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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 2021 – Revised Schedule announcement.

World Cruising Club have a proposed new schedule for ARC Portugal 2021, the annual rally sailing from Plymouth, UK, to Marina de Lagos on Portugal’s Algarve. In light of the continuing international restrictions in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and with the welfare of all involved in the event in mind, the rally’s original dates planned for June have been rescheduled. It is... Click here for more info..

Webinar: Cruising Portugal with ARC Portugal.

Offering wonderful sailing, superb seafood, and friendly beachfront ports, exploring the Portuguese coastline has long been a popular cruising location for those getting their first taste of the liveaboard lifestyle. With this in mind, World Cruising Club are organising a special free-to-attend webinar on "Cruising Portugal" taking place online on Saturday 23 January 2021 from 1600-1700 GMT.The... Click here for more info..

WCC announce a new partnership with North Sails.

World Cruising Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading sailmakers North Sails who join over 20 marine companies dedicated to helping rally participants prepare for their cruising adventures as part of the Corporate Membership programme. The aim of the partnership is to inspire sailors around the world to embark on a cruising adventure, using North Sails experts and resources... Click here for more info..
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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...


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...


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...


Zafiro - Log 6 - Dolphin day today

That’s it then goodbye to Figueira after an extra day due to bad weather.  The Figueira visits were first class especially the one to the university town of Coliseu. Steve from Fair Isle was a very strong contender for one of Mr Bishops prizes read more...


Girolle - Days 15, 16, 17 - Figueira da Foz

Dear reader, apologies for the lack of blogs for several days, attempting to resume normal service before I end up being sent up the mast as punishment.Believe it or not the Girolle crew were in bed by 10pm Saturday. We had left Povoa just after 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

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Webinar: Cruising Portugal with ARC Portugal

Cruising Portugal with ARC Portugal... more info

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