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Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

[Updated with photos] After spending a few days enjoying Bermuda’s hospitality, the ARC Europe sailing rally left the island from St George’s this morning [May 16]. Organizers previously said, “Typically most crews leaving from Tortola have spent the winter season cruising in the Caribbean, as the boats have slowly worked their way north to... Read more of this article

ARC Europe Sailors Heading To Bermuda

ARC Europe Sailors Heading To Bermuda

On May 5th, crews from World Cruising Club’ ARC Europe transatlantic rally, said farewell to Caribbean waters as they set off for their offshore adventure from Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola towards Portugal via Bermuda, as one of the two rally starts got underway. A second group set off from Portsmouth, Virginia, on the US east coast on Sunday 6... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: ARC Rally Boats Depart Bermuda

Photos/Video: ARC Rally Boats Depart Bermuda

After spending a few days enjoying Bermuda’s hospitality, yachts sailing under the flags of many different nations left Bermuda today [May 17] to make the 1800 nautical mile journey to Horta in the Azores or on to Portsmouth, Virginia. Most of the group set sail from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on May 7th as part of the World Cruising Club... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

[Updated with video] After spending a few days enjoying Bermuda’s hospitality, yachts sailing under the flags of 20 different nations left Bermuda today [May 20] to make the 1800 nautical mile journey to Horta in the Azores.The group set sail from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on May 9th as part of the ARC Europe and ARC USA Spring... Read more of this article

Photos: ARC Sailboats In St. George’s Harbour

Photos: ARC Sailboats In St. George’s Harbour

In addition to hosting Steven Spielberg’s $200 million super-yacht, the east end is presently playing host to a bevy of sailboats who have stopped in Bermuda as part of the World Cruising Club Spring Rallies. Yachts sailing under the flags of 20 different nations and crews from many more, set sail from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on... Read more of this article

ARC Europe & USA Fleets Set Sail From Tortola

ARC Europe & USA Fleets Set Sail From Tortola

Yachts sailing under the flags of 20 different nations and crews from many more, set sail from Nanny Cay, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on Saturday 9 May for their offshore adventures as part of two World Cruising Club Spring rallies; ARC Europe and ARC USA, both of which include a stop in Bermuda. Venturing west to east across the Atlantic,... Read more of this article

Record Fleet For World Cruising Club’s Rallies

Record Fleet For World Cruising Club’s Rallies

The World Cruising Club’s Spring rallies get underway today [May 9], with a bumper fleet of over 50 boats from 20 different countries to take part in the sailing event, which includes a stop in Bermuda. Venturing west to east across the Atlantic, more than forty boats will sail with ARC Europe this year; thirty leaving from Nanny Cay, Tortola... Read more of this article

World Cruising Club Sets Sail For Bermuda

World Cruising Club Sets Sail For Bermuda

Yachts sailing under the flags of 13 different nations set sail on Saturday [May 3] for their offshore adventures as part of two World Cruising Club Spring rallies; ARC Europe and ARC USA. Venturing west to east across the Atlantic, 34 boats will sail with ARC Europe this year; 25 leaving from Nanny Cay, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, and 8... Read more of this article

Photos: Rally Yachts Stopover In St George’s

Photos: Rally Yachts Stopover In St George’s

The Town of St. George’s is busy with approximately 30 visiting yachts taking part in the Arc Europe and Atlantic Cup rallies joining other yachts that stopover in the island while in transit across the Atlantic.The yachts are moored throughout the harbour with the St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club and Ordnance Island area providing... Read more of this article

Crew Evacuated After Yacht Strikes Whale

Crew Evacuated After Yacht Strikes Whale

[Updated] A yacht sailing from Bermuda was abandoned yesterday [May 18], and the crew were evacuated after striking a whale and sustaining damage to the hull. Skipper Joost Gehrels, doubted that the boat — called Outer Limits — could safety return to Bermuda and issued a MayDay to request immediate assistance. Bermuda Radio contacted vessels... Read more of this article

Nineteen Yachts Set Sail For Bermuda

Nineteen Yachts Set Sail For Bermuda

A multinational fleet of 77 sailors on 19 yachts flying the flags of 12 countries will be sailing to Bermuda, then cruising the Azores archipelago before heading for Lagos in Portugal. The main fleet started from Nanny Cay on Tortola, British Virgin Islands on 05 May. The second fleet started from Hampton, Virginia on 06 May. The two fleets will rendezvous... Read more of this article

Yacht Leaves BDA & Abandoned Post Collision

Yacht Leaves BDA & Abandoned Post Collision

The crew of the yacht Setantii are today [May 28] safely aboard another boat after being evacuated following their yacht’s collision with a submerged object. The yacht, containing four crew, was en route from Bermuda to Azores when it encountered difficulty and called a MayDay, abandoning the yacht which is now sinking. Weather conditions at the... Read more of this article

Photos: ARC Transatlantic Sailing Bermuda Leg

Photos: ARC Transatlantic Sailing Bermuda Leg

Bermuda was a stop along the ARC Europe transatlantic cruising rally, with the sailors departing from Tortola, British Virgin Islands on May 6th, arriving in St George’s, Bermuda days later. After a brief rest in Bermuda, they departed on May 19th for the longest leg of the journey, the 1800 nautical miles passage from Bermuda to the Azores. Gentle... Read more of this article