Islands of the Azores. 27/05/2016
The Azores are a great destination in their own right and a highlight for many participants during ARC Europe. The fleet spend ten days cruising the islands, exploring ashore with organised tours and social functions. Located 850NM off the Portuguese coast this archipelago is not somewhere easily sailed to and their green, unspoilt beauty is a welcome landfall. There are three groups of islands, the eastern group of São Miguel and Santa Maria, the central group of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial and the western group of Flores and Corvo. Each island is very different to the next and it is great to explore these islands rather than see it as just a re-fuelling stop part way across the Atlantic. Here are some of the highlights:Faial, Horta: Horta is... Click here for more info..