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ARC Portugal 2019 - Entries Now Open!. 09/08/2018

Celebrating 25 years of sailing South to Marina de Lagos         Join us in 2019Credited 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... 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..

Povoa de Varzim: First Portuguese Stop. 13/06/2018

Yesterday, the fleet arrived at Clube Naval Povoense, in Povoa de Varzim, where they crossed the line in good time due to the north winds... Click here for more info..

Small taster of what’s to come!. 12/06/2018

Monday evening the first ARC Portugal prizegiving took place at Monte Real Club de Yates Baiona. A selection of tapas and wine was served on... Click here for more info..

Busy Bayona. 09/06/2018

This Saturday morning, the last boat, Aluda, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37, arrived in Monte Real Club de Yates. With all the fleet in the... Click here for more info..

Sunshine to dry us all out. 08/06/2018

It’s Friday and Bayona knows it! The sun has decided to come out to give a warm welcome to our fleet which will be having their welcome... Click here for more info..

First Yachts in Bayona!. 07/06/2018

Departing from Plymouth last Sunday, the first yacht from the ARC Portugal fleet, Southerner, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45DS arrived at 2257... Click here for more info..

A Sunny Start to ARC Portugal 2018. 03/06/2018

The rally briefing for ARC Portugal 2018 took place Friday evening at the Plymouth Albion Rugby Club. Here, Andrew Bishop explained that the... Click here for more info..

ARC Portugal 2018 is up and running!. 31/05/2018

ARC Portugal 2018 is officially up and running! This morning at 0900 the rally office opened at Mayflower Marina in Plymouth. Over the... Click here for more info..

WCC at the Southampton Boat Show 2018. 11/07/2017

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 14-23 September 2018 in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show including new... Click here for more info..

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... 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..