ARC Europe 2025 Rally

8th May – 21st June 2025 (Dates TBC)

ARC Europe Map

The ARC Europe is a great way to make the eastward transatlantic passage. Routing via Bermuda and the Azores makes for shorter hops and gets the maximum advantage from the trade winds. Being part of the event means friendly competition, parties and organised tours as well as meeting other likeminded people.

Visiting Bermuda and exploring the beautiful islands of the Azores are a real highlight of this trip. We may also visit Porto Santo and Madeira (weather and timing permitting), before finishing our adventure in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Two legs are available or for the adventurous, join us for both!

ARC Europe Map
Leg 1: 8th May–2nd June 2025 (Dates TBC) (2700nm)

St Maarten, Bermuda, Horta (Azores)


We will leave St Maarten on the 10th May with a group of around 25 other yachts, heading for Bermuda. This 860nm passage should take around 5 days, leaving around a week to explore Bermuda. From here it is an 1800nm passage on to Horta in the Azores, which should take around 10 days. Sailing westbound across the Atlantic is known to be more of a challenge than sailing to the Caribbean, so this is a real adventure with the possibility of a whole mix of weather conditions and a real bucket list item for the more adventurous sailor.

Once we make landfall in Horta, there will be a few days to explore and recuperate before we start leg 2.

Leg 2: 7th–21st June 2025 (Dates TBC) (1050nm)

Azores Cruise (Faial, Terceira, Sao Miguel, Santa Maria), Lanzarote (Canaries)

Capelinhos Volcano, Faial

Leg 2 is focused on exploring four islands in the Azores archipelago – Faial, Terceira, Sao Miguel and Santa Maria. These gorgeous and underrated islands offer everything from the amazing food and wine, stunning scenery and varied activities - wild meadow walks, climbing Pico, the highest mountain in Portugal, or wandering the UNESCO streets of Angra do Heroísmo in Terceira.

Capelinhos Volcano, Faial
Lagos, Portugal

Following on we have a 5 day passage sail to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. This is warm weather passage sailing and a great introduction to blue water sailing.

As part of the rally, there will be events and tours organised before leaving the Caribbean and whilst in Bermuda and the Azores. We will be sailing independently from the Azores to the Canaries.

Lagos, Portugal
Booking Details
ARC Europe Rally, Leg 1
8th May–2nd June 2025 (Dates TBC)
(26 days)
Spaces Available

From £7,500 per person, plus crew fees.

Cabins Available:

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ARC Europe Rally, Leg 2
7th–21st June 2025 (Dates TBC)
(15 days)
Spaces Available

From £4,800 per person, plus crew fees.

Cabins Available:

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ARC Europe Rally, Legs 1 & 2
8th May–21st June 2025 (Dates TBC)
(45 days)
Spaces Available

From £10,995 per person, plus crew fees.

Cabins Available:

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World Cruising Club crew fees: £TBC per person per leg. As part of the crew fee World Cruising Club organises social events, arrival parties and awards ceremonies, as well as tours ashore in the Azores.

Key Facts:

What's included:

  • Qualified and experienced skipper and first mate.
  • Fully coded yacht, licensed to charter anywhere in the world.
  • Full Category A medical kit.
  • All onboard expenses.
  • Onboard food and drinks.
  • Tuition and guidance from two Ocean Yachtmasters.
  • All safety equipment.
  • Fuel.

What's not included:

  • Flights and transfers.
  • WCC crew fees.
  • Meals ashore (except those included with the crew fee).
  • Wet weather gear.