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ARC Europe



Cruise in company from the Caribbean or USA to Marina de Lagos in southern Portugal. Explore the Atlantic islands of Bermuda and the Azores with friends.
More than just a trans-ocean delivery, ARC Europe is a convivial way to start a European adventure or to end a Caribbean season. The rally has two starts; from the Chesapeake on the US East Coast, and from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI; with the two fleets meeting in Bermuda. Then on to cruise the Azores, seeing bull running, flowers, traditional buildings and spectacular scenery before the final voyage to Europe.
Our team are with you in every port, helping you make the most of your time ashore with parties and tours, advice and support.
“It has been a lot of fun to cruise the Azores in the company of other ARC Europe boats”
Kinship - Arrival in Horta, Ursula, Andy, Tim and Mia
Kinship - Rigging check, Kinship from above

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06/04/2014

Malisi - Malisi in the BVI

Malisi’s first participation in the BVI Spring Regatta saw a successful and good mix of racing days out on the water. A first place in the multihull division, a squall filled day racing against a Formula 40 catamaran, and a rudder failure read more...

04/04/2014

Andromeda of Plymouth - Andromeda of Plymouth is on her way

Andromeda of Plymouth and her crew Andrew and Susan, are currently in St. Maarten/Sint Martin and are about to leave for the Virgin Islands. Our trip this year started in Trinidad where we were laying over for the hurricane season for the 3rd year read more...

27/03/2014

Happy Destiny - In Portsmouth

Happy Destiny completed her overland trip this morning and is now in Portsmouth.  The skipper (otherwise known as Ray, me or I) preceded her by a day.   I can see the marina from my hotel window.  Hopefully, Happy Destiny read more...

22/03/2014

Mystic. At Sea

"Hark, now hear the sailors cry smell the sea, and feel the skylet your soul and spirit fly,into the mystic..."~Van Morrisonc9lny-1. read more...

19/03/2014

Osprey final preparations

Only seven weeks to go before we head for Bermuda. We have our new mainsail and staysail from Bremen Sails Miami Florida. Tom Bremen along with building the new sails, serviced all of our sails and built us new jack lines and, sail covers. Osprey read more...


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World Cruising Club

ARC Europe hots up!. 04/04/2014

There is only just under a month to go until the start of ARC Europe 2014 and there has been plenty of activity on the entry list. ... more info


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World Cruising Club

An Interview with Weems & Plath

Andy Schell sat down with Peter Trogdon, owner of the traditional navigation company Weems & Plath in January in Annapolis. They talked all about Weems & Plath, Peter's history as a sailor, the history of navigation, and the new exhibit on navigation at the Smithsonian Institute in DC. Weems & Plath now sponsors the 'Navigator's Award' for all World Cruising Club USA rallies, and is the company behind the engrave participation plaques. Peter also discussed some of his other non-sailing hobbies. This episode was sponsored by SpinSheet magazine, and is the first in a series of podcast/article projects. Read the article that came from this podcast in the March 2014 issue of SpinSheet, available all around the Chesapeake or on SpinSheet.com. Thanks Peter & SpinSheet!... more info


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