Rallies

Contents

All the rallies listed on this page are well-established events or those that have been recommended by cruisers who use noonsite. All rallies have a printed cancellation policy on the application form. In order to avoid disappointment regarding the loss of funds, be sure to read the small print and understand 100% the rally’s refund policy should you have to withdraw.

Black Sea

Businesses

  • DADDrally Black Sea

    The Black Sea Rally is organized by an amateur sailors association based in Turkey, called DADD: Denizlerdeyiz Amatör Denizciler Derneği, founded in April 2017. This... Read More

Northern Europe

Businesses

  • ARC Baltic

    Join a 1,800nm voyage of discovery through Europe’s “east sea”, combining social cruising with exploring the Baltic’s fascinating culture and history ashore. The individual rally... Read More

  • ARC Channel Islands

    Whether you are a seasoned rallier or a first-timer, ARC Channel Islands is an enjoyable way to grow your cruising confidence. The event offers the... Read More

  • ARC Portugal

    Address: United Kingdom,

    Cross the Bay of Biscay in the company then day sailing the coast of Portugal to finish in the Algarve in time for the Mediterranean... Read More

  • Sail the Way – Northern Spain

    A 2-week Rally in July that sails the way of St. James from Hondarribia to Santiago de Compostela (11 days sailing and 1 day walking).... Read More

North America

Businesses

  • ARC DelMarVa

    ARC DelMarVa provides an opportunity for Chesapeake Bay sailors to enjoy a fun sail in company around the DelMarVa Peninsula, whilst benefiting from the skills... Read More

  • Coho Ho Ho

    Address: Seattle to San Deigo Sailing Rally, Usa,

    Seattle to San Deigo Sailing Rally. Departs Puget Sound August (first year 2013), sailing to San Francisco, then to San Diego.... Read More

Atlantic and Caribbean

Businesses

  • ARC – Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

    Address: 120 High Street, United Kingdom,

    The ARC is a fun rally for cruising yachts, and the world’s largest transocean sailing event. Every year the ARC brings together over 225 yachts... Read More

  • ARC +

    ARC+ offers an alternative route choice from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean sailing via the Cape Verde archipelago. The islands are ideally placed for boats... Read More

  • ARC Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas

    Address: USA,

    The longest-running offshore sailboat rally in the Americas, ARC Caribbean 1500 is a fun and convivial way to sail south to the Caribbean. With full... Read More

  • ARC Europe

    Address: 120 High Street, United Kingdom,

    Cruise across the Atlantic from west to east at the end of the Caribbean sailing season. Join yachts returning to Europe, as well as North... Read More

  • ARC USA

    Address: USA,

    The fun way to cruise to the US east coast at the end of the Caribbean season. It runs alongside ARC Europe to Bermuda, before... Read More

  • BRally – Coast of Brazil Northbound

    Tentative BRally for 2018. Boats interested on a BRally sailing northbound up the coast of Brazil during the 2018 season, please get in touch. The... Read More

  • Culture Cruise and Sailing

    A 15 to 21 day, 400-600 nm end of summer sailing voyage around the Canary Islands. Starting and ending in Lanzarote. September/October 2019.... Read More

  • Marion to Bermuda Cruising Race

    Address: Yacht Race Association, P.O.Box 916, Marion, MA, USA, 02738

    Run every two years in June.... Read More

  • NARC Rally

    North American Rally to the Caribbean from Newport RI. Departs end of October. Organized by Offshore Passage Opportunities as a way to move charter fleet... Read More

  • Salty DAWG Rally

    Departs Hampton VA in November for the Caribbean and returns to the USA the following May. Has had some safety issues on previous rallies. Now... Read More

  • World ARC – circumnavigation

    Address: 120 High Street, United Kingdom,

    World ARC takes you on an adventure of a lifetime from the Caribbean and across the world’s great oceans, circumnavigating the globe. Sailing in company... Read More

News

  • Atlantic Crossing: Ocean calling ARC 2020

    Date Published - November 24, 2020

    Following years of planning, months of trepidation, days of stowing, and hours of farewells, over 300 crew set sail on Sunday from Las Palmas de... Read More

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: ARC+ 2020 Departs

    Date Published - November 09, 2020

    After months of preparation, hard work and determination to take part in ARC+ 2020 in challenging circumstances, the fleet of 24 boats in this year’s... Read More

  • Canary Islands: Las Palmas Welcomes ARC+ 2020

    Date Published - October 28, 2020

    On Monday, 26 October, ARC+ 2020 officially began as the the World Cruising Club team hit the docks of Las Palms Marina to welcome this... Read More

  • Saint Lucia: Curtain Call for ARC 2019

    Date Published - December 23, 2019

    On Saturday 21st December hundreds of sailors from the 2019 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers came together for a night of celebration to... Read More

  • Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: ARC+ 2019 Concludes

    Date Published - December 16, 2019

    For sailors on the ARC+ route of the 2019 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, last Wednesday evening's Prize Giving Ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end... Read More

  • Hallucine leads the ARC fleet into Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 09, 2019

    At 00:52:47 on Friday 6th December, Rodney Bay welcomed the first arrival of ARC 2019, French flagged Marsaudon TS5 Hallucine. Led by experienced ocean sailor... Read More

  • ARC+ First Arrival Makes Landfall in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 04, 2019

    At just after 2:30pm local time yesterday (03 December, 2019) the Neel 47 trimaran Minimole crossed the ARC+ Finish Line in Rodney Bay Saint Lucia,... Read More

  • Canaries, Gran Canaria, ARC 2019: An Ocean Classic Gets Underway

    Date Published - November 25, 2019

    A great adventure has now begun for over a thousand sailors from fifty-three nations who departed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria yesterday to cross the... Read More

  • ARC 2019 officially opens with lively national flag parade

    Date Published - November 19, 2019

    With the majority of boats now docked in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and crews busy making preparations for their 2,700 nm Atlantic ahead of... Read More

  • Canary Islands: A Swell Send-off for ARC+

    Date Published - November 10, 2019

    ARC 2019 has three starts from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The first, ARC+, departed on Sunday 10 November 2019. Leg 1 sails to Mindelo,... Read More

  • 34th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail

    Date Published - November 01, 2019

    The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) will bring together a diverse group of boats and crews to sail with the historic ocean rally celebrating its... Read More

  • ARC Youth Team: 2019 Crew Announcement

    Date Published - September 11, 2019

    World Cruising Club are delighted to reveal the twelve crew members who have been selected to sail on board the ARC Youth Team yacht as... Read More

Caribbean

Businesses

  • Grenada Sailing Week

    Address: USA,

    Grenada’s only International Regatta attracts boats from near and far and kicks off the racing season in the Caribbean. Runs over 5 days and includes... Read More

  • Salty DAWG Cuba Rally

    Annual spring and fall rallies between the Caribbean and the US. Also running rallies to Maine, Nova Scotia, and Cuba.

    Salty Dawg Rally To Cuba... Read More

  • The Nereid’s Rally: Caribbean to South America

    Address: Marina, Saint Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana, 97393

    Starts Trinidad & Tobago bound for Guyana and French Guiana, scheduled for September.... Read More

Useful Resources

  • Colombia: An Extraordinarily Friendly Country for Visiting Sailors

    Published in Yachting World (July 2020), this interesting report by cruisers Alan and Terry Ryall covers their first-time experience of Colombia where they found the country and... Read More

Central America

Businesses

  • Panama Posse Rally

    Starts on Nov.30, 2018 from Barra de Navidad, Mexico, sails to seven countries including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and finishes at... Read More

Mediterranean

Businesses

  • Culture Cruise & Sailing – Round Sicily Rally

    Address: Italy,

    A three-week cruise circumnavigating Sicily and its islands, departing June 2019, starting in Licata and ending in Marsala. Rally comprises 600+ NM at sea plus... Read More

  • DADDrally Mediterranean

    Organized by an amateur sailors association based in Turkey, called DADD: Denizlerdeyiz Amatör Denizciler Derneği, founded in April 2017. This is the first Mediterranean Rally... Read More

Indian Ocean

Businesses

  • Darwin to Kupang Rally/Race

    Annual event in late July from Darwin to West Timor, continues to Bali. Organized by PORLASI (Indonesian Sailing Federation), participants obtain compulsory Indonesian cruising permit... Read More

  • Sail the Andamans Rally

    A one-month annual Rally which began in 2018 organised by Andaman Holidays with the support of the Ministry of Tourism - Government of India, Andaman &... Read More

  • West Sumatra Rally

    Address: Perum. Nuansa Kori XV1/1, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia,

    A three-month long rally starting at Sabang on Pulau Weh at the northern tip of Indonesia and finishing in the Anambas Islands.Organised by Indonesian Rally... Read More

Pacific

Businesses

  • Baja Ha-Ha Rally

    Address: 2, Apollo Road, Tiburon, CA, USA, 94920

    This annual Rally departs San Diego for Cabo San Lucas in early November, arriving mid month. The Rally is administered by Richard, editor and creator of... Read More

  • Down Under Rally

    Started in 2015, the primary goal of the Down Under “Go West” Rally is to provide those who are heading ‘Down Under’ with a professional... Read More

  • Island Cruising Association (ICA)

    Address: P.O. Box 534 , Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand,

    Owned by Nigel and Amanda Richards. Their motto is “We make Cruising more Fun” but there’s a serious side too. ICA offers an ever-growing knowledge... Read More

  • Pacific Circuit Rally

    Address: New Zealand,

    Starting in May and finishing in October, this Rally visits Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu (via Anatom), Loyalty Islands (via Lifou) and New Caledonia.  This is not... Read More

  • Pacific Puddle Jump

    The Pacific Puddle Jump rally is an annual migration of private sailing yachts leaving various points on the west coast of the Americas, but all... Read More

  • Tahiti > Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous

    Organized by Archipelagoes and Latitude 38.

    An annual three-day event that aims to give a warm Polynesian welcome to cruising sailors while celebrating their successful ocean... Read More

  • The Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation

    This rally is a well-established (commencing 1990), world-class event conducted every two years or so by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (VDL-C). The event... Read More

  • TRANSPAC Los Angeles to Hawaii (Honolulu)

    Address: Transpacific Yacht Club, USA,

    Transpacific race leaving California in July. Registration for 2019 open now.... Read More

Reports

  • Japan: Setouchi International Yacht Rally 2019

    Date Published - July 10, 2020

    Japan's Setouchi International Yacht Rally is held for two weeks in May in the Seto Inland Sea between the islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku.... Read More

News

  • Free Webinar for Yachts Sailing Australia to the SW Pacific Islands

    Date Published - October 20, 2020

    This Down Under Rally webinar is free and open to anyone planning to sail from Australia to the SW Pacific Islands - scheduled for November... Read More

SE Asia

Businesses

  • ‘Go North’ Multihull Solutions Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally

    Rally departs North Queensland annually to Indonesia and is a joint venture between the Down Under Rally and the 'Go North' Multihull Solutions Wonderful Sail... Read More

  • All Souls Regatta – Philippines

    Largest yachting event in the Philippines. Approx. 35-40 yachts (racing, cruising, multihulls, beach catamarans) take part. All welcome. Annually at the beginning of November –... Read More

  • Darwin Dili Yacht Rally

    Address: East Timor (Timor Leste),

    An annual event which departs from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia in July.  The event is open to monohull and multihull sailing yachts in both competitive... Read More

  • Fremantle to Bali & Beyond Bali Race & Rally

    Started in 1981. Next Fremantle to Bali rally departs May 9, 2020. 1440nm expedition. Gateway to additional races and cruising in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and... Read More

  • Sail BIMP-EAGA

    Exploring Equator-AsiaThis event no longer takes place, but there may be a replacement event in 2022. An annual programme of four yacht cruises designed to... Read More

  • Sail Indonesia

    Annual Sailing Rally that departs Darwin mid-July. Three-month program of linked events across Indonesia that are supported by the Indonesian Central Government and the Local... Read More

  • Sail Malaysia

    Rally – Passage to the East, from May to August, across Malaysia, from Langkawi to Sabah.... Read More

  • West Sumatra Rally

    Address: Perum. Nuansa Kori XV1/1, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia,

    A three-month long rally starting at Sabang on Pulau Weh at the northern tip of Indonesia and finishing in the Anambas Islands.Organised by Indonesian Rally... Read More

Businesses

  • ‘Go North’ Multihull Solutions Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally

    Rally departs North Queensland annually to Indonesia and is a joint venture between the Down Under Rally and the 'Go North' Multihull Solutions Wonderful Sail... Read More

  • All Souls Regatta – Philippines

    Largest yachting event in the Philippines. Approx. 35-40 yachts (racing, cruising, multihulls, beach catamarans) take part. All welcome. Annually at the beginning of November –... Read More

  • ARC – Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

    Address: 120 High Street, United Kingdom,

    The ARC is a fun rally for cruising yachts, and the world’s largest transocean sailing event. Every year the ARC brings together over 225 yachts... Read More

  • ARC +

    ARC+ offers an alternative route choice from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean sailing via the Cape Verde archipelago. The islands are ideally placed for boats... Read More

  • ARC Baltic

    Join a 1,800nm voyage of discovery through Europe’s “east sea”, combining social cruising with exploring the Baltic’s fascinating culture and history ashore. The individual rally... Read More

  • ARC Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas

    Address: USA,

    The longest-running offshore sailboat rally in the Americas, ARC Caribbean 1500 is a fun and convivial way to sail south to the Caribbean. With full... Read More

  • ARC Channel Islands

    Whether you are a seasoned rallier or a first-timer, ARC Channel Islands is an enjoyable way to grow your cruising confidence. The event offers the... Read More

  • ARC DelMarVa

    ARC DelMarVa provides an opportunity for Chesapeake Bay sailors to enjoy a fun sail in company around the DelMarVa Peninsula, whilst benefiting from the skills... Read More

  • ARC Europe

    Address: 120 High Street, United Kingdom,

    Cruise across the Atlantic from west to east at the end of the Caribbean sailing season. Join yachts returning to Europe, as well as North... Read More

  • ARC Portugal

    Address: United Kingdom,

    Cross the Bay of Biscay in the company then day sailing the coast of Portugal to finish in the Algarve in time for the Mediterranean... Read More

  • ARC USA

    Address: USA,

    The fun way to cruise to the US east coast at the end of the Caribbean season. It runs alongside ARC Europe to Bermuda, before... Read More

  • Baja Ha-Ha Rally

    Address: 2, Apollo Road, Tiburon, CA, USA, 94920

    This annual Rally departs San Diego for Cabo San Lucas in early November, arriving mid month. The Rally is administered by Richard, editor and creator of... Read More

  • BRally – Coast of Brazil Northbound

    Tentative BRally for 2018. Boats interested on a BRally sailing northbound up the coast of Brazil during the 2018 season, please get in touch. The... Read More

  • Coho Ho Ho

    Address: Seattle to San Deigo Sailing Rally, Usa,

    Seattle to San Deigo Sailing Rally. Departs Puget Sound August (first year 2013), sailing to San Francisco, then to San Diego.... Read More

  • Coral Sea Rally: Cairns to Port Morseby

    Run by the Royal Papua Yacht Club (RPYC) in conjunction with Cairns Yacht Club and Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron. Planned to follow on from Sail... Read More

  • Culture Cruise & Sailing – Round Sicily Rally

    Address: Italy,

    A three-week cruise circumnavigating Sicily and its islands, departing June 2019, starting in Licata and ending in Marsala. Rally comprises 600+ NM at sea plus... Read More

  • Culture Cruise and Sailing

    A 15 to 21 day, 400-600 nm end of summer sailing voyage around the Canary Islands. Starting and ending in Lanzarote. September/October 2019.... Read More

  • DADDrally Black Sea

    The Black Sea Rally is organized by an amateur sailors association based in Turkey, called DADD: Denizlerdeyiz Amatör Denizciler Derneği, founded in April 2017. This... Read More

  • DADDrally Mediterranean

    Organized by an amateur sailors association based in Turkey, called DADD: Denizlerdeyiz Amatör Denizciler Derneği, founded in April 2017. This is the first Mediterranean Rally... Read More

  • Darwin Dili Yacht Rally

    Address: East Timor (Timor Leste),

    An annual event which departs from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia in July.  The event is open to monohull and multihull sailing yachts in both competitive... Read More

  • Darwin Kupang Rally
  • Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally

    The annual Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race is organized by the Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association and the Ambon City Government. It is a 630nm... Read More

  • Darwin to Kupang Rally/Race

    Annual event in late July from Darwin to West Timor, continues to Bali. Organized by PORLASI (Indonesian Sailing Federation), participants obtain compulsory Indonesian cruising permit... Read More

  • Down Under Rally

    Started in 2015, the primary goal of the Down Under “Go West” Rally is to provide those who are heading ‘Down Under’ with a professional... Read More

  • Fremantle to Bali & Beyond Bali Race & Rally

    Started in 1981. Next Fremantle to Bali rally departs May 9, 2020. 1440nm expedition. Gateway to additional races and cruising in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and... Read More

  • Grenada Sailing Week

    Address: USA,

    Grenada’s only International Regatta attracts boats from near and far and kicks off the racing season in the Caribbean. Runs over 5 days and includes... Read More

  • Island Cruising Association (ICA)

    Address: P.O. Box 534 , Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand,

    Owned by Nigel and Amanda Richards. Their motto is “We make Cruising more Fun” but there’s a serious side too. ICA offers an ever-growing knowledge... Read More

  • Japan: Setouchi International Yacht Rally

    Address: Japan,

    Organized and managed by Chokokai, an association of long-distance voyagers in Japan, since 2013. The rally has been repeated annually and takes place in the... Read More

  • Marion to Bermuda Cruising Race

    Address: Yacht Race Association, P.O.Box 916, Marion, MA, USA, 02738

    Run every two years in June.... Read More

  • NARC Rally

    North American Rally to the Caribbean from Newport RI. Departs end of October. Organized by Offshore Passage Opportunities as a way to move charter fleet... Read More

  • Pacific Circuit Rally

    Address: New Zealand,

    Starting in May and finishing in October, this Rally visits Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu (via Anatom), Loyalty Islands (via Lifou) and New Caledonia.  This is not... Read More

  • Pacific Puddle Jump

    The Pacific Puddle Jump rally is an annual migration of private sailing yachts leaving various points on the west coast of the Americas, but all... Read More

  • Panama Posse Rally

    Starts on Nov.30, 2018 from Barra de Navidad, Mexico, sails to seven countries including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and finishes at... Read More

  • Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts at World Cruising Club UK and USA

    WORLD CRUISING CLUB UK

    Bluewater Cruiser’s Question Time at the London Boat Show

    Skippers and crews interested in sailing off across the oceans are welcome to attend... Read More

  • Sail BIMP-EAGA

    Exploring Equator-AsiaThis event no longer takes place, but there may be a replacement event in 2022. An annual programme of four yacht cruises designed to... Read More

  • Sail Indonesia

    Annual Sailing Rally that departs Darwin mid-July. Three-month program of linked events across Indonesia that are supported by the Indonesian Central Government and the Local... Read More

  • Sail Malaysia

    Rally – Passage to the East, from May to August, across Malaysia, from Langkawi to Sabah.... Read More

  • Sail the Andamans Rally

    A one-month annual Rally which began in 2018 organised by Andaman Holidays with the support of the Ministry of Tourism - Government of India, Andaman &... Read More

  • Sail the Way – Northern Spain

    A 2-week Rally in July that sails the way of St. James from Hondarribia to Santiago de Compostela (11 days sailing and 1 day walking).... Read More

  • Salty DAWG Cuba Rally

    Annual spring and fall rallies between the Caribbean and the US. Also running rallies to Maine, Nova Scotia, and Cuba.

    Salty Dawg Rally To Cuba... Read More

  • Salty DAWG Rally

    Departs Hampton VA in November for the Caribbean and returns to the USA the following May. Has had some safety issues on previous rallies. Now... Read More

  • Summer Sailstice

    Taking place every year on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, Summer Sailstice is an international event celebrating sailing. Summer Sailstice 2019 is scheduled... Read More

  • Summer Sailstice 22 June 2013

    This Saturday, June 22, marks the longest day of the year and therefore, the day with the most possible hours of sunlight during which sailors... Read More

  • Tahiti > Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous

    Organized by Archipelagoes and Latitude 38.

    An annual three-day event that aims to give a warm Polynesian welcome to cruising sailors while celebrating their successful ocean... Read More

  • The Cape 2 Rio Race

    Organized by Royal Cape Yacht Club with the cooperation of the Iate Clube Rio de Janiero. Next running in 2020 – Ocean Race across the... Read More

  • The Governor’s Cup – Cape Town to St. Helena

    The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race is a downwind 1,750 nautical mile ocean yacht race run by the Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC). First held in... Read More

  • The Nereid’s Rally: Caribbean to South America

    Address: Marina, Saint Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana, 97393

    Starts Trinidad & Tobago bound for Guyana and French Guiana, scheduled for September.... Read More

  • The Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation

    This rally is a well-established (commencing 1990), world-class event conducted every two years or so by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (VDL-C). The event... Read More

  • TRANSPAC Los Angeles to Hawaii (Honolulu)

    Address: Transpacific Yacht Club, USA,

    Transpacific race leaving California in July. Registration for 2019 open now.... Read More

  • West Sumatra Rally

    Address: Perum. Nuansa Kori XV1/1, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia,

    A three-month long rally starting at Sabang on Pulau Weh at the northern tip of Indonesia and finishing in the Anambas Islands.Organised by Indonesian Rally... Read More

  • World ARC – circumnavigation

    Address: 120 High Street, United Kingdom,

    World ARC takes you on an adventure of a lifetime from the Caribbean and across the world’s great oceans, circumnavigating the globe. Sailing in company... Read More

  • World Cruising Club Events

    Address: 120 High Street, Cowes, UK, PO31 7AX

    Rallies include: ARC, ARC+, World ARC, ARC Europe, ARC Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas, ARC USA, ARC DelMarVa, ARC Channel Islands, ARC Baltic, ARC Portugal.... Read More

Useful Resources

  • Colombia: An Extraordinarily Friendly Country for Visiting Sailors

    Published in Yachting World (July 2020), this interesting report by cruisers Alan and Terry Ryall covers their first-time experience of Colombia where they found the country and... Read More

Reports

  • Japan: Setouchi International Yacht Rally 2019

    Date Published - July 10, 2020

    Japan's Setouchi International Yacht Rally is held for two weeks in May in the Seto Inland Sea between the islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku.... Read More

  • Where the Magic Happens

    Date Published - June 10, 2018

    This is one family's story; a story of a fabulous sailing adventure and an inspirational tale for all those wishing they could do the same;... Read More

  • New South Wales to Fiji: A Challenging Voyagef

    Date Published - May 26, 2015

    John and Leanne Hembrow of Catamaran Songlines share the tale of their challenging voyage from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia to Fiji (via New Caledonia).... Read More

  • Dominican Republic: Hispaniola 360 Challenge Regatta

    Date Published - November 28, 2012

    A non-stop 1,300-mile race around the Dominican Republic and Haiti.... Read More

  • Antigua: A New Sailing Rally between The Canary Islands and Antigua

    Date Published - November 28, 2012

    The all-new 'Christmas Caribbean Rally' due to arrive in Jolly Harbour, Antigua over Christmas and New Year 2013/14.... Read More

  • Canaries:The ARC Forest Grows

    Date Published - November 19, 2012

    Another 200 trees have just been planted in the ARC Forest on a hillside above the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

    Fifty-five ARC sailors... Read More

  • New BVI Sailing Festival: March 25th-31st 2013

    Date Published - September 25, 2012

    The organisers of the week-long BVI Sailing Regatta & Sailing Festival, hosted by Nanny Cay, have announced exciting changes to the format of the popular... Read More

  • New Plans for Grenada Sailing Festival: 1 – 3 February 2013

    Date Published - September 25, 2012

    Once again Grenada will be the place to be in the first week of February to kick off the 2013 Caribbean Regatta Season – with... Read More

  • ARC 2013 Opens for Entries: 60 entries received within five days

    Date Published - September 20, 2012

    Rally Opens Early Due to Demand!... Read More

  • Opua: ICA Free Rallies for New Pacific Arrivals

    Date Published - June 19, 2012

    Opua, Northland, New Zealand has a FREE rally to New Zealand in November this year. We participated in the "All Points Rally" last year and... Read More

News

  • Atlantic Crossing: Ocean calling ARC 2020

    Date Published - November 24, 2020

    Following years of planning, months of trepidation, days of stowing, and hours of farewells, over 300 crew set sail on Sunday from Las Palmas de... Read More

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: ARC+ 2020 Departs

    Date Published - November 09, 2020

    After months of preparation, hard work and determination to take part in ARC+ 2020 in challenging circumstances, the fleet of 24 boats in this year’s... Read More

  • Canary Islands: Las Palmas Welcomes ARC+ 2020

    Date Published - October 28, 2020

    On Monday, 26 October, ARC+ 2020 officially began as the the World Cruising Club team hit the docks of Las Palms Marina to welcome this... Read More

  • Free Webinar for Yachts Sailing Australia to the SW Pacific Islands

    Date Published - October 20, 2020

    This Down Under Rally webinar is free and open to anyone planning to sail from Australia to the SW Pacific Islands - scheduled for November... Read More

  • ARC and ARC+ 2020: November Departures Confirmed for COVID Secure Rally

    Date Published - June 30, 2020

    ARC Rallies will go ahead this November for transatlantic sailors wanting to get to the Caribbean. Here World Cruising Club reveals how they are going... Read More

  • ARC Portugal 2020: August Departure Confirmed

    Date Published - June 29, 2020

    As restrictions are eased in Spain and Portugal allowing tourists to return, World Cruising Club are now able to confirm that ARC Portugal, postponed from... Read More

  • Caribbean to USA: Salty Dawgs Announce the Homeward Bound Flotilla

    Date Published - March 27, 2020

    The uncertainty of cruising the Caribbean has made it difficult for cruisers and crew. Many people are finding themselves unable to have crew meet them... Read More

  • French Polynesia: World ARC 2020 Rally Suspended

    Date Published - March 21, 2020

    The World ARC 2020 rally has been suspended in French Polynesia due to the international response to the COVID19 virus pandemic. Nations along the route... Read More

  • Saint Lucia: The 10th World ARC Sets Sail

    Date Published - January 13, 2020

    Saturday 11th January marked a special day in World ARC history as the 10th edition of World Cruising Club's round-the-world rally set sail from Rodney... Read More

  • Saint Lucia: Curtain Call for ARC 2019

    Date Published - December 23, 2019

    On Saturday 21st December hundreds of sailors from the 2019 edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers came together for a night of celebration to... Read More

  • Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: ARC+ 2019 Concludes

    Date Published - December 16, 2019

    For sailors on the ARC+ route of the 2019 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, last Wednesday evening's Prize Giving Ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end... Read More

  • Hallucine leads the ARC fleet into Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 09, 2019

    At 00:52:47 on Friday 6th December, Rodney Bay welcomed the first arrival of ARC 2019, French flagged Marsaudon TS5 Hallucine. Led by experienced ocean sailor... Read More

  • ARC+ First Arrival Makes Landfall in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 04, 2019

    At just after 2:30pm local time yesterday (03 December, 2019) the Neel 47 trimaran Minimole crossed the ARC+ Finish Line in Rodney Bay Saint Lucia,... Read More

  • Canaries, Gran Canaria, ARC 2019: An Ocean Classic Gets Underway

    Date Published - November 25, 2019

    A great adventure has now begun for over a thousand sailors from fifty-three nations who departed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria yesterday to cross the... Read More

  • ARC 2019 officially opens with lively national flag parade

    Date Published - November 19, 2019

    With the majority of boats now docked in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and crews busy making preparations for their 2,700 nm Atlantic ahead of... Read More

  • Canary Islands: A Swell Send-off for ARC+

    Date Published - November 10, 2019

    ARC 2019 has three starts from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The first, ARC+, departed on Sunday 10 November 2019. Leg 1 sails to Mindelo,... Read More

  • 34th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail

    Date Published - November 01, 2019

    The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) will bring together a diverse group of boats and crews to sail with the historic ocean rally celebrating its... Read More

  • Indian Ocean, Cocos Keeling to Mauritius: World ARC Yacht Dismasted

    Date Published - October 12, 2019

    World ARC yacht Babsea, with a double-handed crew, was dismasted on route from Cocos Keeling to Mauritius on Friday 11 October, approximately 1700 nautical miles... Read More

  • USA, Annapolis: Ocean Sailing Forum 2019

    Date Published - October 02, 2019

    Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Annapolis Hotel. Ticket entry price includes breakfast, ticket to US Sailboat Show, plus a copy of SAIL magazine.... Read More

  • ARC Youth Team: 2019 Crew Announcement

    Date Published - September 11, 2019

    World Cruising Club are delighted to reveal the twelve crew members who have been selected to sail on board the ARC Youth Team yacht as... Read More

  • World Cruising Club eNews: Southampton Boat Show Edition

    Date Published - September 06, 2019

    The Southampton Boat Show, UK, takes place from 13-22 September 2019 in the heart of the city. Here is a round-up of World Cruising Club... Read More

  • World Cruising Club eNews: USA Boat Show Edition

    Date Published - September 03, 2019

    The US Sailboat Show takes place from October 10-14, in Annapolis MD. World Cruising Club will be there - find out what activities they are... Read More

  • Portugal, Lagos: ARC Europe finishes at Marina de Lagos

    Date Published - June 19, 2019

    ARC Europe 2019 concluded in style with a packed final prizegiving dinner at Marina de Lagos on Sunday 16th June. ... Read More

  • South Pacific, Cook Islands, Suwarrow: World ARC 2019-20 Reach Paradise Island

    Date Published - June 06, 2019

    (June 6, 2019) - The sound of coral sands crunching under flip flops and ripples of soft laughter could be heard across the turquoise waters... Read More

  • 25th Edition of ARC Portugal Sets Sail

    Date Published - June 03, 2019

    Heading out into a cloudy Plymouth Sound on Sunday 2 June, seventeen boats began their three week adventure sailing to the sunny Algarve with World... Read More

  • Summer 2019 eNews from World Cruising Club!

    Date Published - May 30, 2019

    (May 30, 2019) - Featured in this edition are details of the 2019 Bluewater Weekend, results of the ARC Survey in Yachting World Magazine, World... Read More

  • Saint Lucia: World Arc 2018-19 Comes to an End

    Date Published - April 17, 2019

    Saint Lucia has welcomed the return of World ARC Circumnavigators who started from the same spot back in January 2018. The rally concluded with a... Read More

  • World Cruising Club: Latest News

    Date Published - April 09, 2019

    Extracts from the latest World Cruising Club E-News.... Read More

  • ARC+2015 Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - March 26, 2019

    A gentle swell, warm sunshine, and an easy F4 ENE breeze were the order of the day for the 64 strong ARC+ fleets heading off... Read More

  • World Cruising Club e-News

    Date Published - February 07, 2019

    Spring Seminars on both the USA East and West coasts and in Northern Europe; Registration open for the 2019 ARC route from Gran Canaria to... Read More

  • Saint Lucia: World ARC 2019-20 Sets Sail

    Date Published - January 15, 2019

    The World ARC 2019-20 set sail from St. Lucia on 12 January. This is the ninth edition of this rally and the eleventh round the... Read More

  • Saint Lucia: Curtain call for a classic ARC

    Date Published - December 23, 2018

    ARC 2018 came to a rousing conclusion last night in Saint Lucia with the Prize Giving Ceremony marking the end of the world's most popular... Read More

  • World Cruising Club – Latest News

    Date Published - December 16, 2018

    Find out what's happening with the World Cruising Club in 2019. Rallies underway in the Northern Hemisphere and the new ARC book now in print!... Read More

  • ARC+ 2018 Comes to an end in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 15, 2018

    ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers celebrates their arrival in St Lucia.... Read More

  • Saint Lucia, ARC 2018: Downwind all the way – The Kid take line honours

    Date Published - December 07, 2018

    "Marvellous! Downwind all the way with the spinnaker" said Jean-Pierre 'JP' Dick, the owner and skipper for The Kid, the first boat to arrive in... Read More

  • ARC 2018 sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 25, 2018

    The 33rd edition of the ARC gets underway in perfect cruising rally conditions... Read More

  • Canary Islands: The Atlantic Rally For Cruisers 2018 Gets Underway

    Date Published - November 15, 2018

    The popularity of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) only gets better with three different routes and three separate starts this year. ARC+ Saint Lucia... Read More

  • Canary Islands, Las Palmas: 33rd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail

    Date Published - October 31, 2018

    With three starts planned, it’s going to be an exciting year in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, as the rally preparations commence at the beginning... Read More

  • USA, Annapolis: World Cruising Club at the US Sailboat Show

    Date Published - October 01, 2018

    The US Sailboat Show takes place from October 4-8th in the heart of downtown Annapolis MD. The World Cruising Club team will be available for... Read More

  • The Nereid’s Rally (Caribbean to South America) cancelled after media reports about piracy

    Date Published - August 27, 2018

    An international yachting event to be hosted in Guyana has been canceled following reports in the local and international media stemming from deadly attacks on... Read More

  • ARC Portugal 2018 comes to an end at Marina de Lagos

    Date Published - June 28, 2018

    Marking an end to a month's port-hopping in company, World Cruising Club's annual ARC Portugal sailing rally concluded at Marina de Lagos on Wednesday 27th... Read More

  • Portugal, Algarve: World Cruising Club’s west to east transatlantic rally ends in Marina de Lagos

    Date Published - June 18, 2018

    ARC Europe 2018 ended with a packed final prize-giving dinner at Marina de Lagos on Sunday 17th June where crews from 19 yachts enjoyed a... Read More

  • ARC Portugal Sailing Rally Heads South

    Date Published - June 06, 2018

    Near-perfect weather set the scene for a comfortable crossing of the Bay of Biscay for the crews of the 18 boats taking part in the... Read More

  • World Cruising Club Rallies: Latest News

    Date Published - June 06, 2018

    In this edition: Bluewater Weekend next month, a new route choice for the ARC this November - ARC+ St. Vincent and a special offer if... Read More

  • 2018 ‘Go East’ Rally Participants Celebrate Arrival in New Caledonia

    Date Published - May 31, 2018

    A successful completion for a rally from Australia to New Caledonia.... Read More

  • UK: Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors

    Date Published - April 14, 2018

    Rally organisers World Cruising Club, best known for the annual ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers have joined together once again with leading offshore yacht... Read More

  • Saint Lucia Welcomes the Return of World ARC Circumnavigators

    Date Published - April 09, 2018

    Saturday, 7th April saw the conclusion of World ARC 2017-18 back where it all began in Saint Lucia with jubilant crews celebrating the achievement of... Read More

  • 2018 ARC Europe: Bound for Bermuda!

    Date Published - April 09, 2018

    On Saturday 5 May, crews from World Cruising Club's "return ARC", the ARC Europe transatlantic rally, said farewell to Caribbean waters as they set off... Read More

  • World Cruising Club USA: eNews

    Date Published - March 09, 2018

    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... Read More

  • ARC Channel Islands Rally: New Route for 2018

    Date Published - February 23, 2018

    Following two successful editions, ARC Channel Islands, entries are now open for this summer's rally which features a new route for 2018 with Dartmouth as... Read More

  • OCC Pursuit Rally to the Azores June 2018

    Date Published - February 15, 2018

    The Ocean Cruising Club's Pursuit Rally to the Azores in June 2018 sets off to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Peter Café Sport in Horta.
    ... Read More

  • New year brings new adventures for World ARC rally circumnavigators

    Date Published - January 08, 2018

    Saturday 6th January marked a special day for close to two-hundred intrepid cruising sailors chasing new adventures with annual editions of World Cruising Club's round-the-world... Read More

  • World Cruising Club – E News

    Date Published - December 20, 2017

    Find out what World Cruising Club - organizers of the ARC and other yachting rallies - are up to at the start of 2018.... Read More

  • St Lucia: An emotional finale to ARC 2017

    Date Published - December 20, 2017

    16th December saw an emotional finale to the 32nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in Rodney Bay.... Read More

  • Crossing the Atlantic with ARC 2017: Settling in to life at sea

    Date Published - November 27, 2017

    So far ARC 2017 has delivered a mix of weather, emotions, and celebrations.... Read More

  • Into the Atlantic: ARC 2017 Sets Sail from Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 19, 2017

    An international fleet of yachts taking part in the 32nd edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail today from Las Palmas de... Read More

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Parade of Nations at the ARC Opening Ceremony

    Date Published - November 12, 2017

    International celebrations officially opened the 32nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers today in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Behind the flags of 31 countries, representing the... Read More

  • ARC+2017 Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 05, 2017

    68 boats sailing with ARC+ 2017 set off today, 5th November, from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the first leg of their Atlantic crossing,... Read More

  • ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 05, 2017

    68 boats sailing with ARC+ 2017 set off today, 5th November, from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the first leg of their Atlantic crossing,... Read More

  • 32nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail

    Date Published - October 23, 2017

    The bustling city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is set to welcome the 32nd edition for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) this November.... Read More

  • Azores: OCC announces Azores Pursuit Rally for Summer 2018

    Date Published - July 18, 2017

    Peter Café Sport will celebrate its centenary in 2018. To mark the occasion, the Ocean Cruising Club is proposing to hold a Pursuit Rally to... Read More

  • BVI Rally Season: ARC Europe and ARC USA offices open in just 2 weeks

    Date Published - April 16, 2017

    With the start of ARC Europe and ARC USA on May 6th fast approaching, boats will be starting the transition from cruising mode to prepare... Read More

  • Completing the Circle: World ARC 2016-17 ends in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - April 09, 2017

    15 months ago, the World ARC 2016-17 fleet set out from Saint Lucia to sail around the world. Amongst the crews were many nationalities, backgrounds... Read More

  • ARC Pacific – new rally route from Los Angeles to Hiva Oa, via Mexico , announced for Spring 2018

    Date Published - January 19, 2017

    Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Bora Bora, to name just a few of the thousands of amazing islands and coral atolls that form one of... Read More

  • ARC 2016 comes to a close in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 18, 2016

    The 31st Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) came to a rousing conclusion on Saturday 17th December, with the prize-giving ceremony held at the Beausejour Indoor... Read More

  • ARC: Record-Breaking Rambler 88 arrives in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - November 29, 2016

    George David's super-maxi Rambler 88 has added a new accolade to her already enviable sailing reputation, as she crossed ARC Finish Line in Rodney Bay,... Read More

  • Atlantic Crossing: Evacuation of five crew from ARC yacht NOAH

    Date Published - November 25, 2016

    The five crew members of the yacht NOAH have been successfully evacuated from the BM39 yacht after it started to take on water three days... Read More

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: A Classic Start for ARC 2016

    Date Published - November 20, 2016

    Following years and months of planning, two weeks of preparations and provisioning and final hours of farewells, the yachts taking part in ARC 2016 made... Read More

  • BVI’s, Tortola: The 27th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Nanny Cay

    Date Published - November 20, 2016

    For the third time in six years, the ARC Caribbean 1500 got off a day ahead of schedule to take advantage of a promising weather... Read More

  • Atlantic Crossing: ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 07, 2016

    The fourth edition of ARC+ Cape Verde set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria yesterday, Sunday 6 November, bound for Mindelo in Cape Verde.... Read More

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 31st Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail

    Date Published - October 25, 2016

    It's a full house for this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Both route options are at capacity with waiting lists in place for the... Read More

  • World Cruising News

    Date Published - October 03, 2016

    Welcome to the latest news from World Cruising Club!... Read More

  • British Isles, Channel Islands: ARC Channel Islands 2017 Rally launched

    Date Published - September 24, 2016

    Following the successful first edition ARC Channel Islands this August, World Cruising Club have announced that the rally will sail again in August 2017.... Read More

  • Japan, Seto Inland Sea: Register your interest for the Setouchi Yacht Rally 2017

    Date Published - July 18, 2016

    The first Setouchi Rally took place in the Autumn of 2013. It has since been repeated annually in the Seto Inland Sea, with both foreign... Read More

  • Completing the Circle: World ARC 2015-16 ends in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - April 10, 2016

    15 months ago, the World ARC 2015-16 fleet set out from Saint Lucia to sail around the world. Amongst the crews were many nationalities, backgrounds... Read More

  • World ARC 2016-17: Circumnavigation Rally Sets Sail from Saint Lucia

    Date Published - January 11, 2016

    30 boats sailing as part of World ARC 2016-17 departed Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia on Saturday 9 January for the start of an... Read More

  • Germany, Boot Düsseldorf 2016: Come and meet the World Cruising Club Team

    Date Published - December 26, 2015

    Come and meet the World Cruising team at Europe's largest Boat Show. Running from 23-31 January, Boot Düsseldorf is the place to see new yachts... Read More

  • ARC 2015 Final Prize Giving

    Date Published - December 20, 2015

    In an evening of high emotion and just a little drama, focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 30th Atlantic Rally... Read More

  • ARC+ Wraps Up in Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 10, 2015

    For the sailors of ARC+ 2015, last night’s prize-giving ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las Palmas... Read More

  • Team Brunel sail in to Saint Lucia to set a new ARC Course Record

    Date Published - November 30, 2015

    VO65 Team Brunel has broken the ARC Course Record sailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in an elapse time... Read More

  • USA to the BVIs: The 26th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Tortola.

    Date Published - November 25, 2015

    Fast passage & downwind sailing marks this year's event, with all boats into Nanny Cay.... Read More

  • Rocking and rolling to Saint Lucia: The 30th Edition of the ARC starts in spectacular style

    Date Published - November 22, 2015

    Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as the yachts taking part in ARC 2015 made their way out of... Read More

  • Canary Islands, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 30th ARC Officially Opens

    Date Published - November 15, 2015

    With one week to go before the ARC 2015 fleet leave Las Palmas for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from the 179 yachts already... Read More

  • ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 08, 2015

    A gentle swell, warm sunshine, and an easy F4 ENE breeze, were the order of the day for the 64 strong ARC+ fleet heading off... Read More

  • Gran Canaria: 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail

    Date Published - November 03, 2015

    This November, over 260 boats and 1250 people including 40 children aged under 16 will take part in the 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which... Read More

  • UK: World Cruising Club at the Southampton Boat Show

    Date Published - September 03, 2015

    The PSP Southampton Boat Show takes place from 11-20 September in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new... Read More

  • Atlantic Rally for Cruisers awarded the Medalla de Oro by the City of Las Palmas

    Date Published - June 25, 2015

    The Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas City Hall) has honored the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) with the city's prestigious Medalla... Read More

  • Record fleet for World Cruising Club’s Spring Rallies

    Date Published - May 07, 2015

    07 May 2015, Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

    A bumper fleet of over 50 boats from 20 different countries will take part in World Cruising Club's Spring... Read More

  • Baltic 4 Nations Rally joins World Cruising Club Portfolio

    Date Published - April 30, 2015

    The world's leading sailing rally specialists World Cruising Club, organisers of the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) have announced that they will be taking... Read More

  • UK, Falmouth: 2018 Golden Globe Race announced

    Date Published - April 21, 2015

    50th anniversary celebrated with a re-run of the race in similar low-tech boats. A race where adventure takes precedence over winning at all costs, and... Read More

  • Completing the adventure of a lifetime: World ARC 2014-15 ends in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - April 12, 2015

    15 months ago, the World ARC 2014-15 fleet set out from Saint Lucia to sail around the world. Since then, they have sailed well over... Read More

  • The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers wraps up in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 22, 2014

    The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) wrapped up for another year on Saturday night (20th December) with the traditional prize-giving party in Rodney Bay,... Read More

  • ARC+ 2014: Beach Party Wraps Up ARC+ for another year

    Date Published - December 12, 2014

    For sailors on the ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, last night's prize-giving ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their Atlantic... Read More

  • Atlantic Crossing: ARC Course Record broken for 2nd year running

    Date Published - December 03, 2014

    Unprecedented in the 29 year history of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the ARC Course Record has been broken for a second consecutive year following... Read More

  • 25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps up at Nanny Cay Marina in the BVI

    Date Published - November 28, 2014

    After a one-day weather delay, and a long passage at sea for some, the 2014 Caribbean 1500 - a special 25th edition of the annual... Read More

  • ARC 2014: Sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 25, 2014

    The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after a delay due to strong local winds.... Read More

  • ARC 2014 Opening Ceremony: Flags and Bands One week to the start

    Date Published - November 16, 2014

    With one week to go before the ARC 2014 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from across... Read More

  • ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 09, 2014

    The second edition ARC+ Cape Verde set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today, Sunday 9 November, bound for Mindelo in the Cape Verde... Read More

  • ARC+2014 Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 09, 2014

    November 2014: The second edition ARC+ Cape Verde set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today, Sunday 9 November, bound for Mindelo in... Read More

  • 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail in November

    Date Published - November 05, 2014

    November 2014: This November, over 240 boats and 1200 people, including 34 children aged under 16, will take part in the 29th Atlantic Rally... Read More

  • Australia, Mackay: World ARC 2014-15 reaches half-way point

    Date Published - July 23, 2014

    Today Mackay QLD became the latest focus of interest for sailors from around the world as the first of 23 cruising boats arrived in Mackay... Read More

  • Indonesia: Great opportunity to visit the Raja Ampat islands in West Papua this September

    Date Published - April 10, 2014

    Now in its third year, this rally run by the Indonesian Government from Davao in the Philippines offers cruisers great value and an opportunity to... Read More

  • Steve Black – 1943 to 2014

    Date Published - March 18, 2014

    All the team at World Cruising Club were saddened by the announcement yesterday of the death of Steve Black, founder of the Caribbean 1500 rally,... Read More

  • World ARC 2014-15: Circumnavigation Rally Starts

    Date Published - January 13, 2014

    31 boats in the World ARC fleet departed Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia on Saturday 11 January, at the start of an epic 26,000-mile... Read More

  • ARC 2013: 28th ARC Complete

    Date Published - December 24, 2013

    The 28th ARC came to a rousing conclusion on Saturday night (21st December) with the prize giving ceremony at the Gaiety Nightclub in Gros Islet,... Read More

  • Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts at World Cruising Club UK and USA

    Date Published - December 16, 2013

    Ocean cruising experts share their sailing knowledge in both the UK and USA.
    ... Read More

  • Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: The first edition of ARC+ comes to a close

    Date Published - December 13, 2013

    ARC+, World Cruising Club's new route option for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, came to an official end last night at the Royal by Rex... Read More

  • ARC Course Record Broken: New New fastest crossing time from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia by SY Caro

    Date Published - December 06, 2013

    Max Klink's Knierim 65 Caro finishes the ARC in 10 days, 21 hours, 25 minutes and 10 seconds.... Read More

  • The 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 25, 2013

    The 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail yesterday from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia.... Read More

  • ARC 2013 Official Opening Ceremony: Flags and Bands

    Date Published - November 18, 2013

    With a little under one week to go before the ARC 2013 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia,... Read More

  • ARC 2013: Club Racing Across the Atlantic

    Date Published - November 15, 2013

    The ARC has always been about the challenge of an Atlantic crossing, whether for first timers in a family cruising boat, or experienced sailors pushing... Read More

  • TransAtlantic Rally: The first ARC+ sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 12, 2013

    The first ARC+ set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands on Sunday 10 November. A brisk... Read More

  • Extend your Caribbean Cruising Season with the Nereid’s Rally to French Guiana

    Date Published - June 30, 2013

    June 1st is the official start of the hurricane season in the Caribbean. As cruising plans reach their conclusion and yachts head south toward the... Read More

  • ARC Boats Leave Green Wake with Environmental Projects

    Date Published - June 25, 2013

    ARC sailors plant trees to offset yachting carbon... Read More

  • ARC Baltic – Six Capitals in Six Weeks

    Date Published - June 13, 2013

    Sailing cruise through the Baltic in summer 2014. St. Petersburg and Swedish Archipelagos on the route.... Read More

  • ARC: New Prizes to Reinforce the Fun of Taking Part

    Date Published - June 02, 2013

    The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) annually welcomes sailors from around the world and now plans to reinforce the ethos of the fun of just... Read More

  • New Cape Verdes Route Proves Popular with ARC Sailors

    Date Published - May 14, 2013

    ARC+ departs from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 10 November 2013. - Leg one sails to Mindelo, Sao Vicente in the Cape Verdes,... Read More

  • Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Announces Second Start Date and Stopover in Cape Verdes for 2013 rally

    Date Published - May 06, 2013

    Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - the transatlantic rally of choice for cruising sailors. Demand from sailors world-wide for spaces in the 2013 Atlantic Rally for... Read More

  • World ARC 2012-13 ends in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - April 15, 2013

    Completing the adventure of a lifetime after 15 months circumnavigating the world.... Read More

  • 2013 set to be the biggest year ever for the ARC

    Date Published - January 31, 2013

    World Cruising Club are pleased to announce that the Port of Las Palmas have confirmed an additional 40 pontoon spaces will be available in Las... Read More

  • Panama, Balboa Yacht Club: Pacific Puddle Jump Party, March 9, 2013

    Date Published - January 18, 2013

    Latitude 38, the San Francisco sailing Magazine (www.latitude38. com), Tahiti Tourism, and the Balboa Yacht Club in Panama will be hosting the 4th Annual Pacific... Read More

  • ARC 2012 – Draws to a close with prize winners announced

    Date Published - December 22, 2012

    The 27th ARC came to a close Friday 21st December 2012... Read More

  • Canary Islands, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: ARC Cruising Boats Start

    Date Published - November 29, 2012

    226 boats now en route to Saint Lucia.... Read More

  • Canary Islands, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Celebration of the Official Opening of ARC 2012

    Date Published - November 20, 2012

    Flags and bands celebrate the official opening of ARC 2012

    With one week to go before the ARC 2012 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria... Read More

  • ARC 2013 Opens for Entries: 60 entries received within five days

    Date Published - September 20, 2012

    Rally Opens Early Due to Demand!... Read More

  • Grand Summer Sailstice Sail on 23rd June 2012

    Date Published - June 11, 2012

    Summer Sailstice is a global holiday that celebrates sailing. Held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice - this is the longest day to... Read More

  • World ARC 2014-15: Entry List Opens – 17 entries received in one month

    Date Published - May 24, 2012

    World Cruising Club is delighted to announce that the World ARC 2014-15 circumnavigation rally is now open for entries.

    Within one month of opening the entry... Read More

  • ARC 2012 Now Full

    Date Published - March 26, 2012

    Rally places filled faster than ever!

    The 27th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers is now fully subscribed, and the wait list is open. More boats have been... Read More

  • Scotland: Explore the Highlands and Islands with the Malts Cruise

    Date Published - March 15, 2012

    Malt and Salt, Sea and Skye

    The Malts Cruise 2012 sets sail on 8 July with a parade around Oban Bay, before exploring the lochs and... Read More

  • World ARC 2012-13: Circumnavigation Rally Starts

    Date Published - January 10, 2012

    Boats depart Saint Lucia for 26,000-mile voyage

    9 January 2012, Cowes UK

    Twenty-six boats in the World ARC fleet departed Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia on... Read More

  • ARC2011: First Yacht Arrives in Saint Lucia after an 11 Day Crossing

    Date Published - December 02, 2011

    ARC2011: Med Spirit Takes Line Honours

    Atlantic crossing in 11 days and 14 hours

    2 December 2011, Cowes UK

    ARC2011 line honors were taken last night by the... Read More

  • ARC 2011 Starts

    Date Published - November 20, 2011

    Perfect conditions for the start of the 26th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

    November 20, 2011, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The 26th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC)... Read More

  • Gran Canaria: ARC 2011 – Flags and bands celebrate the official opening of the 26th ARC

    Date Published - November 16, 2011

    ARC2011 Official Opening Ceremony

    13 November 2011, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    With just four days to go before the ARC 2011 fleet leave Las Palmas de... Read More

  • World ARC Circumnavigation Rally Goes Annual

    Date Published - April 07, 2011

    Demand From Cruisers Drives Extra Dates

    World Cruising Club are delighted to announce that from 2014 the World ARC round-the-world sailing rally will become an annual... Read More

  • The ARC 2011 is Full – Waiting List Open

    Date Published - March 30, 2011

    Stop Press! The ARC 2011 entry list has now reached the magic 225 entries and we are now running a waiting list for all entrants.... Read More

  • World ARC 2012 – the fleet is growing!

    Date Published - December 27, 2010

    So far 24 yachts have entered!

    Reservations and entries are coming through strongly for World ARC 2012 and we expect at least 30 boats to be... Read More

  • First Sailing Yacht Finishes in ARC 2010

    Date Published - December 06, 2010

    After a struggle with unseasonal winds, the first sailing yacht in ARC 2010 arrived safely into Rodney Bay Marina yesterday (Sunday 5th December 2010), crossing... Read More

  • Bahamas: Caribbean 1500 Yacht on Reef and Crew Member Missing – Update

    Date Published - November 24, 2010

    Update from Caribbean 1500 website

    Update: Noon ---- Steve Black has been notified by the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) today that “the conditions are... Read More

  • ARC 2010 Starts – 233 Yachts Cross the Line in Sunshine

    Date Published - November 21, 2010

    The 25th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) started in spectacular style today as 233 yachts from 26 nations sailed across the start line off Las... Read More

  • Major Cruising Rally Organisers to Join Forces

    Date Published - June 30, 2010

    The Cruising Rally Association (CRA), best known as the organiser of the annual Caribbean 1500 Rally from Hampton VA to the British Virgin Islands, and... Read More

  • Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally Cancelled

    Date Published - June 08, 2010

    As reported on Sail-World.com

    The Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally event has received unprecedented interest from local and international yacht owners, crew and supporters, along... Read More

  • World ARC Entry list now open

    Date Published - May 27, 2010

    World ARC, the round the world yacht rally, is gearing up for another circumnavigation with the announcement today by organizers World Cruising Club that the... Read More

  • New Yacht Rallies for SE Asia

    Date Published - April 16, 2010

    Here are the latest updates for the new series of yacht events in SE Asia designed to help cruisers enjoy the delights of BIMP-EAGA.

    Sail BIMP-EAGA... Read More

  • The 25th ARC set to be the most popular rally yet as World Cruising Club signs up the 200th entry

    Date Published - March 03, 2010

    Interest in the 25th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) has been "astonishing" say the event organizers, Cowes based World Cruising Club. The... Read More

  • The 2009 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Wraps Up In St. Lucia

    Date Published - December 22, 2009

    Over 200 yachts have arrived at Rodney Bay Marina, Saint Lucia over the past two and a half weeks, and the celebration on Saturday 19... Read More

  • Crew evacuated from ARC yacht Pelican after rig failure

    Date Published - December 03, 2009

    The five crew members of British yacht Pelican were evacuated from onboard their 53 foot Roberts design on the night of Tuesday 01 December following... Read More

  • Light Winds for Start of ARC 2009

    Date Published - November 22, 2009

    22 November 2009 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Spinnaker start for the 24th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

    Light winds make for a slow start

    The 24th Atlantic... Read More

  • World Cruising Club Rally Updates

    Date Published - October 30, 2009

    ARC 2009 - Starts next month

    The final preparations are being put in place for the start of ARC 2009 that heads off from Las Palmas,... Read More

  • World Cruising Club Rallies Defy Economic Downturn

    Date Published - July 02, 2009

    Full Entry List is announced for ARC 2009

    Entries have now closed for this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the 24th edition of this world-famous... Read More

  • New Around Australia Race and Rally

    Date Published - June 24, 2009

    Sailing around Australia - Slot Reservations now coming in.

    Sailing around Australia is one of those things every sailor wants to do during their life. Australia... Read More

  • World ARC Yachts Complete their Circumnavigation

    Date Published - March 30, 2009

    WORLD ARC Round the World Rally

    NEWS UPDATE

    Rodney Bay, St.Lucia: 30 March 2009

    Parade to the Finish at Rodney Bay, St.Lucia

    It was a case of "follow my... Read More

  • WORLD ARC Round the World Rally Nears Its Finish

    Date Published - March 05, 2009

    Cowes, UK: 05 March 2009

    The World ARC fleet prepares for celebratory finish in St. Lucia!

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    The inaugural World ARC cruising fleet, comprising 37 yachts from 13... Read More

  • First ARC Arrivals at Rodney Bay after a slow crossing

    Date Published - December 08, 2008

    Dream Catcher KM takes line honors in ARC 2008

    After a crossing of just under 14 days in light and variable conditions, the first yacht to... Read More

  • Nanny Cay Marina, BVI, Host Port For 2009 ARC Europe

    Date Published - November 15, 2008

    Yacht rally specialists, World Cruising Club, have selected Nanny Cay Resort & Marina in Tortola, as the Caribbean host port for the start of ARC... Read More

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