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ARC Portugal 2020 - Entries now open!

by World Cruising Club 3 Aug 08:44 UTC 28 May - 24 June 2020
Bayona start - ARC Portugal 2019 © World Cruising Club

Credited each year with introducing sailors to life-long cruising friends, ARC Portugal departs from Plymouth each June and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona, then cruises south in a series of day sails with stopovers in welcoming marinas along the way to finish in Marina de Lagos a little 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.

"ARC Portugal is a great way to cross the Biscay and cruise down the Atlantic coast to Lagos. You have like-minded and helpful sailors always close by for help and guidance. It is extremely sociable and you will meet people who I am sure will be friends for life." - David Tipton, yacht Serendipity ARC Portugal 2013 & 2017

ARC Portugal 2020 Schedule:

28 May - ARC Portugal office opens in Mayflower Marina, Plymouth
31 May - Departs Plymouth for Bayona 550NM
9 June - Bayona to Povoa de Varzim 50NM
13 June - Povoa de Varzim to Figueira da Foz 65NM
16 June - Figueira da Foz to Nazare/Peniche 35/55NM
18 June - Nazare/Peniche to Oeiras 70/50NM
21 June - Oeiras to Sines 50NM
23 June - Sines to Lagos 75NM
24 June - Final prize giving in Lagos

Early Booking Discounts available:

Save 5% on boat fees for entries received by 31 January 2020.

Request an information pack here.

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