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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


That's a wrap! ARC Europe concludes at Marina de Lagos.

ARC Europe 2019 concluded in style with a packed final prizegiving dinner at Marina de Lagos on Sunday 16th June. Crews enjoyed a celebratory end to a memorable rally that has seen them sail west to east across the Atlantic on the multistage event and created a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie amongst the mix of international crews. Those who taken part are at the varying stages in their... Click here for more info..

Azores Cruise and onward to Lagos.

After a great prize giving at the Volcano centre in Faial the ARC Europe fleet set sail for a week of cruising the Azorean archipelago, with stop overs in Terceira, San Miguel and Santa Maria.In Terceira we all celebrated Cecile’s birthday at the yacht club with an amazing meal and a very pink cake. There was a trip to see traditional bull running which was well attended. The bull is tethered on... Click here for more info..

Farewell Horta!.

ARC Europe’s time in Horta came to its grand finale yesterday at the Azorina Centre as the prizes were awarded for the 2nd leg of multistage Atlantic Crossing. The Azorina Centre was a great setting to host the awards, showcasing the Faial's Natural Park and was previously nominated for European Museum of the Year. It was here that President of the Azorina Center, Andreia Porteiro, together with... Click here for more info..
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Oyster Blew - Goodbye

Goodbye to you all. I am sorry to be missing the prize giving but would like to say what a wonderful bunch of fellow travellers I have met on the ARC Europe 2019. Special thanks go to the yellow shirts. Love HenrySent from my iPad read more...


Maria Concordia - Not catching up but still following!

Today is the first Sunday at sea, starting with a shower, fresh clothes and an attempt at having a lovely looking, juicy melon for breakfast, which turned out to be so bitter, that it was not even edible with lots of sugar and had to go overboard - read more...


Attitude - Arrived in Azores

Hello everyoneAfter 11 days and 7 hours at sea we crossed the finish lineat 21h05 last night. It looks we have done fairly well in this leg but will wait for final reckoning before declaring anything. Our thanks to family, friends and ARC read more...


Attitude - Good nights rest

Hello everyoneMood is good on board after everyone had better quality sleep due to flatter seas and reduced wind overnight.Highlight of the day was a squid jumping on board. After careful consideration for lunch, it was discarded due to size. We read more...


Attitude - Miserable wet day

Hello everyone The wind finally abated at dawn this morning and we were left with the remnants on the low pressure which meant rain all day. Everything is a little soggy but we are thankful that the boat withstood the overnight pounding, and read more...

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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

World Cruising Club

Back to business in the BVIs

In September last year, Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction across the northern Leeward Islands, including the British Virgin Islands – home to the arrival of the annual ARC Caribbean 1500 each November, and departure of ARC Europe each May. The storm was one of the strongest to hit the region since records began causing the tragic loss of many lives, and devastating damage to homes and infrastructure throughout the region. Hurricane Irma, closely followed by Hurricane Maria struck the islands shortly before the start of their busy tourism season, but the message following was clear: the community wanted visitors to return, and everyone was pulling together to be able to give a warm welcome, especially to returning boaters.... more info

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