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Farewell Fiji. 04/07/2015

At 1100 this morning the World ARC fleet crossed the start line commencing Leg 6 of their circumnavigations; Musket Cove, Fiji to Port Resolution, Vanuatu. Firefly made a good start but Brizo Garlix and Mekana were only meters astern. Winds were light making for a slow start but it was still a spectacular sight watching the fleet ghost along, their white sails contrasting with the impossibly blue Fijian waters and sky. After crossing the start skippers remained vigilant as they made two narrow passes; firstly through the inner reef and then later the outer reef before finally reaching open ocean. The light winds are expected to continue overnight before the ESE trades fill in tomorrow. Unusual for this time of year there is a named Cyclone, Raquel, formed north of the Solomon Islands.... Click here for more info..

ARC Baltic 2015 - Welcome to Warnemunde. 03/07/2015

This morning marked the start of ARC Baltic 2015 with the opening of the Rally Office in the new start port of Rostock, at Yachthafen Hohe... Click here for more info..

Bula!. 02/07/2015

The 2015 World ARC fleet have been especially lucky as they are the first fleet of the World ARC enabled clear into the Northern Lau Group... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa 2015 is in the books!. 28/06/2015

Saturday night’s prizegiving party at the Eastport Democratic Club heralded a fun-filled ending to a fantastic rally. But first, the fleet... Click here for more info..

Celebrations & Farewells in Lagos. 26/06/2015

After three weeks of sailing and exploring the Portuguese coast, Wednesday evening marked the end of the 21st edition of ARC Portugal.... Click here for more info..

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers awarded the Medalla de Oro by the City of Las Palmas. 25/06/2015

The Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas City Hall) has honoured the ARC with the city’s prestigious Medalla de Oro (Gold... Click here for more info..

DelMarVa Fleet Complete the Offshore Leg to Cape May!. 24/06/2015

Excitement was in the air on Monday night in Portsmouth, VA, as the crews of the 2015 ARC DelMarVa rally gathered at Roger Brown’s on High... Click here for more info..

Smooth – and fast! – Sailing down the Chesapeake. 22/06/2015

Despite the uneasiness about the remnants of Tropical Storm ‘Bill’ and how quickly it would move out of the area Saturday night, the 2015... Click here for more info..

And so it is.... 22/06/2015

And so it is that ARC Europe 2015 has had to come to an end here in Marina de Lagos. After 6 weeks together sailing across the North... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa Start in T-Minus 2 Hours!. 21/06/2015

The skies were threatening last night at Chesapeake Sailmakers during the 2015 ARC DelMarVa Skipper’s Briefing, and rumors were flying about... Click here for more info..

Bem-Vindo to Lagos!. 19/06/2015

It has been 5 days since the rally yachts left the Azores and had a great send off from Santa Maria.  The first yachts arrived earlier... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe fleet divides on Leg 3. 17/06/2015

It is always a shame whenthe ARC Europe fleet starts to divide up in the Azores.  After having 38 boats cross from Bermuda toHorta this... Click here for more info..

A warm welcome to Figuiera Da Foz. 15/06/2015

Figueira da Foz has been the home to ARC Portugal (formerly Rally Portugal) for the 21 years that World Cruising Club has been introducing... Click here for more info..

A Naval send off from the Azores. 14/06/2015

There was a change to the sailing instructions announced on the 0900 morning broadcast to the ARC Europe boats as they prepared for... Click here for more info..

Sailing, Port Wine, Crew Dinners and Tours. 14/06/2015

Over two weeks ago ARC Portugal crews met each other in Plymouth, UK, many preparing for their biggest offshore sail they had ever... Click here for more info..

Bowling and Island Tour in Sao Miguel. 11/06/2015

Last night, ARC Europe participants went to Atlantic Bowling in Ponta Delgada to throw a few strikes! There are four lanes and various... Click here for more info..

From Spain to Portugal . 10/06/2015

Yesterday evening marked the end of the fleets shortened time in Bayona with a welcoming reception at the Monte Real Yacht Club. A prize... Click here for more info..

Azores Cruise - Terceira. 09/06/2015

After a day sail from Horta to Terceira, rally participants had a welcome dinner hosted by the wonderful Clube Naval. The next morning,... Click here for more info..

Welome to Spain - Through the wind and into the Sun. 07/06/2015

Following departure from Plymouth last Wednesday, the ARC Portugal fleet have experienced a variety of winds and weather conditions,... Click here for more info..

Farewell to Horta. 07/06/2015

Saturday was another busy and pleasant day in Horta. We started with a Skippers’ briefing in the morning, a tour around the... Click here for more info..