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ARC DelMarVa



Cruise with friends and experience offshore sailing in the Atlantic. ARC DelMarVa is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and gain experience sailing overnight and in the ocean, in the company of friends and with an experienced support staff not far away. The event is unique in the WCC portfolio, as it’s locally focused and organized from WCC USA’s home base in Annapolis by experienced Chesapeake Bay sailors, with the support of the local marine industry.

Sail 450 nautical miles under the full moon from Annapolis to Annapolis, counter-clockwise around the DelMarVa Peninsula over the course of a week. The rally is divided into three legs, each with their own distinct pleasures and challenges, and with stopovers en route to explore the area, meet friends and unwind with a party or two.

After the start off Annapolis, Leg 1 has yachts sailing the 130 miles overnight down the Bay to Portsmouth, VA, following the same route as the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. The start is timed so that most yachts will arrive in daylight to navigate the busy channels of Hampton Roads. Leg 2 heads offshore, for the 150-mile jaunt into the Atlantic. After another stop along the Delaware Bay, Leg 3 sees yachts home again via the C&D Canal to Annapolis to complete the circle.

What’s Included:

Before you even get to the start, we help with your preparations by providing a comprehensive Rally Handbook and regular newsletters, and we’re here to help you find crew and answer your questions by phone or email.

From Time of Registration:
● ARC DelMarVa Rally Handbook and confirmation pack (including special offers)
● ARC DelMarVa flag
● ARC DelMarVa Newsletter (4 during build up to event) – advice about participation/equipment
● Discounted chart and pilot book order service
● Attendance to a full-day seminar on May 18, 2014, on offshore sailing and DelMarVa route planning and navigation. *This seminar is mandatory for at least 2 crew members

In Annapolis, pre-start:
● Welcome Pack
● ARC DelMarVa number banner (if required by organizers)
● Captains’ Briefing (including weather information)
● Farewell party

During the Rally:
● Float plan filed with USCG
● Radio net (run between the boats)
● Daily weather forecast
● Tracking of yacht positions, including loan of a satellite tracker
● Display of positions on ARC DelMarVa event website

In Portsmouth at completion of Leg 1
● Dinner in historic downtown Portsmouth
● Special pricing on dockage and services
● Captain's Briefing before Leg 2 start

On Delware Bay at completion of Leg 2:
● Welcome party
● Captain’s Briefing for C&D Canal and Leg 3

In Annapolis, after Leg 3
● Welcome on arrival
● ARC DelMarVa awards ceremony

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06/06/2014

Dana Marie - Making Final Preparations for ARC Delmarva

Dana Marie is almost ready for the Rally, just a few more jobs to do on Saturday and we'll be ready for the start on Sunday morning.  Here's a great shot I took last weekend after I "dressed ship" with signal flags.  More to come..... read more...

05/06/2014

Molly Kate - MollyKate Chomping at the Bit

  Call us Irish fanatics or that we just have the gift of gab.  The MollyKate will be ascending into Annapolis Saturday, June 7th to provision the boat and prep her for her voyage around the peninsula of DelMarVa.  We have told read more...

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Tres Hijas - measuring the mast

Getting an exact mast height to make sure we can get under the Cape May Bridge.view from the mast read more...


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