Life on board an ARC Portugal boat. 19/06/2017
As a staff member of World Cruising Club its import to understand our Rally’s from all perspectives. On this year’s ARC Portugal, Charlie Pierce crewed the leg from Falmouth to Bayona on Paul and Dee’s Hallberg Rassy 48, Blonde Moment. Here he shares his experiences crossing the Bay of Biscay with the fleet.After a delayed start to the Rally caused by two low pressure systems the fleet were eager to depart and the weather window was set for a departure on the morning of Sunday the 11th.A relaxed start was set and all yachts departed in their own time with most choosing to leave between 6 am and 11 am.Those who departed later helped other yachts in leaving their berths and waved them off, safe in the knowledge that they would be in contact over VHF or SSB later on in the day.We decided to... Click here for more info..