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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

RALLY NEWS

Final Prizegiving for ARC Europe 2022.
19/06/2022

ARC Europe 2022 concluded in style with a final prizegiving dinner at the Restaurant Sunset in Marina de Lagos. Crews enjoyed a celebratory end to a memorable rally that has seen them sail west to east across the Atlantic on this multistage event and created a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie amongst the mix of international crews. Stories and experiences have been shared throughout the... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe Sets Off for Last Leg .
12/06/2022

The ARC Europe fleet left Vila do Porto Marina in Santa Maria at noon today bound to Marina de Lagos, in the South of Portugal.There was a very light breeze blowing but boats were patient enough to cross the start line under sail. The wind will start picking up by the end of today and the first arrival in Lagos is expected on Thursday16th June.Santa Maria is the southernmost island in the Azores... Click here for more info..

Bye-bye Horta.
04/06/2022

ARC Europe’s time in Horta came to its finale yesterday at the Clube Naval da Horta as the prizes were awarded for the 2nd leg of this Atlantic Crossing. Each crew was given a plaque engraved with individual yacht names as a memento for their achievement sponsored by the Azores Tourism Board. Prizes were also presented for third, second and first place positions for the Cruising and Multihull... Click here for more info..
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14/06/2022

Blue Orchid - Leg 5 - Santa Maria to Lagos

On Midday Sunday we passed The starting line and left for a cloudy passage towards Lagos. IMG_1348 read more...

19/05/2022

Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Bermuda to Horta - Day 1

Our second day of sailing went smoothly. The screecher caused some problems but got solved. Now enjoying a beautiful sunset - Skipper Daniel has a break.Warm regards to all family and friends from Blue Orchid Crew MembersIMG_0630 read more...

19/05/2022

Blue Orchid - Ready to start Leg 2

All was well prepared, but the start line was a bit crowded especially when the Ferry from Dockyard was coming into Town Cut while the rally boats were squeezing out the opposite route. All went well and we are on our way to North first looking for read more...

19/05/2022

Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Day 2 - Bermuda to Horta, Azores

Morning shift ended for Philippe. He is doing the logbook entry while Chris is up to download the latest weather forecast. We did some motoring during the night when the wind was below 4 knots. Some Wind of 9 knots is back, so we can sail again. read more...

11/05/2022

Summerwinds of Cuan - A real devil's kitchen

If Monday evening and night squalls and electrical storms were to be judged against what we had last night, It would be like comparing a pub band practicing upstairs to a virtuoso stadium filling rock concert.Another mixed morning with not great read more...


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TESTIMONIALS

I can't tell you enough what a wonderful trip we have had. Your whole team has done such an amazing job. 


Ed Polner, Principle Interest (USA)
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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