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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


COVID-19: Update on World Cruising Club Rallies.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 global public health emergency, World Cruising Club are mindful that our rallies should only take place where it is safe to do so for our participants, our staff and the residents of our host nations. Factors including quarantine and social distancing restrictions, the availability of international air travel and opening up of hotels and restaurants are all relevant.... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2021 - Dates announced and Entries Open for 2021.

World Cruising Club have announced dates and opened entries for the next edition of ARC Europe, which will now take place in May and June 2021. The west-to-east transatlantic rally has two start ports, Nanny Cay in Tortola, BVI and the Chesapeake Bay on the US east coast. Attracting cruising sailors returning to Europe at the end of the Caribbean season, and those making their way across the... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe 2020 - COVID19 (Corona virus) Update.

World Cruising Club would like to assure ARC Europe 2020 rally participants that they are continually monitoring the on-going situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. This is of course a rapidly changing situation and World Cruising Club are working to support current participants with their plans to cross the Atlantic in May and June.ARC Europe was born as a rally to support those taking... 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

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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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