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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 St Maarten or the US East Coast with online support; 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


Start Day for ARC Europe 2024 - Leg 1.

The ARC Europe 2024 fleet created a spectacular sight in St. George’s Harbour this afternoon, Wednesday 22 May, as 30 yachts gathered for the beginning of Leg2, Bermuda to Azores. With high pressure hanging over the island, it meant very light winds on the start line, so it was more of a motor parade for the fleet as they made their way out of the harbour and through “the cut”. Despite the lack... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2024 have begun to arrive on the beautiful island of Bermuda!.

ARC Europe 2024 have begun to arrive on the beautiful island of Bermuda! 18 out of the 34 boats in the fleet are on their way from St Maarten (Leg 1), with the first boat due to arrive on the docks in St George’s Harbour on 16 May. The first Leg has seen light winds this year so plenty of fuel will be needed for sure next week. In the meantime, 6 yachts have already arrived at St George’s from... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2024 Start Day.

ARC Europe 2024 are on their way to Bermuda! Under beautiful blue skies the fleet of 18 yachts, 63 crew and 4 dogs, had ideal wind conditions of 12 KTS coming from the Southeast as they set off towards Bermuda.Good conditions saw the fleet favour the committee boat end of the line creating quite a lively gathering on the start line. It was however Galatea of Aune a Rustler 42, who chose to start... Click here for more info..
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Epiphany - Day 1

We are off!As expected there was no wind today so it was a motor boat start. Still super fun to see 34 boats leaving Bermuda together and all squeezing through the town cut. We are now a few hours out and seem to be one of the most southerly boats. read more...


Epiphany - Explore, Dream, Discover

We saw this quote in a vintage store here in Bermuda. Very apt for today image0 read more...


Epiphany - Preparation day

It’s our final day in Bermuda. Last minute washing and the skippers briefing. Light winds are forecast for the first few days and then a lot of uncertainty in the weather. Despite this we are still planning to go, the forecasts are never certain read more...


Epiphany - Bermuda

We have now been in Bermuda a few days, enough time to catch up in sleep, taste a few dark n stormy and enjoy some of the local food.The last morning was a lovely sail in and we crossed the line at 10:38 local time. Almost exactly 7 days since we read more...


Epiphany - Day 7

It’s almost sunrise on our final morning before Bermuda. We survived the cold front better than most the fleet. Many reported torrential rain and lightning with strong 30knots wind. Somehow, for sure not skipper skill, we found a little hole and read more...

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Once again we would like to thank you for organizing a fantastic event. We are so glad to have taken part. Especially we would like to thank Lyall, Nick and Andy who did a superb job throughout. We really enjoyed the few days in Bermuda and have promised ourselves to return there before too long.
Chris & Nirit Slaney, sy Passepartout

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

Margaret Meade, sy Re Shuanta

World Cruising Club

Boot is Back!

Europe's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, is back in action again and World Cruising Club will be there to welcome ARC sailors, both old and new, face-to-face. There is so much to see and explore at Boot that you'll need more than one day to see it all. With excellent transport links, plenty of hotels, and the world's marine industry attending, it is the 'must see' boat show for boaters from across Europe and beyond. Come and find the WCC team at 10E31 in Hall 10.... more info

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