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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


Experiencing St. Petersburg.

The ARC Baltic stopover in St. Petersburg hasn’t been one to disappoint. Living up to the city and rally expectation, a mixture of culture and architecture has entertained crews over the last week during their stay in Russia. On arrival one week ago, crews experienced a thorough customs check at the island of Kronstadt, 18 nautical miles from the St. Petersburg River Yacht Club. During a... Click here for more info..

From Visby to St. Petersburg.

The ARC Baltic fleet have been sailing together for over two weeks, gradually making their way east exploring the Baltic States. Since leaving the Danish Island of Bornholm, crews have made the most of their time visiting the medieval town of Visby, the remote Island of Gotska Sandon and capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Included in the rally itinerary for its peaceful nature and beautiful... Click here for more info..

Gathering in Visby.

The ARC Baltic fleet have made good progress following the delayed departure from the Island of Bornholm due to some strong westerly winds. Yesterday the fleet arrived in the beautiful Swedish town of Visby, situated on the north west coast of Gotland. Light winds with reports of good sailing from Bornholm meant that crews arrived in Visby rested and eager to explore their new destination.... Click here for more info..
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Shenanigan - Tallinn to St Petersburg

Good downwind sailing from Tallinn to Russia with anti gybe, precision steering from Christopher.We negotiated the narrow traffic separation scheme into Russian waters in thick fog passing ships and cruise liners closer that we would normally due read more...


Widago - Entering Russian Waters

Widago & Crew are working our way into Russian waters. Beautiful downwind sailing all night with the parasailor. At least that's what Ahab just told me since I overslept and was only a few hours late for my watch. -Ali image1 read more...


Gertha 4 - Tallinn

Now entering week 3 of the ARC Baltic, currently have zero wind after asteady blow yesterday, the wind comes and goes. Good squall/ down poor onfriday, the rain comes and goes.  Fine sunny day on another day, the suncomes and goes. Weather read more...


Lyonesse - Visby to Tallinn

Montag, 20. Juli 2015Visby hat uns super gefallen, gerne wären wir noch einen Tag länger geblieben. Aber beim Segeln läuft eben nicht immer alles nach Plan – Wind und Wetter kann man (zum Glück) nicht beeinflussen. Weiter geht’s nach Gotska Sandön, read more...


Shenanigan - Rostock to Tallinn

Since leaving Rostock, Germany on 4th July, we have sailed over 550 nm arriving in Tallinn, Estonia on Friday 17th July, after motor sailing nearly all the way from Gotska Sandon (Sweden) the wind and rain whipped up as we arrived with a 30 knot read more...

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An extraordinary combination of challenging sailing, fabulous scenery, interesting ports, and great company - just do it!
Mike Hempstead, sy Aquila, ARC Baltic 2014
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

World Cruising Club

Offshore Yacht Rigging Podcast with Mike Meer

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 yacht rigging in the context of ocean sailing, in Mike’s witty, fun-loving style. He’s a cool guy, and he gets across complex rigging issues in a very understandable manner. The slides from Mike’s talk are available at this episode’s blog page on 59-north.com/sailingpodcast, so head there to follow along. Mike's talk was recorded at the March Ocean Sailing Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. Click here to see other learning opportunities from World Cruising Club.... more info

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