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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

Bye Bye Bermuda.
17/05/2017

Today was the start of ARC Europe Leg 2 from St George's Harbour in Bermuda at 1100 local time.The strong winds that we have experienced here for the last few days decided to move on and in the words of Bermuda Weather's marine synopsis "a high pressure will park overhead Bermuda imparting lots of sunshine and a light to gentle breeze over the next several days".Farewells were had on the docks... Click here for more info..

Oh boy we are in Bermuda.
13/05/2017

Bermuda Bermuda, she always has a curve ball to throw at the yachts that are visiting here.  This morning was a completely different place to the sunny Bermuda that we are used to.  There were a lot of arrivals early this morning and by the time Customs was due to open at 0800 we had 12 ARC rally boats on anchor.  This was the best place to keep them though as the winds in the... Click here for more info..

Halfway to Bermuda.
09/05/2017

The fleet is around the halfway mark to Bermuda and has been having some great sailing conditions in the SE trade winds for the first couple of days since leaving the BVI.  After a cracking start in the Drake Channel boats navigated their way through the islands and into clear water heading due north 845NM to Bermuda.  Some of the boats have been blogging about the night sailing, which... Click here for more info..
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22/05/2017

Silver Penny - Day 5 on Silver Penny

All is Well on Silver Penny (so far)I meant to write a blog at the end of day one, but I was seasick for two days and writing during the rest of the time.We've spend a lot of time chasing wind. If you're following our track, you'll notice we sailed read more...

21/05/2017

Isbjorn - Isbjorn Offshore: A Black, No Horizon Night

May 21, 0900Low, grey clouds overhead. They're moving off to our right, carried by the chilly northerly wind. A few hints of blue sky are visible to the north. Thane & Brenda are on watch. It's dry outside, but cool. They're in fully foulies, read more...

21/05/2017

Starblazer - 21/05/2017 – Going in the right direction sometimes.

Day 3, noon Friday to noon Saturday, comprised a number of course changes. Our pathetically slow progress northeastwards to find a better breeze finally paid off from mid- afternoon onwards, when we could lay a course a bit closer to the desired read more...

20/05/2017

Isbjorn - Isbjorn Offshore: Moseying Downwind

May 18, 1000The wind is sloooowly filling in from the NNW. We motored all night after trying to tack offshore once through Town Cut, 18 hours in total, setting sail finally at 0400 this morning. When the sea is flat we can make 4-5 knots in only read more...

19/05/2017

Starblazer - 19/05/2017 – The first two days

The start at 1100 on Wednesday was interesting.Somehow we managed to sail over the line at 3.2 knots in very little wind.We put in a tack and found we could only make 1.9 so we put the engine in gear and motored towards the Town Cut where we all 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
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






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