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 2020
The rally will set sail next May from Nanny Cay, BVI and the Chesapeake Bay on the US east coast following a pre-departure program of fun socials and safety advice. 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 2020 ScheduleEarly Booking Discounts available
3 May 2020: Rally office opens in Nanny Cay Marina
9 May 2020: Depart from Nanny Cay or Portsmouth for Bermuda
20 May 2020: Depart St George’s Bermuda for Horta, Faial
14 June 2020: Depart Santa Maria for Marina de Lagos, Portugal
21 June 2020: 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 2019 a non-refundable booking fee of £250 is payable to ensure a place in ARC Europe 2020. A 5% discount applies (or 20% for ARC & ARC Caribbean 1500 2019 confirmed participants) for entries received before 31 January 2020. Click here to request an information pack