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How the America's Cup came to the Caribbean 1500. 15/04/2014

by Andy Schell2014 will mark the 25th edition of the Caribbean 1500. It’s now officially branded the ARC Caribbean 1500, ostensibly to have it fall in line with World Cruising Club’s other rallies around the world bearing similar monikers. But to those who sail it, and those who long to, it’ll always be, simply, the ’1500.’One of our challenges for 2014 will be commemorating the 25th edition of the event. It’s seen major change since Steve Black left the helm in 2011, but we think we’ve done a good job of keeping it’s spirit intact. 2013 saw the event move to Portsmouth, Virginia, where we received an extremely warm welcome from the local community and our new hosts at Ocean Marine Yacht Center. And then suddenly something happened that will make the 25th edition of the event memorable,... Click here for more info..

An Interview with Weems & Plath. 06/03/2014

Andy Schell sat down with Peter Trogdon, owner of the traditional navigation company Weems & Plath in January in Annapolis. They talked... Click here for more info..

59 Degrees North Podcast: The Ideal Ocean Sailing Yacht, with John Harries. 03/01/2014

John Harries of Attainable Adventure Cruising chatted with Andy to announce news of the 'Adventure 40' ocean sailing yacht. John has many,... Click here for more info..

Why do the Rally?. 20/12/2013

In it’s 27th year, the popularity of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has never been higher. 2013 marked the first-ever ARC+ rally, which saw... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500: Lessons Learned from a Challenging Passage. 12/11/2013

Caribbean 1500: Lessons Learned from a Challenging Passageby Andy SchellFive more yachts arrived into Nanny Cay overnight last night,... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500 Flare & Liferaft Safety Demonstration. 03/11/2013

Who needs all that equipment anyway!? Never fired a flare before? Never been in a liferaft, at sea or otherwise? Watch this video from the... Click here for more info..

The City of Portsmouth, in the words of Joe Elder, Skipjack Marine. 31/10/2013

by Andy SchellThis is a podcast I recorded for my '59 Degrees North' sailing show. You can subscribe to it and download the rest on iTunes,... Click here for more info..

'Cutter Loose' Epilogue: 2012 Caribbean 1500 & Cruising South. 28/10/2013

This is a fantastic feature from our friends Eric and Pat Fulmer from s/v Cutter Loose, participants in the 2012 edition of the Caribbean... Click here for more info..

The Decision to Depart Early. 11/11/2012

The Decision to Depart Early11 November 2012Steve Black, the Caribbean 1500 rally founder, confirmed that 2012 is the first time in the... Click here for more info..

Off the Beaten Path in the Virgin Islands, by Donald Street. 04/11/2012

Off the Beaten Path in the Virgin Islands, by Donald Street4 November 2012Note: To really get off the beaten track it is essential to... Click here for more info..

Dancing Lizard's Dream Fulfilled. 04/11/2011

Dancing Lizard's Dream Fulfilled November 4, 2011Marie-Claude Landry and Andre Blain of Dancing Lizard have been dreaming of sailing off for... Click here for more info..

Hampton, We Hardly Knew Ye. 10/11/2011

Hampton, we hardly knew ye 10 November 2011It is a bit of a mad dash before the start of an event like the Caribbean 1500, and the past week... Click here for more info..

Peter Burch Heads Yacht Inspection Team. 31/10/2011

Peter Burch Heads Yacht Inspection Team October 31, 2011Peter Burch, a veteran of the Caribbean 1500, is the head of the yacht inspection... Click here for more info..

The Journey? Or the Destination?. 05/11/2011

The Journey or the Destination? November 5, 2011There are often two different camps when it comes to cruising. Very much like driving across... Click here for more info..

Beckoning Crew Hones Safety at Sea Skills. 05/11/2011

Jim Wohlleber and Safety on Beckoning November 5, 2011 The weather was not exactly the kind one might expect in an emergency on Thursday... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500 Kids. 07/11/2011

Caribbean 1500 Kids Video November 6, 2011... Click here for more info..

Why this route and date for the Caribbean 1500?. 12/09/2011

Why this route and date? September 13, 2011The objective of the Caribbean 1500 Rally has always been to provide the safest and most... Click here for more info..

Hurricane Sandy & the 'rest' of the Rally Fleet. 28/10/2012

Hurricane Sandy & the 'rest' of the Rally Fleet28 October 2012Most of the rally boats in Hampton are hunkered down and trying to stay... Click here for more info..

The people that make the 1500 special. 14/11/2012

The people that make the 1500 special13 November 2012With such a limited time being around the people in the 1500, one doesn't really get to... Click here for more info..

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