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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


ARC Europe finishes in Lagos.

And so it is that ARC Europe 2021 has come to an end in Marina de Lagos.After such a challenging year sailing together across the North Atlantic, with quarantines and several PCR tests, the warm welcome the boats received from the friendly team at Marina de Lagos and rally staff provided an excellent reception to end their Atlantic crossing.With five golden anchors Marina de Lagos is a first... Click here for more info..

Setting off on the last leg.

The ARC Europe fleet left today from Ponta Delgada in the Azores on their last leg to conclude their Atlantic crossing.The majority of the starters are on route to Lagos in southern Portugal. Cloudy Bay is making their way to northern Europe. There was a light NE breeze for the start, enough to get the fleet underway. World Cruising Club weatherman Chris Tibbs recommended the fleet to maintain a... Click here for more info..

Beautiful S. Miguel.

This morning a guided walking tour sponsored by the Azores Tourism Board took place to explore the flat and old city centre of Ponta Delgada. It's the largest and most important city of São Miguel and the Azores, with more than five centuries of existence, yet modern and relatively cosmopolitan. The idea behind this walk through the streets of Ponta Delgada, was to get to know a little... Click here for more info..
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Buganvilia - (BERMUDA-AZORES) Día 9 y 10 - Hace Frío

Día muy muy frío. Primera capa, pantalón impermeable, doble polerón, parca, botas, esa es la tenida que no nos hemos sacado durante esta travesía. Las sopitas Campbell, esas de Andy Warhol han apañado con todo. Ya se empieza a sentir el cansancio read more...


Buganvilia - (BERMUDA-AZORES) Día 7 y 8 - La Mitad

Y hemos llegado a la mitad de la singladura!Cuando todos ya estábamos en cubierta luego de una noche con viento cambiante y olas molestosas, nos comimos un rico smoothie bowl de frutas caribeñas hecho por mi y luego cumplimos nuestra tradición de read more...


Buganvilia - (BERMUDA-AZORES) Día 5 y 6 - Poca Agua

Los últimos días han sido buenos. Ya adaptados al ritmo del barco. Todos con buen ánimo y disposición para ayudar en lo que sea necesario. ¡Vamos camino a Europa!Los días han sido variados dentro de ellos mismos. Horas de buen viento y horas de read more...


Buganvilia - (BERMUDA-AZORES) Día 1 y 2 - Mahi y tormenta

A un par de horas de zarpar desde Bermuda, pescamos un mahi mahi!! Fue un buen comienzo. Partimos con buen viento a la cuadra y perfecta velocidad rumbo al este para darle tiempo a la tormenta Ana para que pase. Lo bueno es que la tormenta read more...


Buganvilia - Día 5 - Mahi Mahi y Bermudas

Al amanecer del miércoles 12 de mayo, luego de una noche de poco y nada viento, al capitán le picó un Mahi Mahi. Junto con el Perro lo sacaron, lo filetearon y el resto fue un día de puro banquete de Mahi. Lo hice al horno mientras el perro se read more...

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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

It really was a highlight of our year's sailing last year.

Margaret Meade, sy Re Shuanta

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COVID-19 Cruising Community Updates

Over recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 has impacted the cruising plans of many and the rapidly evolving situation leading to regular changes to long-held intentions. As sailors, we should never be afraid to change route and improvise. At sea you always have to adapt to the weather and wind direction and if your planned route does not work with the weather forecast, simply change it.... more info

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