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ARC Portugal Set Off from Plymouth. 09/06/2024

A wonderful and informative programme was set in the special and historical city of Plymouth allowing time for all the crews to meet each other at Mayflower Marina.Safety equipment inspections and check-ins were completed onboard the six yachts taking part on this 30th edition of ARC Portugal.After a welcome and crew supper on opening day, there was an operational briefing where crews learn more details about the rally, programmes and tours offered along the coast of the Iberian Peninsula, a skippers' briefing with more details about the route and the fine weather and sailing conditions they can expect for the crossing.On Friday, a dinner was held at the Duke of Cornwall hotel, a Victorian Gothic style building, leaving the Saturday free for final preparations, rest or... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2023 Celebrate in Lagos. 29/06/2023

Leg 6 from Oeiras to Lagos was a long one, with some crews deciding to anchor overnight on the way. Tensions were high, due to recent orca... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal Sailing South to Figueira da Foz and Nazare. 23/06/2023

The ARC Portugal Fleet’s last day in Figueira da Foz began with a guided tour of the town. Participants were interested to learn more about... Click here for more info..

Slipping into the early morning mist. 18/06/2023

The sun was low in the sky and with mist still lying on the water, the ARC Portugal fleet slipped lines to gather for the 07.00 start... Click here for more info..

A Windy Arrival in Povoa de Varzim . 15/06/2023

After light winds at the start of Leg 2 from Baiona, the fleet arrived in Povoa de Varzim with gusty winds, making berthing a little... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2023 Bienvenidos a Baiona. 11/06/2023

The fleet enjoyed fine conditions crossing Biscay and many were delighted to spot both whales and dolphins along the way. A’assifa led the... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2023 Departs Plymouth. 04/06/2023

Saturday morning skippers and their first mates attended their first briefing presented by Andrew Pickersgill and Roger Seymour. They... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2023, Yachts Gather in Plymouth. 03/06/2023

ARC Portugal 2023 has opened amid bright summer sunshine and plenty of excitement. The rally this year has attracted a diverse fleet, with... Click here for more info..

Join us for the sail south with ARC Portugal in 2023. 18/08/2022

Join us next summer for a great sail south to Marina de Lagos - Registration is now open for ARC Portugal 2023! Credited each year with... Click here for more info..

Lagos, ARC Portugal 2022's final destination. 07/07/2022

The fleet arrived in glorious sunshine, synonymous with the popular holiday destination of Lagos on the southern coast of Portugal, also... Click here for more info..

Sines, home of Vasco da Gama. 07/07/2022

It was Sunday afternoon when the boats started to arrive in Sines, with little wind across the harbour the boats had an easy time mooring on... Click here for more info..

Oeiras, gateway to Lisbon. 05/07/2022

For those who decided to leave for Oeiras on Thursday, the following day began with an enchanting tour of the town supported by the Oeiras... Click here for more info..

Last Minute Change to Nazare. 02/07/2022

The winds took the ARC Portugal fleet to the magnificent city of Nazaré, instead of Peniche as scheduled. From mid afternoon onwards the... Click here for more info..

All Ahead for Figueira da Foz. 29/06/2022

Light airs morning greeted the fleet as they prepared for the start off the northern breakwater. Clube Naval Povoense very generously... Click here for more info..

Tours not to be missed – Tuk Tuk and a Coach. 29/06/2022

Povoa de Varzim provides an excellent starting point to visit two key cities in the north of Portugal. First up was Porto and in the centre... Click here for more info..

Start in Spain, Arrive in Portugal . 29/06/2022

Leaving Baiona with on 3 or 4 knots of breeze, the fleet headed off south to their first stop in Portugal, Povoa... Click here for more info..

Adventures Inland. 21/06/2022

The first stop yesterday morning took us up the mountain of Santa Tecla. It is definitely the best way to see what is yet to... Click here for more info..

History and Prizes. 21/06/2022

Saturday was an early day for the fleet as they jumped on the bus on their way to visit the famous pilgrimage town in the north west of... Click here for more info..

The Sun Shines for Bayona Arrival . 18/06/2022

With favourable conditions across the Bay of Biscay, the approach and rounding of Cap Finisterre provided some challenging seas for the... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2022 Departs from Plymouth. 12/06/2022

After a day of final preparations at Mayflower Marina on Saturday, busy provisioning and settling in new crew, the afternoon ended with the... Click here for more info..