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ARC Pacific: US West Coast Rally to the French Pacific Islands to Take Place in 2018

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While the World Cruising Club may be best known for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (the origin of “ARC”) formed by Jimmy Cornell in 1986, its rallies have long since transcended those destinations limited to an Atlantic crossing.

Today the WCC hosts rallies spanning the globe, including the World ARC, ARC Europe, ARC Portugal, the Caribbean 1500 and ARC Baltic. And now you can add ARC Pacific to that list with a rally that will leave from Los Angeles, California and take you to French Polynesia, via Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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A key factor of the Pacific rally, which launches in 2018, is that the first leg, from Los Angeles to Mexico, provides an excellent opportunity for a shake-down cruise before embarking on the “big hop,” a 2,900-mile passage to Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia.

There are a number of reasons to jump on the ARC Pacific conga line, aside from the fellowship of sailing in the company of other cruisers,

including seminars and get-togethers that will add to your seagoing education. For more, visit worldcruising.com.

Photo and Illustration courtesy of the World Cruising Club

May 2017

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