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ARC Portugal 2017 draws to an end . 02/07/2017

On Friday the ARC Portugal fleet completed their final leg from Sines to Lagos. Departing early in the morning, it was an incredible spectacle as the sun started to rise over the hill tops of Sinnes and the horizon was scatteredwith cruising chutes and spinnakers. A strong northerly breeze stayed with the fleet for their 75nm passage and once again the fleet were able to sail in the company of dolphins and whales. The first of the yachts started to arrive from 3pm and were greeted on the holding pontoon by marina manager Ingrid and the rally control team. Yesterday participants were free to explore Lagos. Marina de Lagos do a fantastic job of welcoming the ARC Portugal fleet and each participant receives a goody bag filled with useful information and a self-guided walking tour that... Click here for more info..

Sunny Sines. 29/06/2017

On Wednesday morning the ARC Portugal fleet gathered on the start line in Oeiras ready for their 50nm passage down to Sines.After one of the... Click here for more info..

Celebrations go off with a bang in Oeiras . 29/06/2017

The rally arrived into Oeiras on Sunday afternoon with Grey Goose first, shortly followed by WikiWiki. After a drizzly start to the day the... Click here for more info..

Pit stop in Peniche . 25/06/2017

At 0800 on Saturday morning the fleet left Figueira da Foz. Due to light winds the majority of the rally motored over the start line,... Click here for more info..

Sunny days in Figueira da Foz. 23/06/2017

The fleet arrived in to Figueira da Foz on Thursday night; After a slow start from Porto the afternoon breeze kicked in and boats reported a... Click here for more info..

Port wine, tuk tuks and fish!. 23/06/2017

The ARC Portugal rally fleet began arriving at the Douro Marina from midday on Tuesday after the short leg from Povoa da Varzim; light winds... Click here for more info..

Povoa de Varzim . 20/06/2017

Yesterday evening the fleet began to arrive in to Clube Naval Povoense in Portugal. Due to a foggy start the rally left in their own time... Click here for more info..

Foggy Start from Baiona. 19/06/2017

On Sunday 19 June, the ARC Portugal rally participants enjoyed the sunny weather Baiona had to offer during a free day to explore the town.... Click here for more info..

Spanish Delights . 18/06/2017

On Friday the ARC Portugal fleet gathered at Monte Real Club De Yates where they enjoyed sangria and snacks on their terrace that overlooks... Click here for more info..

Blue skies welcome ARC Portugal Fleet in to Bayona. 15/06/2017

After departing Falmouth last Sunday, WikiWiki, the first yacht from the ARC Portugal fleet to arrive, docked in Bayona in the early... Click here for more info..

Fleet depart for warmer waters.... at last ! . 10/06/2017

The fleet have made the most of their time in Falmouth visiting local attractions and of course sampling the traditional pubs and... Click here for more info..

Fleet arrive in Falmouth. 05/06/2017

All yachts reported a good day’s sailing, having set off yesterday at around 0900 local time from Mayflower Marina the fleet began to... Click here for more info..

Delayed start to ARC Portugal 2017. 04/06/2017

Unsettled conditions in the western approaches have caused a delay to the start of ARC Portugal. Rather than risk being out at sea as a deep... Click here for more info..

Day two in Plymouth. 03/06/2017

Yesterday was another busy day at Mayflower Marina with yachts making use of the shuttle busses provided by our partner charity horizons who... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2017 begins in Plymouth. 02/06/2017

At 09:00 yesterday the ARC Portugal office opened in Mayflower Marina In Plymouth, marking the beginning of the 2017 rally. All yachts... Click here for more info..

Mayflower Marina welcomes first arrivals ahead of ARC Portugal 2017. 30/05/2017

Mayflower Marina in Plymouth has begun to welcome participants set to join ARC Portugal 2017 ahead of their departure from the Plymouth... Click here for more info..

Choosing for Offshore Cruising at the Bluewater Weekend. 22/03/2017

Bluewater Weekend: 20 and 21 May 2017, Lymington UKMore than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser... Click here for more info..

Cruising in Portugal Seminar at the Southampton Boat Show. 27/07/2015

Join us for a special seminar on Saturday 24th September 2016 from 0900 to 1100 at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. Free to... Click here for more info..

All good things.... 30/06/2016

...Must come to an end, and last night it was the turn of the 22nd edition of ARC Portugal where all the participants gathered for... Click here for more info..

Final but romantic stop, Marina de Lagos. 29/06/2016

The arrival of all the ARC Portugal yachts to Marina de Lagos yesterday late afternoon completes the sail south of the rally for 2016. By... Click here for more info..