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ARC USA draws to a close in Portsmouth, VA. 23/05/2016

ARC USA came to a close last night with a farewell supper in Olde Town Portsmouth at the Bier Garden, a popular German restaurant that also hosts events for the start of the ARC Caribbean 1500 in the fall - it must be the 200+ beers and great Bavarian food!Dinner was fun and there were crews from the recent World ARC Ayama, Exody, Hugur & Starblazer, Pure Elegance who sailed on the recent ARC and also Viva who sailed on the first World ARC back in 2008 and has been putting plenty of miles under the keel since then.The fleet that sailed from the BVI direct to Florida along the Old Bahama Channel also had a dinner a few nights back and many of them have since departed to make their way north up the coast or taking the ICW.Plans after the finish are diverse with some boats sailing... Click here for more info..

Halfway Highs. 21/05/2016

As the ARC Europe yachts straddle the halfway mark on this 1800NM leg to the Azores, and on what is now 'Day 6' the crews will be well... Click here for more info..

Bye Bye Bermuda:(. 17/05/2016

It is always sad to be leaving Bermuda, this place has a great charm and stunning beauty to it - especially when the sun is shining as it... Click here for more info..

Busy Bermuda. 16/05/2016

It has been a busy couple of days with duty free refuelling on Saturday followed by the Prizegiving for Leg 1 on Sunday.  With a heavy... Click here for more info..

Mauruuru French Polynesia. 14/05/2016

Arriving in French Polynesia almost two months ago, the World ARC fleet have enjoyed cruising around the islands with their turquoise... Click here for more info..

Pirates of Bermuda!. 14/05/2016

With a second day busy with arrivals it was time to relax and have a Gosling's Dark n'Stormy at the Dinghy Club bar, which has the best... Click here for more info..

Society Islands and Tahiti Pearl Regatta for World ARC 2016. 12/05/2016

During the last week, the World ARC fleet have enjoyed a free cruising period in the Society Islands including the famous ‘must see’... Click here for more info..

First Arrivals in Bermuda and the Rest Close Behind!. 11/05/2016

The first boats have arrived in Bermuda at the St. George’s Dinghy Club! Mimosa and Mariposa came in around 11:00 local time and are now off... Click here for more info..

Portsmouth Starters About to Set Sail. 08/05/2016

It’s been a mellow week in Portsmouth for the three ARC Europe boats departing for Bermuda from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s also... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe & ARC USA sets sail from the BVI. 07/05/2016

It was a pretty relaxed morning on the docks in Nanny Cay as all of the boats had managed to clear Customs & Immigration the day before... Click here for more info..

A fun farewell evening. 06/05/2016

It was another busy day yesterday with final safety inspections, and a few boats heading out to practice their MOB drills and setting the... Click here for more info..

Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors. 05/05/2016

Over 150 aspiring bluewater cruisers are set attend the third annual Bluewater Weekend hosted at Berthon Marina in Lymington on 14-15 May.... Click here for more info..

Sunshine in the BVI. 04/05/2016

Gone are the dark clouds that passed us by on the weekend and the blue skies and hot sunshine are back in Nanny Cay.  It seems like... Click here for more info..

World ARC Rendez Vous in Papeete . 03/05/2016

The crews of the World ARC fleet got together during a rendez-vous programme to the Town Hall of Papeete, the capital city of French... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe & ARC USA kicks off in Nanny Cay!. 02/05/2016

The ARC Europe & ARC USA 2016 rally office officially opened this morning in Nanny Cay as the rally flags were ceremoniously hoisted up... Click here for more info..

'Ia ora na World ARC. 27/04/2016

The World ARC fleet are getting back together again after a four weeks period sailing around Marquesas and Tuamotus Islands. The boats have... Click here for more info..

Cyclone Pam Relief Report. 25/04/2016

On 13 March 2015 a devastating cyclone struck Vanuatu, causing significant damage to homes, businesses and communities throughout the... Click here for more info..

Choosing for Offshore Cruising at the Bluewater Weekend. 21/04/2016

Bluewater Weekend: 14 and 15 May 2016, Lymington UKMore than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe - sailing since '88. 16/04/2016

It is only 3 weeks now until the start of ARC Europe on May 7th and the entry list has continued to grow.  There are currently 30 boats... Click here for more info..

Completing the Circle in Saint Lucia. 11/04/2016

15 months ago, the World ARC 2015-16 fleet set out from Saint Lucia to sail around the world. Amongst the crews were many nationalities,... Click here for more info..