Following the successful first edition ARC Channel Islands last summer, World Cruising Club are pleased to announce that entries are now open for ARC Channel Islands 2017.
Following years and months of planning, plus two weeks of final preparations and provisioning, 212 ARC 2016 yachts set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Cruisers from the 2016 rally joined with prospective 2017 sailors to discuss their adventures at the Southampton Boat Show
The inaugural ARC Channel Islands rally has successfully created a channel-crossing community, says its World Cruising Club organisers.
After playing a waiting game with the weather since Friday, it was finally time to set sail as the ARC Channel Islands Rally headed for France this morning.
Currently the fast-moving weather front is expected move through during Saturday, with a rescheduled start from Gosport likely for Sunday morning.
Nearly 50 boats attended the Contessa 26 50th anniversary rally weekend for celebrations in Lymington and Yarmouth.
A rally is being held at Lymington, the home of the Contessa 26, to mark the 50th anniversary of this popular yacht built by Jeremy Rogers.
A chance to find out more about next summer's new ARC Channel Islands rally at the London Boat Show on Saturday 9 January