World ARC 2012-2013 - An All-Around the World Adventure
Starting from St.Lucia in January 2012, World ARC will offer all the fun of the ARC, but take you on an adventure from the Caribbean, across the World’s great oceans on a circumnavigation of the globe.
Drawing on all our experience gained from organizing the very first round-the-world cruising rally Europa’92 - and five subsequent rallies, including the inaugural World ARC 2008/9, you will be in very capable hands. World ARC has been carefully planned using the most up-to-date routing information and the skills acquired over 20 years of running ocean sailing events.
Our detailed itinerary will enable participants to plan crew changes and boat maintenance. During the rally, the World Cruising Team will be in each port to look after participants ashore, whilst a safety and communications net will operate on each ocean stage. Weather and routing advice will be provided, and a World ARC website will track yacht positions and display news, yacht logs and images to enable your family and friends to share your great adventure.
World ARC 2012/13 Itinerary
In the Right Place at the Right Time!
The route and timing of World ARC have been carefully chosen so as to beneﬁt from the best weather conditions by planning to be “in the right place at the right time” and, at the same time, complete a circumnavigation in ﬁfteen months. Both the Paciﬁc and the Indian Oceans will be crossed during the safest period and at the height of the favourable trade wind season. World ARC will avoid the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, where the political situation and security threats make the route dangerous for yachts. The rally calls at some of the most attractive destinations in the world, many of which are only easily reached by yacht.