the World ARC ADVENTURE
This round-the-world journey takes 15 months and covers 26,000 nautical miles. A small fleet of around 40 boats provides a more intimate community atmosphere allowing participants to really meet and socialise with all of the other crews, along with providing the right amount of reassurance knowing that support is close at hand during the circumnavigation. The experienced Rally team meet the boats in every port and are there to provide support and advice, along with organising a range of social and sightseeing activities, making sure you don’t miss out on any of the best aspects of every destination.
Join us for the 10th anniversary of the World ARC (WARC) following this tried and tested Rally route. The Rally starts and finishes in Saint Lucia, departing on the 11th January, 2020 and arriving back in early April 2021. Following the trade winds route, the itinerary ensures that we will cross the Pacific and Indian oceans during the fastest period, at the height of the trade wind season. The route leaves from the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, then across to explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Then we sail one of the longest ocean passages possible, before being rewarded with the incredible raw beauty of the numerous Pacific Islands. We then sail to Australia, snorkelling and diving the famous Great Barrier Reef. Then it’s over to volcanic Lombok, before crossing the Indian Ocean, arriving in Cape Town for Christmas. Carnival in Brazil awaits us after crossing another ocean, with a quick stop at Napoleon’s prison of Saint Helena, before finally returning to the Caribbean region and Saint Lucia.
Safety is always the primary concern of the WARC organisers, therefore the itinerary avoids areas of political instability, piracy and storm seasons, whilst still including some of the most remote and unspoiled worldwide destinations. Each yacht is also fitted with a satellite tracker which provides automatic position updates so that family and friends can follow our progress. Our itinerary has been divided into legs each lasting around a month. Some are ocean passages with high mileage and some are pure cruising and exploring oriented. Then some are a combination of both – long passages mixed with shorter exploratory cruising. Please contact us for more information and details.