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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

ARC Portugal 2020 – Revised Schedule announcement.
03/04/2020

World Cruising Club have a proposed new schedule for ARC Portugal 2020, the annual rally sailing from Plymouth, UK, to Marina de Lagos on Portugal’s Algarve. In light of the 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 were rescheduled. It is hoped that later... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2020 - Rally Update 31 March.
31/03/2020

Over recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 has impacted the cruising plans of many and the rapidly evolving situation leading to regular changes to long-held intentions. As sailors, we should never be afraid to change route and improvise. At sea you always have to adapt to the weather and wind direction and if your planned route does not work with the weather forecast, simply change it. In... Click here for more info..

WCC at the Southampton Boat Show 2019.
27/08/2019

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 13-22 September 2019 in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit, so here's a round up of World Cruising Club activities at the show. The World Cruising Club team will be available on our stand J176 in the Ocean Hall, every day to chat about... Click here for more info..
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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...

19/06/2019

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...

18/06/2019

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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TESTIMONIALS
What a fantastic trip this is and tremendous value for money.
Derek Parish, sy Andiamo
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






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