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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


ARC Europe 2024 Start in Ponta Delgada Leg 3.

It was start day today for ARC Europe 2024 in Ponta Delgada. This is the third and final leg for the rally which will take them from the Azores to Lagos in southern Portugal covering a route of 875 NM.   21 boats crossed the line at midday, 14 June 2024. With ideal sea and wind conditions, 12-15 kts, the fleet were keen to make passage eastward. On a port tack, it was the sleek bow of Hanse... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe Prizegiving in Ponta Delgada.

It was Prizegiving night for the ARC Europe fleet in Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel. To rapturous applause the awards were read out by Event Manager, Andrew Pickersgill, and presented by Marina Manager, Victoria Nunes, assisted by Isabel who has welcomed all the boats into the marina office. The 1900 NM crossing from St Georges, Bermuda to Horta, Azores, Leg 2 of the rally, met with... Click here for more info..

Azores Awaits the ARC Europe 2024 Fleet .

Right in the heart of the Atlantic lies the Azores islands. This archipelago was originally discovered and settled by the Portuguese in the 15th century and remains an autonomous region of Portugal to this day. There are nine major Azorean islands and eight smaller islets extending for more than 600 km (373 mi). Mainly made up of volcanic origins, throughout the centuries, the Azores played... Click here for more info..
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Epiphany - Day 5

Weather is as forecast. 20-25kts steady from the W. 3m swell. So we are rocking and rolling but making excellent speed towards Portugal. The only challenge is to keep an eye out for squalls. We missed one today and got soaked while we quickly read more...


Epiphany - Day 4

Conditions couldn’t be much better, a nice wind, ok swell, suns out and it’s not too hot. While I am not taking anything for granted I am very relaxed considering we are still hundreds of miles from land. It’s really a result of little by little. read more...


Epiphany - Day 3

Lovely conditions today, finally some downwind sailing on our return to Europe. 15-20kts from the West, we are set up wing on wing and moving along nicely at 6-7knots. This wind is due to remain for a few days which will take us almost to Lagos. We read more...


Epiphany - Day 1

Coming to the end of day 1. The weather so far is much simpler than the previous passage. There is a high pressure centred roughly over the Azores. Yes finally the Azores high is in place!  This means we have nice winds to take us over to read more...


Epiphany - Departure day

It was a wonderful start. 10-15kts with and occasional gust to 20. Lovely sunny day and all away safely on our way to Lagos.image0image1image2image3 read more...

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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

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

Margaret Meade, sy Re Shuanta

World Cruising Club

Boot is Back!

Europe's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, is back in action again and World Cruising Club will be there to welcome ARC sailors, both old and new, face-to-face. There is so much to see and explore at Boot that you'll need more than one day to see it all. With excellent transport links, plenty of hotels, and the world's marine industry attending, it is the 'must see' boat show for boaters from across Europe and beyond. Come and find the WCC team at 10E31 in Hall 10.... more info

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