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ARC Baltic



Cruising over six weeks, ARC Baltic takes you on a 1,800nm voyage of discovery through Europe’s “east sea”, combining days of social cruising with exploring the Baltic’s fascinating culture and history ashore. The rally format has been adapted to the Baltic and the individual rally legs are short, one to two days, with the focus to experience the cultural history of the region and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Swedish and Finnish archipelagos.

The rally includes
• World Cruising Club staff on hand throughout the event with comprehensive sailing experience and historical knowledge of the Baltic
• Berthing – for three nights before the start from Rostock, plus approximately twenty two nights during stopovers
• Tours - in Rønne, Visby, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Kalmar
• Comprehensive social programme and dinners in five stopovers
• Use of facilities at host yacht clubs in Russia, Finland and Sweden
• Agents fees and assistance for clearance into Russia
• Access to discounts for nautical books and charts, and GILL clothing on orders placed through our website


RALLY NEWS

Arrival in Bornholm.
07/07/2015

The second edition of ARC Baltic has got off to a windy yet sunny start! Following four days of preparations in the new start port of Yachthafen Hohe Düne , Rostock, the 19 yachts making up the fleet this year departed yesterday afternoon with favourable winds of 15-20 knots from the south west. It was a quick passage with all arriving in the port of Rønne on the Danish Island of Bornholm... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic 2015 - Welcome to Warnemunde.
03/07/2015

This morning marked the start of ARC Baltic 2015 with the opening of the Rally Office in the new start port of Rostock, at Yachthafen Hohe Düne in Warnemunde. All berthing on the same pontoon and flying their dress overall flags, the rally atmosphere is beginning to build in the marina.During check-in rally participants received detailed information regarding their stay in Rostock and the... Click here for more info..

New Baltic Rally for World Cruising Club.
01/05/2015

As part of our growing portfolio of rallies for cruising sailors we are pleased to be taking on the running of the Baltic 4 Nations Rally this summer, two week flotilla-style cruise starting and finishing in Copenhagen.The rally was set up by Sailing Rallies, whose staff and projects now have a new home under the World Cruising Club banner.This merger provides many exciting opportunities to... Click here for more info..
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06/07/2015

Widago - Rostock to Ronne

A big bright moon is lighting a torch for us tonight as we head to Denmark in search of butter cookies, blue cheese, and bacon.WIDAGO uncovered a pair of Maryland Moseley stowaways aboard. So now the count is:Boys: 6Girls: 1Always outnumbered. read more...

05/07/2015

Gertha 4 - Rostock

54.10 N  12.05 E   Hot and sunny in Rostock. Over 30 yesterday and humid similar today.Tomorrow it breaks we are told and wind comes back, could be good for a sail toBonholm. WCC have found the swankiest marina in the area to start read more...

05/07/2015

Widago - Happy 4th of July - ARC Baltic

Greetings from WIDAGO and her crew!We just returned to Hohe Duene after a fantastic week visiting the German Countryside, Amsterdam, and back to Hamburg. Luckily the boat was still floating, in exactly the same place we left her. Whew…..The last read more...

04/07/2015

Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg

Wednesday 1st July08.30 - Set off from Cuxhaven accompanied by customary porridge with honey and milk,11.30 entered the lock at Brunsbuttel and into the Kiel Canal with the barometer still rising (1042), in bright sunshine and light winds, and read more...

28/06/2015

Northern Light - Katwoude/Amsterdam

Sunday 28th JuneMy cousin James Jacklin, and I, flew from Stansted to Amsterdam arriving late morning. We then proceeded to get ripped off by a charming taxi driver for the 27 miles to Katwoude, just North of Amsterdam on the Markermeer. On read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
A very nice experience to get your sailing borders widened, and a great way to get to know new friends.
Albert Lestraden, sy Meneldor ARC Baltic 2014
This has been a memorable experience. Thank you so much for organising it and enabling us to do so much with your backing. We will talk about this summer for a long time!
Ted & Jane Warren, sy Longbow of Argyll, ARC Baltic 2014






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