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 introducing sailors to cruising friends for life, ARC Portugal departs from Plymouth, UK on 4 June 2023 and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona then down the coast of Portugal stopping overnight at Póvoa de Varzim, Figueira da Foz, Nazare / Peniche, Oeiras and Sines, before finishing in Marina de Lagos just 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.
"A fabulous way to take the leap across Bay of Biscay, to explore the interesting ports of call with the support of the Yellow Shirts who tap into the local knowledge/expertise, all done with the camaraderie of like-minded sailors."
Paul & Linda Reading, yacht Sea Crusader, ARC Portugal 2022
ARC Portugal 2023 Schedule
||Rally office opens in Plymouth
|04 June||Stage 1: Plymouth to Bayona
||Stage 2: Bayona to Povoa de Varzim
|17 June||Stage 3: Povoa to Figueira da Foz
|20 June||Stage 4: Figueira to Nazare/Peniche
|22 June||Stage 5: Nazare/Peniche to Oeiras||50 NM|
|25 June||Stage 6: Oeiras to Sines|| 50 NM|
|27 June||Stage 7: Sines to Lagos || 75 NM|
|28 June||Final prize giving in Lagos || |
Find out more
To find out more, request a copy of the ARC Portugal Information Pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements.
Cruising Portugal Seminar at the Southampton Boat Show
World Cruising Club are organising a special free-to-attend seminar on "Cruising Portugal" to be held alongside the Southampton Boat Show. Those attending the two hour seminar can expect to gain an interesting insight to exploring the Portuguese coast, and be inspired to set sail on their own adventure. Practical weather, training and safety advice will be discussed, particularly for those who may be planning to cross the Bay of Biscay for the first time. Click here for more information