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Round-world rally starts St Lucia January 2012 - or join in Australia By Des Ryan, , 2:57 PM Mon 27 Dec 2010
World ARC 2012, run by the World Cruising Club, doesn't start until more than a year from now, but already there are 24 boats who have either confirmed or paid their deposits. While 30 yachts are expected to join at the starting point in St Lucia in the Caribbean and complete the whole journey, other yachts will be joining or departing in Australia. ...[more]

Yachting festival for Mui Ne in Vietnam - January 2011 By Sail-World Cruising roundup, , 7:09 AM Wed 22 Dec 2010
Apart from the Hong Kong to Nha Trang Race and a few intrepid cruisers, there has been very little activity for private yachts in Vietnam. However now an international yacht festival will take place in the central province of Binh Thuan, from January 15-18, 2011, Ngo Minh Chinh, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on December 20. ...[more]

The Gathering of the Swans in Europe, July 9 - 15, 2011 By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:15 AM Wed 22 Dec 2010
The UK shores of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, that name that is synonymous with sailing almost ever since the leisure sport of sailing began, will be home next year to the next Gathering of the Swans. Otherwise known as the Swan European Nautor's Regatta, it will be held from July 9 - 15. ...[more]

25th ARC finishes in style By Jeremy Wyatt, World Cruising Club, , 7:21 AM Tue 21 Dec 2010
The 25th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) finished in fine style on Saturday 18 December with a spectacular awards ceremony at the Gaiety Nightclub in Gros Islet, near Rodney Bay Marina, Saint Lucia. After a slow start, 217 yachts had finished by the prize giving, with the remainder due to arrive over the next few days. ...[more]

January start for CYCA rendezvous cruising to Tasmania By Nancy Knudsen, 7:06 AM Mon 13 Dec 2010
The sweetest time of the year to go south is when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, these days better known for its racing, is starting its rendezvous cruising to Tasmania. There's still time to join the intimate cruising event, which will not only sail to Tasmania, but enjoy the beauty of the stops along the way, and then choose an easy weather window to cross Bass Strait ...[more]

New Rally in the Indian Ocean - Fremantle in Western Australia to Bali By Yachting WA, , 7:06 AM Wed 24 Nov 2010
The official launch of the Visit Indonesia Fremantle to Bali 2011 event hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club marked not only the start of a new era of 'big boat' ocean racing in Western Australia, but also heralds the beginning of a new Cruising Rally from Fremantle in Western Australia to Bali in Indonesia, and an opportunity for long range cruising boats to join a rare rally in the Indian Ocean. ...[more]

Rally participant lost at sea entering the Bahamas By Sail-World Cruising, , 8:32 AM Sat 20 Nov 2010
Laura Zekoll from Atlanta, Georgia was not found by a search and rescue mission after being washed off a liferaft near the Bahamas. Steve Black, owner of Cruising Rally Association(CRA), last week had announced that Laura was the subject of a search and rescue mission by the US Coast Guard and the Bahamian Defense Force. ...[more]

Record 239 yachts join Atlantic Rally for Cruisers By Jeremy Wyatt, , 6:34 AM Mon 15 Nov 2010
With one week to go before the ARC 2010 fleet leave Las Palmas for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from the 205 yachts already berthed in the marina took part in the official ARC 2010 Opening Ceremony. The final 34 yachts are expected to arrive in Las Palmas over the next few days, bringing the fleet total to 239 yachts, an all-time ARC record. ...[more]

New U.S. Port for ARC Europe By Jeremy Wyatt, World Cruising Club, , 5:28 PM Tue 9 Nov 2010
World Cruising Club has announced Hampton, Virginia as a new U.S. departure port for their transatlantic rally to Europe, ARC Europe departing on 6th May, 2011. As well as the start from Nanny Cay in Tortola BVI, US-based yachts will have a dedicated start on the Chesapeake. ...[more]

ARC Rally rallies to help St Lucia hurricane victims By Andrew Bishop, ARC Rally CEO/Sail-World, , 12:06 PM Sun 7 Nov 2010
Participants in one of the world's great rallies are to assist a Caribbean Island devastated by a hurricane by carrying supplies across the Atlantic Ocean. ...[more]

Rally/convoy heading to the Red Sea By Rene Tiemessen/Sail-World Cruising, 8:02 AM Tue 31 Aug 2010
The Tiemessen family, sailing in their Phillip Rhodes designed sloop Alondra, a 60ft classic yacht, are heading from Thailand to Turkey via the Red Sea, and organising an informal rally or convoy for the journey, beginning the transit in early 2011. ...[more]

ARC Atlantic Race yacht Pelican crew evacuated after rig failure By World Cruising Club Media, 7:49 PM Wed 2 Dec 2009
The five crew members of British yacht Pelican were evacuated from onboard their 53 foot Roberts design last last night (Tuesday 01 December) following a rig failure, approximately 325 nautical miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. The Singapore flagged merchant vessel Crimson Mars diverted to assist the yacht at the request of MRCC Falmouth. ...[more]

Blue Water Rally yacht sinks - cruisers to the rescue By Des Ryan, 7:24 PM Mon 30 Nov 2009
A British flagged yacht just about to participate in the renowned Blue Water Round World Cruising Rally has sunk, with its crew being rescued in remote waters by fellow cruising sailors. ...[more]

10th NARC Rally another success By Hank Schmitt/ Sail-World Cruising, 5:23 PM Sun 29 Nov 2009
The 10th running of the NARC (North American Rally to the Caribbean) was a great success with 31 boats participating under the new Free Rally Format. With no entry fee and a small per head fee to pay for the socials, the fleet enjoyed discount dockage, four parties, free weather routing, waived head tax in Bermuda and a radio net. ...[more]

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