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ARC Portugal



Cruise across the Bay of Biscay and day sail down the coast of Spain and Portugal to Marina de Lagos. Three weeks of sailing to the sun, tours and parties.
More than simply a voyage south to the sun, ARC Portugal appeals to summer cruisers, boats heading to the Mediterranean and to ARC participants. Social activities in every port and visits ashore to explore ancient Iberian cities and fishing villages make the rally a real holiday.
Invite a range of family and friends to join your adventure - day sails and great transport links make crew changes easy. The mix of people makes ARC Portugal a friendly and convivial summer cruise.
“The banter, the laughs, the story-swapping - you would be hard pushed to beat this experience”


RALLY NEWS

New Start Date for ARC Portugal.
07/03/2022

New Start Date for PlymouthDue to logistical challenges in some of our stopover ports, and concerns for dock space due to the extended Platinum Jubilee Bank Holidays (Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June), World Cruising Club have had to change the rally start date, moving the rally by one week with the start from Mayflower Marina Plymouth now on Sunday 12 June. The final prizegiving at Marina de Lagos... Click here for more info..

World Cruising Club eNews Feb 2022.
04/02/2022

World Cruising Club eNews - Feb 2022Read hereContents:Rally round up.... latest news on our rallies and routes for 2022 and 2023 including World ARC, our Atlantic ARCs in November and January, pls this summer's routes on ARC Europe, ARC Portugal and ARC BalticSpring Seminar programme now open to registerEquipment: introducing Iridium Certus 100Cruiser of the month: take a look at this bluewater... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal - Keeping on Cruising.
03/08/2021

And they’re off again, sailing down to their first stop in Portugal after what could be described as perfect stopover in Baiona, Spain. The programme started with a crew dinner at El Túnel restaurant, a great way to gather the fleet together and share their thoughts on the Biscay crossing and get to know each other better.During the weekend, they crews went to visit the Galician capital,... Click here for more info..
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19/08/2021

Gertha 5 - Lagos

Here we are in Lagos.My 4th rally.The small group of boats made a very good mix, this rally will be the most memorable of all I have done.Great sailing and a great social life, incredibly good value. read more...

24/07/2021

Gertha 5 - Portsmouth

One day to go.Emergency run to shops last night, it is a sign of the mad times we live in, basicly no beer or water for sale in the shops.Wind looks a little light tomorrow, so may anchor in the bay and wait for wind, most likely the forecast is read more...

25/06/2019

Girolle - Days 22, 23, 24 - More soup (pea soup fog) and the final leg

I write today’s blog with a heavy heart as we are in the final hours of our last sail in what has been a month packed with adventure.On Sunday we were awoken by the continual sound of a fog horn and popped our heads out of the cabin to see... not a read more...

23/06/2019

Girolle - Day19, 20, 21 - Oeiras

We were fortunate on Thursday in that for the remainder of our trip to Oeiras we had the wind behind us and were finally able to return to ‘proper’ sailing.Half way or so through the journey there was a burst of excitement when 6 naval vessels read more...

20/06/2019

Girolle - Days 18, 19 - Peniche, where’s the wind gone?

We are back at sea for two consecutive days. Yesterday, we set sail from Figueira da Foz to Peniche, a small fishing port some 70NM further South. It rained during the early hours of Wednesday, the day started off cool and with grey skies so we set read more...


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TESTIMONIALS
We had so much confidence in the expert pre cruise attention to detail, safety, planning etc and the way that we could turn up at the end of a sail to have all the berthing, paperwork, socialising and trips organised, which we almost took for granted until we had to do it for ourselves! Also the value for money of the rally, which many of our other rally friends have mentioned. It also gave us confidence for further travels.
Alison & David Alexander, sy Red Skies
What a fantastic trip this is and tremendous value for money.
Derek Parish, sy Andiamo






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