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ARC Portugal Itinerary



Cruise South with ARC Portugal

ARC Portugal sails across the Bay of Biscay from Plymouth to Bayona, before day-sailing down the coast of Portugal to Marina de Lagos on the Algarve. In every port there is a program of social activities or tours ashore, making ARC Portugal one of the most social of rallies.

"ARC Portugal is a very friendly and sociable way to reach the Algarve from the UK, with good sailing between well spread ports - so good we've done it twice” John Easteal, yacht Fair Encounter (GBR)

ARC Portugal 2021 Schedule*

Date Details Miles
22 July Rally office opens in Plymouth
25 JulyStage 1: Plymouth to Bayona 550 NM
3 August Stage 2: Bayona to Povoa de Varzim 50 NM
7 AugustStage 3: Povoa to Figueira da Foz 65 NM
10 AugustStage 4: Figueira to Peniche 55 NM
12 AugustStage 5: Peniche to Oeiras50 NM
16 AugustStage 6: Oeiras to Sines 50 NM
17 AugustStage 7: Sines to Lagos  75 NM
18 AugustFinal prize giving in Lagos  

*Revised February 2021

ARC Portugal 2022 Schedule

Date Details Miles
2 June Rally office opens in Plymouth
5 JuneStage 1: Plymouth to Bayona 550 NM
14 June Stage 2: Bayona to Povoa de Varzim 50 NM
18 JuneStage 3: Povoa to Figueira da Foz 65 NM
21 JuneStage 4: Figueira to Peniche 55 NM
23 JuneStage 5: Peniche to Oeiras50 NM
26 JuneStage 6: Oeiras to Sines 50 NM
28 JuneStage 7: Sines to Lagos  75 NM
29 JuneFinal prize giving in Lagos  


Exploring Ashore

ARC Portugal is more than a passage south to the sun.  Social activities in every port, and complimentary visits ashore to explore ancient cities and fishing villages make the rally much more of a holiday.  The leisurely pace of the rally provides time for shore visits, provisioning and crew changes, so you can sail with a range of family and friends.

Socialising

In each destination we hold a social activity; a mix of prizegivings, drinks receptions, buffets, crew dinners and BBQs. Some of these are informal, some an excuse to dress up in ‘smart yachting’ attire and don a shirt and jacket or dress for the evening. 

Tours Ashore

An integral part of ARC Portugal is the shore based sightseeing excursions. These offer an insight into the history and landscape of Spain and Portugal, and a chance to see the country beyond the ports. The programme is always varied with something for everyone, but there is also free time to organise your own visits, or to just relax and enjoy the sunshine.

“The trip exceeded all expectations. The best cruising experience we have ever been involved in. The staff and organisation were superb. Such great fun too. Would highly recommend.”
Steve and Babs Leach, yacht With Dignity, ARC Portugal 2016

 



Destination: Marina de Lagos

  • Top quality full service marina
  • Good base for local sailing
  • Close to Lagos town and Faro airport

www.marlagos.pt