World Cruising Club

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The World Cruising Club is a UK-based sailing organisation founded by Jimmy Cornell in 1986, and now run by a team from Cowes, UK, headed by Andrew Bishop. World Cruising Club are the organisers of several offshore cruising events, including the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), Rally Portugal, ARC Europe and the Classic Malts Cruise.[1] From January 2011 World Cruising Club joins forces with the US-based Cruising Rally Association, and will incorporate the Caribbean 1500 and Atlantic Cup into the World Cruising Club events programme.

World ARC[edit]

The World ARC begins from St. Lucia in January, circumnavigating the world in approximately 15 months.[2] A total of 25 crews are participating.[3]

World ARC is open to monohulls with a minimum LOA of 38 feet (12 m), and multihulls between 38 feet (12 m) and 60 feet (18 m), and must carry a minimum of two crew members.[4]

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