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ARC Europe



Cruise in company from the Caribbean or USA to Marina de Lagos in southern Portugal. Explore the Atlantic islands of Bermuda and the Azores with friends.
More than just a trans-ocean delivery, ARC Europe is a convivial way to start a European adventure or to end a Caribbean season. The rally has two starts; from the Chesapeake on the US East Coast, and from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI; with the two fleets meeting in Bermuda. Then on to cruise the Azores, seeing bull running, flowers, traditional buildings and spectacular scenery before the final voyage to Europe.
Our team are with you in every port, helping you make the most of your time ashore with parties and tours, advice and support.
“It has been a lot of fun to cruise the Azores in the company of other ARC Europe boats”

Kinship - Arrival in Horta, Ursula, Andy, Tim and Mia
Kinship - Rigging check, Kinship from above

RALLY NEWS

Lagos Arrival of ARC Europe 2016.
22/06/2016

Following nearly 3 weeks in the Azores, the ARC Europe 2016 fleet of 23 boats left the island of Santa Maria on Sunday 12th June for the last Leg of ARC Europe taking them 800 miles further east to the south coast of Portugal, Lagos.After experiencing very light (and occasionally non-existent) wind for the first 48 hours, they were able to sail the rest of the leg on a comfortable abeam ride... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe - Prize Giving, Blue Mist, and Ponta Delgada.
07/06/2016

The last few days in Horta were some of the best of the rally so far. We finished upout time in Faial with a skippers briefing,  prize giving for the Bermuda to Azores passage, and the long awaited arrival of a very special boat in the fleet. During our skippers briefing, it was decided best to extend our time in Horta stay by one day, skip Terceira, and head straight for Sao Miguel... Click here for more info..

Happy times in Horta.
01/06/2016

It has been five days since the first arrival and a lot has happened since then in the Azores. We have a total of 29 boats in with 2 still out at sea. Horta's weather has been a ecclectic mix of rain/sun/wind/calm, much like the conditions on the leg from Bermuda, but fleet is happy and a great program of events is lined up for them in the Azores. The first boat to arrive into Horta... Click here for more info..
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19/06/2016

Second Wind - Karl - Crew Departure

It is time to start saying good buy, Karl left last night to catch his flight and fly to Canada where family , friends and work wait for him. We had a great time and took hundreds of pictures together but there are a million more that will remain read more...

19/06/2016

Second Wind - Doug - Crew Departure

Doug our first Mate for this Atlantic crossing was a great asset to our team. He joined on April 5th in St-Martin from that point on, he volunteered for several tasks. We worked hard during the day and played hard at night; happy hours, live band, read more...

18/06/2016

Lerina - De Santa Maria a Lagos .....

Après un peu moins de deux jours au moteur, le vent de NO est progressivement monté en puissance et ce fut tellement une belle navigation vers l'Est et le sud du Portugal. Nous avons été constamment sur la brèche essayant d'optimiser notre route et read more...

16/06/2016

Tinia - Last 200

Last 200 miles to go of our 4000 mile trip home, time seems to be slowing down even though the boat is speeding up, we are flying along surfing down waves at up to 12 knts. The cooking and fishing is suffering as its become almost impossible to read more...

16/06/2016

Second Wind - YB Connect Message from Sylvie Furtado

In honour of our skipper Eduardo M Furtado s/v Second Wind. Eduardo was born on the small island of Terceira, Azores and grew up in a family of seven with love and care. They relocated to Angola and later returned to continental Portugal. While read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
Thank you for a fantastic event. It was the first time we partook in an ARC event and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would particularly like to complement World Cruising on the team they had in place at Nanny Cay, Bermuda and the Azores. Lyall, Kieran and Nick were exceptionally professional, unbelievably pleasant despite having numerous yachts demanding various things from them. They always had a smile and were always willing to help irrespective of the time of day or weather conditions - which we can personally vouch for following our arrival into Horta.
Brian and Loretto Linehan, sy Asteroid 2012
Joining ARC Europe is not only crossing an ocean, but sharing the experience of a lifetime with an amazing group of sailors and making friendships forever. We joined ARC Europe for safety reasons but it turned out to be the final highlight of this year's journey.
Ursula Weissman. sy Starship






FEATURES
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Episode #152 is a fascinating and technical conversation with Jeremy Davis, a senior forecaster & weather router at WRI. Andy & Jeremy talk about climate change, pilot charts, hurricane season, Bahamian 'derechos' (i.e. wicked and sustained thunderstorms), how to become a meteorologist, the difference between weather routing & weather forecasting and much much more. Make sure to check out the show notes below to see some of the real-life stuff that a weather router does, as well as sample forecasts, climatology reports and more.

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