If you would like to find out more about the new ARC Channel Islands rally, don’t miss the London Boat Show on Saturday 9 January.

The World Cruising Club (WCC) team will be hosting an ARC Channel Islands ‘Meet and Greet’ in the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Lounge at ExCeL London exhibition centre between 13:30 and 15:00 to answer questions about the rally and to meet participants who have already signed up.

Seventeen places have already been snapped up for next summer’s ARC Channel Isles rally – with just 13 remaining.

The event offers boat owners, charterers and their crews the opportunity to enjoy the many highlights that make the Channel Islands so popular with sailors whilst gaining more experience sailing further afield as part of a cruise in company.

The first edition of the week-long rally begins from the Premier Marina Gosport, UK on 20 August 2016 and sails to Cherbourg, Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey.

It is being run by WCC in association with RYA Active Marina and with the support of Hamble School of Yachting – who will provide the lead boat – and Practical Boat Owner magazine.

The rally will include time ashore at all destinations. The 30 boat places are being allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis’.

To request an information pack call WCC on +44 (0) 1983 296060, email mail@worldcruising.com or visit the event website.