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ARC USA Itinerary



ARC USA is an end-of-season cruise in company departing the Caribbean before the start of the hurricane season. The route takes the fleet from Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola BVI to St George's, Bermuda.  The boats can then wait for the best weather window, re-provision or change crews before restarting for Portsmouth Virginia and other East Coast ports. An alternative route, also starting the same day will be offered from Nanny Cay via the Old Bahama Channel direct to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

An
alternative route, also starting on May 03, 2014, will be
offered from Nanny Cay via the Old Bahamas Channel
direct to Fort Lauderdale.

ARC USA 2018 - via Bermuda

DateDetailsMiles
April 30Rally office opens in Nanny Cay
May 5Tortola to Bermuda845 NM
May 11Approximate ETA in Bermuda 
May 13Prize giving in Bermuda 
May 15Bermuda to Portsmouth VA640 NM
TBCPrize giving in Portsmouth

ARC USA 2017 - via Old Bahama Channel

 Date Details      Miles          
 April 30Rally offices open in Nanny Cay 
 May 5Tortola to Fort Lauderdale via
Old Bahama Channel
 1000 NM
 May 12 Approximate ETA in Fort Lauderdale 




Social Activities

The ARC USA and ARC Europe fleets are together in Nanny Cay and St George's, and there will be some shared social activities.  Combining the two fleets makes a much larger pool of interesting cruisers to meet with, ensuring that parties go with a swing!

Sample Activities in Nanny Cay

  • Welcome drinks party
  • Safety demonstration - liferaft and flares
  • Safety equipment inspection
  • Farewell dinner
  • Captains' briefing

Sample Activities in St George's

  • Welcome drinks party
  • Prize giving and awards ceremony
  • Visit to Bermuda Radio
  • Rum tasting with Goslings Rum
Full details of the social activities for this year's rally will be sent to participants in the rally newsletters.  For an idea of what they enjoyed last year, see the Rally News pages.




Nanny Cay Marina

  • Central location in the British Virgin Islands
  • Full service marina and resort
  • Friendly, welcoming staff

www.nannycay.com


Ports en route:

  • St George's Dinghy & Sports Club, Bermuda
  • Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth

www.oceanyachtmarina.com