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Meeting the Mid-Atlantic Locals. 25/11/2016

With almost 300 boats in the ARC fleet spread from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, Marine Ecologist Isabella Tortora Brayda explains what marine wildlife they may encounter in the North Atlantic.Dolphins and WhalesOf all the oceanic species, some of the most fondly regarded, graceful and magnificent, are the whales and dolphins (cetaceans). Many of the species are migratory, such as humpback whales, and explore the length and breadth of the ocean, from warmer breeding grounds at low latitudes before migrating to feeding grounds at high latitudes. They can reach an impressive size, facilitated by the pressure of the water column, which provides support for the internal organs and helps with blood circulation. There are pods of cetaceans scattered all across the Atlantic,... Click here for more info..

Competitive spirit in ARC Racing Division. 19/11/2016

This year’s rally will see one of the largest groups ever choosing to sail across in the ARC Racing Division, raced under IRC. A diverse... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa, Caribbean 1500 & Round the World. 18/11/2016

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... Click here for more info..

Ladies line up for the Atlantic. 16/11/2016

As usual the ARC attracts a large number of female sailors on an  Atlantic adventure, and this year is no different with around 240... Click here for more info..

A floating United Nations. 18/11/2016

With the topical political changes and a sense of unease around the world, the ARC is like a safe haven for sailors from all corners of the... Click here for more info..

Children rule Pontoon S. 15/11/2016

Pontoon S is where the family boats in the ARC are berthed and there is a fantastic gang of children of different ages who are running... Click here for more info..

Fortitude on forty footers. 14/11/2016

Although the average boat length in the ARC is 15.51m (51ft), almost half of the boats sailing across range from 40ft-50ft in ARC 2016. From... Click here for more info..

Charity fundraisers sailing the ARC. 12/11/2016

People take part in the ARC for all sorts of reasons, and one of those is to raise money or awareness for their charity of choice. Here is a... Click here for more info..

Discovering historic Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 09/11/2016

With so many preparations before their Atlantic crossing, it's easy to get caught up with the boat jobs list and miss the many highlights of... Click here for more info..

What happens at Check-In. 07/11/2016

With the ARC+ boats now happily at sea, the focus in Las Palmas has shifted to the ARC boats beginning their own preparations. One of the... Click here for more info..

Weather Challenges on a Fall Passage South. 03/11/2016

by Andy SchellA fall passage to the Caribbean from the northeast US is undoubtedly one of the more challenging offshore undertakings, both... Click here for more info..

Long-Range Weather Outlook for Caribbean 1500/ARC Bahamas Departure. 29/10/2016

It's only Day 1 at the rally here in Portsmouth, and the local weather is gorgeous. Highs will be in the 80s on Sunday, and the skies are... Click here for more info..

How to Crew in the ARC. 30/09/2016

The 2016 edition for the ARC is rapidly approaching and we have over 300 boats carrying 1500 aspiring ocean sailors ready to check off their... Click here for more info..

A day in the life on Gili Gede by Andrew Bishop. 15/09/2016

With an early sunrise it’s tempting to get up and make the most of the days here on Gili Gede, a remote island off the coast of Lombok.... Click here for more info..

Equipment Breakages in ARC 2015. 14/09/2016

Almost 38% of ARC and ARC+ boats logged some form of equipment breakage during ARC 2015, which, whilst it seems high, is perhaps not... Click here for more info..

Learn from the experts at boat show forums around the world. 29/06/2016

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in the UK, USA and Germany where we will be exhibiting and hosting a number of... Click here for more info..

Toronto Ocean Sailing Forum (Live Audio Podcast). 03/08/2016

Click here for the direct download link.Episode 156 is another World Cruising Club ‘Ocean Sailing Forum,’ this one recorded back in January... Click here for more info..

Who Sails ARC DelMarVa? And Why?. 23/06/2016

Family boats. Fathers & sons. Friends. Folks out for a weeklong summer adventure, and those looking to go further afield. Lots of people... Click here for more info..

Weather Routing & Forecasting, with Jeremy Davis, WRI Inc.. 23/06/2016

Click here for the direct download link.“We’ve talked to clients that have been in those Category 3 Hurricanes coming across the Yucatan... Click here for more info..

Understanding Weather & Passage Planning. 21/06/2016

“Based on the forecast, the best window for vessels to depart will be to leave in the early morning hours, near 0300-0400 EDT on the 22nd.... Click here for more info..

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