World Cruising Club Ltd.

120 High Street, PO31 7AX Cowes
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1953 296060
Fax +44 1983 295959

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boot 2018 hall map (Hall 11): stand E11

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  • 04.05  Marine Tourism and Charter
  • 04.05.08  Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships

Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships

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  • 12.02.01  Boating/Yachting (Associations/Clubs)

Boating/Yachting (Associations/Clubs)

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Product category: Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships, Travel Organisers/Agents, Boating/Yachting (Associations/Clubs)

World ARC

Starting from Saint Lucia and Australia, World ARC is the voyage of a lifetime. A 26000 NM tradewind circumnavigation with our team in every port ensuring a warm welcome.
World ARC is a mix of cruising in company and free time to explore. Make a full circumnavigation or sail half a rally. The pace keeps the fleet together, enjoying the shore-side activities as a group, while staying with the best weather. Families with children, retirees or a ‘grown up gap year’ - all are welcome as part of World ARC. Our dedicated rally team ensure you make the most of your time ashore, and provide peace of mind at sea.
“Bill and I will remember this trip every day of our lives. It has been a life changing experience”

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Product category: Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships, Travel Organisers/Agents, Boating/Yachting (Associations/Clubs)

Caribbean 1500

The longest-running ocean crossing rally in North America, the '1500' is a must-do for many cruisers. The ARC Caribbean 1500 fleet sails from Portsmouth, VA at the mouth the Chesapeake Bay to Nanny Cay on Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The start port and dates make the most of the available weather to maximize your Caribbean sailing, and our week-long pre-departure program will get you relaxed and ready for cruising.

Without a doubt the most difficult part of getting to the Caribbean is timing the weather window before departure. Fall on the East Coast is squeezed between late summer hurricane season and early winter gale season. By joining the 1500, you can rest assured that the ‘experts’ are there to take the pressure off of that decision. Our support team consists of professional ocean sailors working closely with our weather forecasters at WRI to ensure the fleet makes it across the Gulf Stream and into warmer waters in the best possible conditions.

What’s included:
Before you even get to the start, we help with your preparations by providing a comprehensive Rally Handbook and regular newsletters, and we’re here to help you find crew and answer your questions by phone or email.

From Time of Registration:
  • Discount at Fawcett Boat Supply in Annapolis, from the day you register until the start of the rally
  • Rally Handbook, including local info and ocean sailing tips
  • Access to World Cruising Club’s extensive online resources for offshore sailing
  • Discounted chart and pilot book ordering through website
In Portsmouth VA:
  • 2 free nights dockage at Ocean Marine Yacht Center
  • Welcome Pack
  • ARC Caribbean 1500 boat flag
  • One issue of SAIL Magazine and an annual subscription for each skipper and crew member
  • Safety equipment inspection
  • Lecture program (Gulf Stream crossing, rigging, weather, provisioning, first aid)
  • Rig inspections by Southbound Yacht Rigging
  • Discounted fuel polishing at Ocean Marine Yacht Center
  • Safety demonstration (live flare and liferaft demonstration)
  • Comprehensive social program nightly
  • Skippers’ Briefing
  • Welcome Party
  • Farewell Party
On passage at sea:
  • Float plan filed with USCG and Virgin Islands Search & Rescue (VISAR)
  • Position reporting 
  • Radio net
  • Daily weather forecast sent by email
  • Tracking of yachts, including loan of a satellite tracker
  • Display of positions on ARC Caribbean 1500 event website
In Nanny Cay:
  • Welcome on arrival
  • Customs clearance at Nanny Cay – avoid stopping at Soper’s Hole
  • Local tourist information
  • Full social program nightly
  • ARC Caribbean 1500 awards ceremony
  • 2 days free docking at Nanny Cay on arrival
  • Lectures on topics relating to cruising the Caribbean

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Product category: Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships, Travel Organisers/Agents, Boating/Yachting (Associations/Clubs)

ARC Channel Islands

Join World Cruising Club, in association with RYA Active Marina, for a very special cruising rally to the Channel Islands and France.

Planning a trip across the channel can be a daunting prospect, even for experienced sailors. ARC Channel Islands is the perfect way to enjoy the camaraderie and support of cruising with an organised rally, and whet your appetite for cruising further afield.

Whether you are a seasoned rallier or a first-timer, ARC Channel Islands is an enjoyable way to grow your confidence cruising away from home. Come together with existing friends and make new ones throughout the cruise.

Social activities ashore, coupled with safety requirements and recommendations, daily weather briefings, position reporting and a radio net make the ARC Channel Islands both safe and fun.

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About us

Company details

Welcome to the World Cruising Club

Your adventure starts here!
World Cruising Club is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with nine distinct rallies taking place every year - ARC, World ARC, Caribbean 1500, ARC Europe, ARC Portugal, ARC USA, ARC Baltic, ARC DelMarVa and the Malts Cruise. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping, there is something for everyone.

World Cruising Club was born with the very first ARC in 1986, the first-ever ocean crossing rally. We now help more than 450 boats and 1200 people to achieve their sailing dreams every year.  Some of our rallies are big on fun and big on people, others are more intimate. Whatever their size, our rallies all adhere to the original ethos of safe and social cruising. 

Our rally teams are all keen to ensure that everyone has a great time ashore and afloat; we know that rallies are more than simply sailing.

Join us, your adventure starts here!

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