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By WCC — last modified Mar 09, 2018 01:52 PM
2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year for World Cruising Club USA. In March our popular Ocean Sailing Seminar will be a great opportunity to learn from the experts, advance your cruising plans and meet fellow sailors; If you're looking to sail offshore, whether from the East Coast to the Caribbean, or for an Atlantic crossing or even around the world, do come along and join us!

Published: 2018-03-09 00:00:00
Topics: Rallies
Countries: Bermuda , British Virgin Islands , USA

Our first rally of the year will be ARC USA in May and those of you lucky enough  to be in the warm breezes of the Caribbean are invited to join us for the sail back north on either route. We have also extended the discount for rally veterans until the end of February so if you've sailed with us on the Carib 1500 before, save 20% on your boat entry fees.

Countdown to May start for ARC USA!
Time to head back to north for the summer? Meet up with your old rally friends in Nanny Cay and join ARC USA!
For those cruisers lucky enough to be enjoying the warm breezes, quiet beaches and great sailing on offer in the Caribbean, the end of the sailing season there is fast approaching. Traditionally, early May marks the month for heading home, north towards ports along the US eastern seaboard. Our annual ARC USA is timed to fit in with your homeward cruise, setting out from Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The two route options both offer our trademark cruising in company, combined with weather briefings, satellite tracking and safety radio nets at sea. Along the way you'll have the chance to meet up with old friends from previous rallies, and meet new sailing buddies, as the rally now attracts European sailors wanting to enjoy  a US summer cruise.The Old Bahamas Channel route heads along the channel between Haiti and the Bahamas to make landfall in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. On the ocean-going route, ralliers will hook-up with the ARC Europe fleet, sailing together from the BVI's to Bermuda. A chance to soak up the British colonial atmosphere of this unique Island before heading onto ports along the US coast.
There is still time to join us for ARC USA or the companion rally, ARC Europe, heads east from Bermuda to the Azores and then continental Europe. We've also extended the deadline for previous ralliers to claim their 20% discount on boat fees until the end of the month!
Click here to request an information pack with further details.

Ocean Sailing Seminar
Aspiring ocean cruisers gather for a weekend of socializing and learning, at our  annual Ocean Sailing Seminar - March 24 and 25 in Annapolis, MD If you haven't already signed up, don't forget to join us on March 24 and 25 at the Westin Annapolis Hotel for our annual Ocean Sailing Seminar.
With around 70 cruisers attending, it is an enjoyable as well as an informative two days, with our guest lecturers, all experienced ocean sailors and industry experts, passing on their knowledge and tips for preparing boat and crew for offshore. Topics include sail choice, refit priorities, planning water and fuel, watch-keeping and coping with common problems. Our weather experts will discuss ocean weather patterns and how to cross the Gulf Stream safety.
The complete package includes 2 nights accommodation and meals at the 4-star Westin Annapolis Hotel, plus full lecture notes, and a free copy of SAIL Magazine.
Attend the seminar and get a $45 discount off your boat entry fee for ARC Caribbean 1500, ARC USA, ARC Europe or ARC, if you join the rally before April 30th, 2018.
Full details and sign-up form here.

Sail the loop with ARC DelMarVa
Completing a DelMarVa loop is a great, fun challenge, even for experienced Bay sailors. It's the perfect way to whet your appetite for ocean sailing. Join us 'sailing the loop' this summer with ARC DelMarVa. The week-long rally is  the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and gain experience sailing overnight and in the ocean, in the company of friends and with an experienced support staff not far away. We are holding a Preparation Seminar on April 22, which will include presentations by experts from around the Annapolis sailing community speaking on all aspects of completing a round DelMarVa cruise. It's open to non-ralliers, or included in the entry fee if you'll be joining us to sail the loop!
The 2018 rally begins in Annapolis on June 15 with Skipper's Briefing & Farewell  Party, followed by the start on June 16. Leg 1 sails down the bay to Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA before Leg 2 heads offshore, for the 150-mile jaunt into the Atlantic. After another stop at Cape May along the Delaware Bay, Leg 3 sees yachts home again via the C&D Canal to Annapolis completing the circle.
Click here to request an information pack to join us in 2018.

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