As the participants of 2018 edition of the west to east transatlantic rally, ARC Europe, arrive at the mid-Atlantic sailing mecca of Horta in the Azores, the first entries for next year have already started rolling in.
Join us in 2019
The rally will set sail next May from Nanny Cay, BVI and Portsmouth, VA on the US east coast following a pre-departure program. 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 2019 ScheduleEarly Booking Discounts available
29 April 2019: Rally office opens in Nanny Cay Marina
4 May 2019: Depart from Nanny Cay or Portsmouth for Bermuda
15 May 2019: Depart St George’s Bermuda for Horta, Faial
8 June 2019: Depart Santa Maria for Marina de Lagos, Portugal
16 June 2019: Final prize giving dinner in Lagos
The schedule is subject to change and full details will be confirmed at a later date.
For entries received before 1 September 2018 a non-refundable booking fee of £200 is payable to ensure a place in ARC Europe 2019. A 5% discount applies (or 20% for ARC & ARC Caribbean 1500 2018 confirmed participants) for entries received before 31 January 2019. Click here to request an information pack