Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden

2019 ARC Portugal - The best sailing leg

by World Cruising Club 24 Jun 11:00 UTC
2019 ARC Portugal - Peniche - Prize Giving Dinner © World Cruising

Wednesday in Peniche was busy as boats arrived to the marina where they had been instructed to go alongside a long pontoon, which meant getting boats closely together as they rafted to one another. It was a quick stop as the boats restarted a day later on their leg from Figueira to Peniche due to the weather.

This non-competitive leg meant we would only be doing prizes for the ETA & Smiley Miley at Nuno's Restaurant Mira Mar. The winners were Casik III who were 3 km out of the correct answer and Tiger Lily for coming close to 4 minutes to their ETA.

Boats arrived to Marina de Oeiras early Thursday afternoon in beautiful sunshine. Boats celebrated the winds that led to their best sailing so far down the coast on their leg, bringing their sails down very close to the marina entrance. The participants had a free night to enjoy the evening at Oeiras.

On Friday 21st June the participants enjoyed a wonderful trip in the municipality of Oeiras, heading first to the famous old gunpowder factory of Bacarena, where participants took the chance to see how they previously used the river to produce gunpowder. The trip continued in Poets Park, a green area inspired by Portugal's famous poets of the 20th century, where nature and art mix in perfect harmony. The tour ended at the Marques Do Pombal Palace where we visited the palace's cellar. The sommelier guided the participants on their Carcavelos wine tasting which was the perfect finish to a half-day tour.

During the afternoon, the boats had free time to explore Oeiras on their own. Also, a painting competition is taking place during the weekend on the Marina breakwater. Some participants decided to start their paintings yesterday while others planned for their free Saturday to get inspired and leave their mark in Oeiras.

The evening was the time of celebrations. After 12 years of coming to Marina de Oeiras, Andrew Bishop, in name of the boats and World Cruising Club, awarded Marina de Oeiras and Oeiras Viva, for their continues effort year after year, with a plaque to commemorate the 25th edition of the rally.

However, these wouldn't be the only prizes given out. The leg from Peniche to Oeiras was a great sail but to turn tables around, the prizes would be given to the boats who came 3rd in both classes. Tiger Lily and Sea Orchid had again come first in this leg. But the award on Class A for coming third went to Girolle. In class B, and also winning the Smiley Miley by one Km was Iona Bess. The ETA competition went to Fair Isle, guessing 1 minute and 7 seconds more than their final arrival.

After the prizes, participants enjoyed their sardines and pork at Entre Vinhos restaurant. The perfect finish to a fantastic day.

Saturday has been stated in the programme as a free day to explore Sintra, Cascais or Lisbon as Oeiras is in the closest spot to these three places. Tomorrow Sunday boats will be departing to Sines on their penultimate leg.

Related Articles

World ARC are welcomed by Erromango
On route from Tanna to the main capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila On route from Tanna to the main capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, the World ARC fleet had the opportunity to stopover at the island of Erromango. A total of 17 boats filled the bay and some 50 participants were keen to explore more Posted on 22 Jul
Gift exchange ceremony on the Island of Tanna
World ARC in Vanuatu The cultural experience on the island of Tanna continued today with a visit to Port Resolution Central Primary School. On arrival everyone was welcomed by a refreshing coconut drink before being guided into the main assembly house Posted on 19 Jul
Farewell Visby as ARC Baltic head towards Tallinn
An extra night on anchor in the idyllic setting of Gotska Sandon Whilst departure day from lovely Visby was supposed to be today, due once again to the Baltic weather, this time a dead flat calm forecast and sunshine, 11 of the 15 strong fleet left early to spend an extra night on anchor Posted on 19 Jul
A glowing volcano welcomes ARC to Vanuatu
Fleet cleared into the bay of Port Resolution on the island of Tanna The World ARC fleet are now all anchored and cleared into the bay of Port Resolution on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Many of the boats arriving at night reported to have seen the red glare from the volcano, Mount Yasur Posted on 19 Jul
ARC Baltic - A vivid display in Visby
The Swedish Island of Gotland After a light wind sail (mainly motoring) of some 200 miles the fleet are all settled in the beautiful town of Visby on the Swedish Island of Gotland (God's land). Posted on 18 Jul
ARC Baltic departure day from Rønne
A fairly sporadic departure for the ARC Baltic 2019 fleet Weather or lack of it meant a fairly sporadic departure for the ARC Baltic 2019 fleet, there is a wind hole over the Baltic at the moment so it's a sunbathing leg for the 200 nautical miles to Visby. Posted on 15 Jul
World ARC 2019-20 set off for Vanuatu
Fleet sailed out of Musket Cove this morning The World ARC fleet sailed out of Musket Cove this morning bound for Vanuatu, ending a truly memorable month cruising around the spectacular islands of Fiji. Posted on 13 Jul
Musket Cove Marina host the World ARC 2019-20
After a magical cruise through the beautiful Fijian Islands The World ARC are welcomed to Musket Cove Marina and Resort for the 10th year running. After a magical cruise through the beautiful Fijian Islands, the fleet has had the opportunity to enjoy the Marina and Resort facilities Posted on 12 Jul
ARC Baltic in Rønne Bornholm
A beautiful lagoon en route to Rønne The ARC Baltic fleet left Rostock on 9th July, slipping lines at various times due to weather conditions and those following on the YB Tracker will have spotted Mila's planned pit-stop in a beautiful lagoon en route to Rønne. Posted on 12 Jul
2019 ARC Baltic - Getting social
ARC Baltic crews busy social programme As well as preparing their boats for the 1600nm voyage to Saint Petersburg in Russia and back, crews on the ARC Baltic rally have been making the most of the busy social programme at the start port of Warnemünde. Posted on 9 Jul
Grapefruit Graphics 2019 - FooterGJW Direct - Yacht 2019 - FooterSailing Holidays 2019 - BOTTOM