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ARC Portugal 2020 - Entries Now Open!. 07/08/2019

      Join us in 2020Credited each year with introducing sailors to life-long cruising friends, ARC Portugal departs from Plymouth each June and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona, then cruises south in a series of day sails with stopovers in welcoming marinas along the way to finish in Marina de Lagos a little over three weeks later. This scenic and social rally promises much more than a delivery trip to the Med - visits ashore to explore historic cities, excellent meals with breathtaking views and the World Cruising Club team on hand in every port make the rally a real holiday. “ARC Portugal is a great way to cross the Biscay and cruise down the Atlantic coast to Lagos. You have like-minded and helpful sailors always close by for help and guidance. It is... Click here for more info..

Special celebrations conclude the 25th Edition of ARC Portugal. 28/06/2019

Like all good things, ARC Portugal 2019, the 25th edition, has come to an end. Little did the participants of theis special rally know when... Click here for more info..

Next Stop... Sines. 23/06/2019

The start of Leg 7, from Oeiras to Sines, has been cancelled this morning due to the fog in the Lisbon region. By 1300 visibility was... Click here for more info..

The best sailing leg. 22/06/2019

Wednesday in Peniche was busy as boats arrived to the marina where they had been instructed to go alongside a long pontoon, which meant... Click here for more info..

Busy times in Figueira da Foz . 17/06/2019

The fleet left Povoa the morning of the Saturday to arrive in Figueira da Foz late afternoon were an optional supper was available in the... Click here for more info..

Touring by tuk tuk. 14/06/2019

ARC Portugal crews have been enjoying a fun-filled Friday exploring the historic city of Porto by tuk tuk and sampling Portugal’s signature... Click here for more info..

Bem vindo a Portugal. 13/06/2019

After many years coming to Póvoa do Varzim, the relationship that has slowly built up during the many years of this first stop in Portugal... Click here for more info..

Adios Bayona!. 12/06/2019

Greeted by sunny skies for a beautiful final morning in Bayona, rally crews readied their boats for the 50NM mile passage to the Portuguese... Click here for more info..

Great days in Bayona. 12/06/2019

ARC Portugal crews have been enjoying a well-earned reward after their Biscay crossing with an exciting time exploring Galicia. On Monday,... Click here for more info..

Sangria in the sunshine. 09/06/2019

Over the past 36 hours at the Monte Real Club de Yates, the visitor’s pontoon has been transformed from an expectant empty basin into a hub... Click here for more info..

Bayona awaits first ARC Portugal 2019 arrivals. 07/06/2019

The Spanish port of Bayona is still yet to welcome the arrival of ARC Portugal as an intense low pressure system has disrupted the fleet’s... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2019 Sets Sail from Plymouth. 02/06/2019

Heading out into a cloudy Plymouth Sound this morning, seventeen boats have now begun their three week adventure sailing to sunny southern... Click here for more info..

Pre-departure preparations in Plymouth. 01/06/2019

It has been a busy few days in Plymouth’s Mayflower Marina as the crews of ARC Portugal 2019 have been preparing for their departure on... Click here for more info..

First day of the 25th Edition of ARC Portugal in Plymouth!. 30/05/2019

The ARC Portugal Rally Office opened first thing in the morning marking the start of the 25th edition. Attracting a diverse fleet of 20... Click here for more info..

The stage is set for the 25th Edition of ARC Portugal. 24/05/2019

Mayflower Marina in Plymouth has begun to welcome participants set to join ARC Portugal 2019 ahead of their departure from the Plymouth... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2018 comes to an end. 28/06/2018

Last night it was the turn of the 24th edition of ARC Portugal where all the participants gathered for a farewell supper and final prize... Click here for more info..

Oeiras for Lisbon. 25/06/2018

On Friday 22nd June the participants enjoyed a wonderful trip in the municipality of Oeiras, heading first to the famous old gunpowder... Click here for more info..

Halfway down Portugal. 20/06/2018

On the evening of the 18th June the Prize-giving for the leg from Porto to Figuera da Foz took place at the Palacio Sotto Mayor. ARC... Click here for more info..

Leg 4 - Porto to Figueira da Foz. 17/06/2018

Porto, the must see stopover, was a complete success. Boats arrived all together to the Douro Marinaand we had a prizegiving at the Carvao... Click here for more info..

Quick Sail down to Porto!. 14/06/2018

The ARC Portugal 2018 fleet have just left Povoa de Varzim on their shortest leg of the trip towards Porto. The 12 NM trip started at 1000... Click here for more info..