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World ARC: A New Route Choice

By World Cruising Club — last modified Apr 03, 2013 02:52 PM
Discover South America with the "cold water route"

Published: 2013-04-03 00:00:00
Topics: Rallies
Countries: Argentina , Brazil , Canary Islands , Cape Verdes , Chile , Easter Island , French Polynesia , Pitcairn Island , Portugal , St Lucia , Uruguay

As the World ARC 2012-13 fleet reach the end of their own 15-month circumnavigation, for others the adventure is just beginning.

Now 48 yachts have confirmed to join the next edition leaving Saint Lucia in 2014, after which the event will have a yearly start.

For 2015, there is an exciting new route choice to discover South America before re-joining the main fleet in Tahiti. Those opting for the "cold water route" will set off from Europe in late 2014 sailing from Portugal to Brazil via Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verdes. Heading south the cruise calls at Uruguay and Argentina before exploring the Beagle Channel and Chilean Canals. With two months to explore Patagonia there is plenty of time to enjoy this unique wilderness before heading out across the Pacific via Easter Island, Pitcairn and Gambier to meet up with the "warm water route" in Tahiti.

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