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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”


Last Minute Change to Nazare.

The winds took the ARC Portugal fleet to the magnificent city of Nazaré, instead of Peniche as scheduled. It was from mid afternoon onwards that the first boats started to communicate with the rally control by VHF, saying that they were already approaching the finish line and would soon be in the marina. For two and three days, the Clube Naval da Nazaré received the participants with the... Click here for more info..

All Ahead for Figueira da Foz.

A light airs morning greeted the fleet as they prepared for the start off the northern breakwater. Clube Naval Povoense very generously provided the committee vessel and at 08:00 the fleet set off from Povoa de Varzim for Figueira da Foz.The fleet started to arrive from late afternoon and after the first boat the remainder followed in quick succession. With help form Sea Crusader’s new crew all... Click here for more info..

Tours not to be missed – Tuk Tuk and a Coach.

Povoa de Varzim provides an excellent starting point to visit two key cities in the north of Portugal, Porto withentre of the city each group met their guide and fleet of electric Tuk Tuks in the shadow of the Catheral Sé do Porto. With four ‘chariot’ crews loaded up in the electric vehicles they were taken on a tour to see some of the sights of the charming city. Porto is a vibrant place with... Click here for more info..
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Bolero - Bayona

A shower and a very welcome sleep were deemed priorities when we were safely moored in the marina of the Monte Real Club de Yates, Bayona followed by a leisurely stroll in late afternoon sunshine around the walls of the peninsular by the Paradore read more...


Blonde Moment - Baiona, Spain Blog 6

Baiona - a really welcome and lovely stop-over.Thursday was spent washing the boat down inside and out.Fresh food was bought and enjoyed and each time another Rallyer arrived we downed tools and welcomed them in.Paul and Roy managed to re-hoist our read more...


Arkyla - 19 June 22 – Normality returns

That’s it… the last of my delivery crew have jumped (been firmly shoved off) ship, and Jenny has successfully navigated all UK airport chaos to join the boat at 0230 this morning.Arkyla has her standard 2-up crew again!Much like the weather, life read more...


Arkyla - 12-16 June 22 – Biscay Crossing (is that all you can throw at us Poseidon?)

Sunday morning and my crew is, if not well-oiled, at least sufficiently tarred and feathered!We fire up the iron mainsail and head to the start line with morale at an initial 100%.On the gun, we head for outside the Ushant TSS; somewhat annoyingly 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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