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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

Practical preparation advice for an offshore passage from ARC sailors and cruising rally experts.
29/07/2016

This autumn we will be hosting a series of forums to inspire sailors to extend their offshore cruising boundaries. Each forum will feature a panel of experienced bluewater cruisers sharing their personal experiences of sailing offshore passages and living on board, together with industry professionals giving their own practical top tips. The objective is to share their knowledge and experience... Click here for more info..

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..
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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

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


Margaret Meade, sy Re Shuanta
Have sailed ARC 2013 and ARC Europe with you - fantastic can't wait to join our next rally with you.
Michaela Parker, sy Shenanigan






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