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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”


ARC Portugal 2019 - Entries Now Open!.

Celebrating 25 years of sailing South to Marina de Lagos         Join us in 2019Credited each year with introducing sailors to life-long cruising friends, ARC Portugal departs from Plymouth each June and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona, then cruises south in a series of day sails with stopovers in welcoming marinas along the way to finish in Marina de Lagos... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2018 comes to an end.

Last night it was the turn of the 24th edition of ARC Portugal where all the participants gathered for a farewell supper and final prize giving at Marina de Lagos. They all had the opportunity to reflect on their achievements, challenges and friendships made over the last weeks.                               ... Click here for more info..

Oeiras for Lisbon.

On Friday 22nd June the participants enjoyed a wonderful trip in the municipality of Oeiras, heading first to the famous old gunpowder factory of Bacarena, where participants took the chance to see how they previously used the river to produce gunpowder.Next stop was Poets Park, which arose from the dream of creating a great urban park in Oeiras, associating poetry and sculptural art.To end up... Click here for more info..
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Miss Julia - Leg 7 - Skipper ohne Gnade :-)

1,7 Knoten über Grund, die Ziellinie vor Augen - und wir harren (un-)geduldig nach gut 9 Stunden auf dem Wasser weiter aus… Skipper Elmo liess sich nichterweichen; kein Motor!Am Morgen lief es bei rund 10 Knoten richtig gut; Miss Julia mag read more...


Miss Julia - Segeltag 11: Wo ist Aries?

Gestirne, PZX-Diagramme, Schnittpunkte und Aries: Der erneute Crew-Wechsel sorgt für interessante Dispute, an denen vor allem Yachtmaster Ocean ihre helle Freude haben :-)) Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein, aber leider etwas wenig Wind, starteten wir read more...


Moondance - On route to Lisboa

Moondance day 19. Leaving Peniche marina, bit first grey day after 5 sunny, crew change, Judy and Simon off, Pete on. image1 read more...


A'assifa - A'assifa, Biscay and Bayona

Do you remember Biscay & Bayona ?Here is a 6 minute reminder of what Steve, Chris and John got up to…. Click on the picture read more...


Moondance - Leaving Nazare

Moondance day 17.Just left Narare, 7 knots, sunny, hot, heading for Péniche. image1 read more...

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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

World Cruising Club

Life on board an ARC Portugal boat

As a staff member of World Cruising Club its import to understand our Rally’s from all perspectives. On this year’s ARC Portugal I crewed the leg from Falmouth to Bayona on Paul and Dee’s Hallberg Rassy 48. ... more info

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