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Join us for the sail south with ARC Portugal in 2023

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 

Date Details Miles
01 June Rally office opens in Plymouth
04 JuneStage 1: Plymouth to Bayona 550 NM
13 June Stage 2: Bayona to Povoa de Varzim 50 NM
17 JuneStage 3: Povoa to Figueira da Foz 65 NM
20 JuneStage 4: Figueira to Nazare/Peniche 55 NM
22 JuneStage 5: Nazare/Peniche to Oeiras50 NM
25 JuneStage 6: Oeiras to Sines 50 NM
27 JuneStage 7: Sines to Lagos  75 NM
28 JuneFinal 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


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