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The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year to sail 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

The ARC is for everyone; families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, big boats and modest boats. Crossing the Atlantic together, but having their own adventures. More than just a boat race, the ARC is about friendships made ashore in the two weeks of pre-departure activities continued over the radio net at sea. It’s about arriving in Saint Lucia to be met on the dock with a rum punch and a chilled beer, knowing you have achieved something fantastic - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for a great event, and most probably one of the best experiences of my life” Max Klink, yacht Caro (GER)


RALLY NEWS

World Cruising Club join the PBO Ask the Experts Live at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble 2015.
17/04/2015

Hear our top-tips for preparing your boat for bluewater cruisingMeet the team from World Cruising ClubThe annual Beaulieu Boatjumble is an unmissable day-out for all sailors, with hundreds of stands offering boating bargains, new trailerable boats, dinghies, equipment and craft. Held at the idyllic New Forest Beaulieu Estate, it is a magnet for boaters from across the UK with... Click here for more info..

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2015.
08/04/2015

More than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser rendezvous; the Bluewater Open Boat Weekend is a truly unique combination of all three and more still. Designed to make visitors think about all aspects of living the bluewater dream, the Bluewater Open Boat Weekend is a chance to view a wide range of offshore cruising boats to suit all budgets, and meet experts in... Click here for more info..

ARC 2014 Photo Competition - Vote for your favourite image on Facebook.
25/03/2015

Over 300 photos were submitted by crews for the ARC 2014 Photo Competition and the entries this year certainly captured all aspects of ocean sailing. From sunrises to squalls, fishing triumphs to one-pot wonders and spinnakers to sundowners, the WCC judging panel have been re-living last year's rally and selected winners in the following categories: Life on Board, Moods of the Sea, Other Boats... Click here for more info..
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10/03/2015

Makena - Pacific Crossing

About an hour before sunset, as we were sailing with the gennaker and the main sail, we saw our gennaker slowly fall down in the water! Arghhh!We immediately jumped into action, and in about 20 minutes got the sail back in the boat. We were like read more...

18/02/2015

Aislig Bheag - December and January St Lucia Landing

12th December 2014After 18 days, 3 hours and 19 minutes of non-stop sailing for 2,933 nautical miles and absolutely no engine power we crossed the finish line of Atlantic Rally for Cruiser 2014, in Rodney Bay, St Lucia in the Caribbean.  We read more...

18/02/2015

Aislig Bheag - Grenadines Jan 2015

 John returned to the boat in early January with friends, Derek and Kathleen who were joining us for two weeks.  Anna and Jen left us to continue on their travels.On our last day in St Lucia before heading south, we were joined by my good read more...

06/02/2015

Via Con Me - VIACONME and Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015

Nun ist es das 5. Mal, davon das 3. Mal, dass ich an der Atlantic Rally for Cruisers teilnehme. Seit Seit ich das erste Mal im 2005 teilnahm, bin ich ein grosser Fan von WCC und deren alljährlich stattfindenden ARC. Auf Umwegen war ich im 2013 nach read more...

06/02/2015

Via Con Me - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015 - Part 1 - VIACONME confirmed!

2005, 2010, 2011, 2012 and now for the 5 th time in 2015, I will be joining the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. Since I joined the ARC for the first time in 2005, I have been a big admirer for this annual event. In 2013, I flew from the Caribbean to read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you all for your fantastic and enthusiastic support and work to make this a wonderful ARC for us and all participating yachts. Once again we thank you all, we had a wonderful time.


Gijs & Femke, King's Legend ARC 2014
Very well done and thank you for the warm welcome when we arrived! This was my second ARC, last time
racing 1997 when we finished second over all. It's great to see how much the rally improved and how committed all the
ARC people are - Thank You!
Kaj Stenman - ARC 2013






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Outfitting Your Boat Podcast

Live from World Cruising Club's Ocean Sailing Seminar weekend in Annapolis. Andy spends 90 minutes discussing boat types and how to prioritize outfitting your boat for deep ocean sailing. He emphasizes that basically ANY boat can complete an ocean passage when properly outfitted and with a properly trained crew. But sometimes it's nice to have a few luxuries, and Andy talks about how to prioritize adding equipment. To follow along with the slides from this episode, go to 59-north.com/sailingpodcast and click on this episode. Want to go ocean sailing with Andy? Book a berth on Isbjorn, our S&S Swan 48, at 59-north.com/offshore.... more info


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