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”
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Johanem - Johanem over!
Having secured3rd place on handicap in our division from the Azores to Lagos in Portugal, Johanem is now en route to Sardinia. We have just passed Cape Trafalgar as we enter the Strait of Gibraltar. We had such a great sail yesterday (18th June) read more...
Ayama - Last day before land
Since our last blog we managed to get our third near-gale (kuling) yesterday afternoon - evening.this morning the wind turned TO NE 5 -10 knts and is now according to the weather forecast (more or less) :)Sun is shining and a Northern Gannet read more...
Alice in Red - Gale and aftermath
It's now eight hours after our 27-hour ordeal by a Force8/9 gale 250 miles south west of Ireland and we are counting the damage - a shredded staysail, damaged genoa, sprayhood wrecked, top of the windvane torn off by aggressive fenders and read more...
Ayama - Another Near Gale
12 hours of wind exceeding 30 knts, averaging 35 knts and gusts 40 plus-We are a bit tired... but this time the autopilot managed all the way.This morning we had hot oatmeal porridge nice! (thanks Anders for bringing it with you)Then the wind read more...
ARC Europe 2013 draws to a close.... 17/06/2013
It has been a hot and sunny fun few days in Lagos since the yachts arrived from the Azores. Crews have been topping up their tans at the marina... more info
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The nine islands that make up the Azores Archipelago are the European Union's remotest outpost, and a welcome landfall for many transatlantic sailors. There are three groups of islands, the eastern group of São Miguel and Santa Maria, the central group of Terceria, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial and the western group of Flores and Corvo.
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