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    ​Calls for an encore as ARC Portugal comes to an end in Marina de Lagos!

    It is one month to the day since crews of the 2017 edition of ARC Portugal gathered together at Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, eagerly awaiting the latest weather forecast which would dictate their departure across the Bay of Biscay to officially start the rally sailing to the sun. In the end, a run of unseasonal low pressure systems forming in the Atlantic resulted in the fleet sitting tight in UK waters to wait for a

    Published 06:23 on 6 Jul 2017

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    ARC Portugal Rally Fleet departs for warmer waters.... at last !

    The twenty-strong fleet of yachts sailing with World Cruising Club's annual ARC Portugal rally set off from Falmouth yesterday (Sunday 11 June), having finally found a weather window for the trans-Biscay stage of the rally. The international group which includes cruisers from Norway, Germany and America alongside British sailors, are headed to Bayona in Northern Spain, just over 550nm direct, which will take most boats 4-5 days. Initially scheduled for a departure on Sunday

    Published 06:24 on 13 Jun 2017

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    Ocean adventures: ARC Europe and ARC USA set sail

    On Saturday 6 May, crews of two World Cruising Club rallies waved goodbye to the Caribbean shores of Tortola as they set off for their offshore adventures as part of the 2017 editions of ARC Europe and ARC USA. Run concurrently, these rallies are taking some crews homewards and others to new cruising grounds. Venturing west to east across the Atlantic, twenty-six boats will sail with ARC Europe this year; twenty-three departed from Nanny

    Published 08:55 on 9 May 2017

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    A Classic Start for ARC 2016

    Following years and months of planning, two weeks of preparations and provisioning and final hours of farewells, the yachts taking part in ARC 2016 made their way out of Muelle Deportivo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this morning. There was an air of excitement throughout the marina as the ocean adventure truly begins for 1,307 sailors setting off to the Caribbean shores of Saint Lucia. Friends and families of the sailors as well

    Published 10:03 on 17 Jan 2017

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