARC 2015. 17/11/2015

It’s week two of the ARC programme in Las Palmas and it’s all systems go. Every crew here has a story to tell about why they are sailing... Click here for more info..

Hiking the 'Gut' in Tortola. 16/11/2015

by Andy SchellOriginally published in 2014.---The yellowshirt team, minus Lyall took a mission up the ‘gut’ behind the marina this... Click here for more info..

Keep it Up! Top tips for Rig Checks from Jerry the Rigger. 14/11/2015

Official ARC 'rig-man' - Jerry 'the rigger' Henwood - is probably the most popular man in Las Palmas for the two weeks before the start of... Click here for more info..

My Destiny as a Sailor: By Yves Gelinas. 04/11/2015

On Thursday, November 5, the Caribbean 1500 program will feature a private screening of 'Around the World with Jean du Sud' at... Click here for more info..

Planning for a Weather Window. 03/11/2015

A fall passage to the Caribbean from the northeast US is undoubtedly one of the more challenging offshore undertakings, both once at sea and... Click here for more info..

Annapolis Ocean Sailing Forum Podcast. 02/11/2015

Ocean Sailing Forum, Part 1Ocean Sailing Forum, Part 2Episodes 126 & 127 are parts one and two of World Cruising Club's 2015 Ocean... Click here for more info..

Meet the WCC Team Around the World. 23/06/2015

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in Australia, Sweden, UK, USA and Germany during August, September and October... Click here for more info..

Tania Aebi ARC Europe Talk. 26/05/2015

Tania Aebi spoke at the ARC Europe Rally in Bermuda last Sunday, and Andy Schell recorded it for a podcast. Tania was skippering Jojo Maria,... Click here for more info..

Offshore Yacht Rigging Podcast with Mike Meer. 20/05/2015

Episode #102 of '59º North,' is Mike Meer, head rigger at Port Annapolis Marina and Rigging Inspector for the Caribbean 1500. It’s all about... Click here for more info..

Takeaways from Mario Vittone's ARC Europe Talk. 09/05/2015

Mario Vittone, former USCG rescue swimmer and now maritime safety consultant, made a surprise appearance on Friday with the ARC Europe fleet... Click here for more info..

First Impressions - catching up with first-time WCC rally participants. 08/05/2015

Eleven boats joining ARC Europe 2015 are sailing in a WCC rally for the first time and we caught up with a few of the ‘newbies’ dockside at... Click here for more info..

Outfitting Your Boat Podcast. 01/04/2015

Live from World Cruising Club's Ocean Sailing Seminar weekend in Annapolis. Andy spends 90 minutes discussing boat types and how to... Click here for more info..

Pre-launch Reminders. 27/02/2015

We asked Rob Gaffney, principle of Hamble School of Yachting for his Spring top-tips for those about the re-launch their boats.As well as... Click here for more info..

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. 15/02/2015

The World ARC fleet have left Panama and are heading to Galapagos Islands. This will be a an exceptional experience for the World ARC crews... Click here for more info..

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