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First edition of ARC Channel Islands creates a Channel Crossing Community

By Val Ellis last modified Sep 01, 2016 11:38 AM
The inaugural ARC Channel Islands rally, organised by World Cruising Club in association with RYA Active Marina, was a great success.

Published: 2016-08-31 23:00:00
Countries: Channel Islands , France , United Kingdom

The inaugural ARC Channel Islands rally, organised by World Cruising Club in association with RYA Active Marina, concluded back in Gosport on Sunday 28th August, after a week-long cruise exploring Cherbourg, Alderney and Guernsey. The rally was planned as a way to encourage boat owners to sail beyond their normal cruising areas, and to gain confidence taking their boats to unfamiliar destinations or on longer passages. Sailing with the fleet was a lead boat with Hamble School of Yachting senior instructor Roger Seymour and a team from World Cruising Club aboard, offering guidance and help with planning the passages, and facilitating the shore-side programmes in each of the ports visited.

Thirty boats from across the UK, including Scotland, the West Country and East Coast came together for the rally, with crews made up of friends and families ranging in age from Grandparents to young children.

It came to a close in Gosport on Sunday, 28th August, following a week long cruise exploring Cherbourg, Alderney and Guernsey. The rally was planned as a way to encourage boat owners to sail beyond their normal cruising areas, and to gain confidence taking their boats to unfamiliar destinations or on longer passages. Sailing with the fleet was a lead boat with Hamble School of Yachting senior instructor Roger Seymour and a team from World Cruising Club team aboard, there to offer guidance and help with planning the passages, and to facilitate a social and sightseeing programme in each of the ports visited.

For a full report see ARC Channel Islands

For information about participating in ARC Channel Islands or other World Cruising Club rallies, please contact mail@worldcruising.com, or call +44 (0)1983 296060

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