Why not wrap up the Caribbean season by joining ARC Europe - our west to east transatlantic rally filled with fun social activities and and great safe sailing. The two route options both offer our trademark cruising in company, combined with weather briefings, satellite tracking and safety radio nets at sea. Along the way you'll have the chance to meet up with old friends from previous rallies, and meet new sailing buddies, as the rally now attracts US and Canadian sailors wanting to explore Europe.
Join us in 2022
The rally will set sail next May from St. Maarten following a pre-departure program of fun socials and safety advice. For those yachts wishing to join the rally from the USA East Coast we will conduct virtual check-ins, safety checks and Zoom briefings, enabling skippers to choose where they depart from to join the fleet in Bermuda. The fleets come together in Bermuda then sail east to the Azores for a true taste of Atlantic Island cruising before the final leg to Marina de Lagos, Portugal - an ideal gateway to the Algarve and Mediterranean - or alternatively rally support and weather routing is available for yachts wishing to return to other ports in northern Europe. In all, the rally is a unique 6-week experience, with the WCC team providing access, support and social activities that DIY cruisers can only dream of to make your sail to Europe a real holiday.
“We found the rally extremely enjoyable, an excellent way of getting the boat from the Caribbean to Europe. It was extremely good value for money and we would recommend it to anybody.”
Mary Driver, yacht Shazam
ARC Europe 2022 Schedule
2 May 2022: Rally office opens in St Maarten
7 May 2022: Depart from St Maarten or US East Coast for Bermuda
18 May 2022: Depart St George’s Bermuda for Horta, Faial
Azores cruise: Faial, Terceira, Sao Miguel, Santa Maria
12 June 2022: Depart Santa Maria for Marina de Lagos, Portugal
19 June 2022: Final prize giving dinner in Lagos
The schedule is subject to change and full details will be confirmed at a later date.
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