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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.

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 2020 - via Bermuda

May 4Rally office opens in Nanny Cay
May 9Tortola to Bermuda845 NM
May 15Approximate ETA in Bermuda 
May 19Prize giving in Bermuda 
May 20Bermuda to Norfolk VA640 NM

ARC USA 2020 - via Old Bahama Channel

 Date Details      Miles          
 May 4Rally offices open in Nanny Cay 
 May 9Tortola to Fort Lauderdale via
Old Bahama Channel
 1000 NM
 May 16 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

Ports en route:

  • St George's Dinghy & Sports Club, Bermuda