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Tick, tick tick…Clock is running on the countdown to the 25th Carib1500. 29/10/2014

The weather at Ocean Marine has been downright summery. Temperatures touched 80º both yesterday and today. Despite some mid-afternoon clouds and the threat of rain, it’s cleared again this evening and the setting sun is casting a golden glow over the rally fleet.Click here to see the gallery of photos from last night's happy hour at Skipjack Nautical Wares.“What a cool sight!” exclaimed onlookers walking by the docks and admiring the code flags on the boat’s that are ‘fully dressed’ in the marina. The atmosphere is certainly festive for the new arrivals. At least three boats checked in today, bringing the grand total to 31 of the 41 boats set to depart on Sunday. Despite the preparations, time is running out!So what goes on during the hectic week leading up to the start of a long... Click here for more info..

Live from the 1500: More German Bier & the start of the Seminar Program. 27/10/2014

Day two at the rally wrapped up last night back at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA. Several boats had arrived throughout the afternoon and... Click here for more info..

Day 1 at the 1500: German Bier, Trick-or-Treat & Safety Checks. 26/10/2014

Maybe it’s because it’s a special year in 2014. Maybe it’s because folks are excited about the large fleet. Maybe it’s the beautiful weather... Click here for more info..

Annapolis Sailboat Show Event Schedule. 02/10/2014

Join Andy Schell and Mia Karlsson, event managers at our World Cruising Club USA base, for the 45th edition of the Annapolis Sailboat Show.... Click here for more info..

John Rousmaniere, legendary sailor/writer, on 59º North Podcast. 15/07/2014

To anybody that's been near a sailboat, today's guest needs no introduction. John Rousmaniere is a legendary sailor/writer whose been in the... Click here for more info..

‘Hiiiiii HOOHHH!’ ARC Europe Fleet is Azores Bound. 14/05/2014

‘Hiiiiii HOOHHH!’ ARC Europe Fleet is Azores Boundby Andy Schell, YellowshirtClick here to go to the Gallery page to view all the photos... Click here for more info..

Gosling's Rum Kicks Off Prizegiving & Fish Fry in Bermuda. 12/05/2014

Malcolm Gosling, 8th-generation of the famed Gosling family here on Bermuda, kicked off last evening’s festivities at the St. Georges Dinghy... Click here for more info..

A Luau in Bermuda as ARC USA celebrates in Florida!. 11/05/2014

All the boats have arrived in Bermuda now who took the startling line in the BVI and Portsmouth, VA. Kalimba was the last to arrive last... Click here for more info..

Full on in Bermuda & First Arrivals in the USA. 10/05/2014

The action started just after sunrise this morning in St. Georges, and has continued right through this evening. The BVI fleet enjoyed... Click here for more info..

And the arrivals begin in Bermuda.... 08/05/2014

It's Day 4 for the ARC Europe Yellowshirt team in Bermuda, but things are just getting started. While it seems like ages ago that the first... Click here for more info..

The Milk Run Home: ARC USA in the Old Bahama Channel. 06/05/2014

Milk run. That’s the idea anyway. For the boats in ARC USA, the Old Bahama Channel passage is the long way home – 1,000 miles to Ft.... Click here for more info..

Another Year on the Onion Patch. 06/05/2014

Another year and another trip to back to Bermuda. Lyall, Mia & Andy – the ARC Europe ‘Yellowshirt’ team – arrived on island yesterday.... Click here for more info..

Rallying across the Atlantic: ARC Europe fleet prepares in Portsmouth. 30/04/2014

What a wild week for weather! It's something like 80 degrees and humid here in the rally office at Ocean Marine Yacht Center in Portsmouth,... Click here for more info..

West Marine Annapolis offers Special Pricing for all USA rally participants. 15/04/2014

Greetings from the USA office! It's Andy & Mia here, with some exciting news for the spring as we start gearing up in earnest for the... Click here for more info..

Steve Black: 1943 to 2014 – sailing serene seas for ever more. 17/03/2014

All the team at World Cruising Club were saddened by the announcement today of the death of Steve Black, founder of the Caribbean 1500... Click here for more info..

World Cruising USA at Strictly Sail Chicago. 23/01/2014

If you happen to be in the Windy City this weekend - and we can promise you it's as cold and windy as advertised! - come visit Andy &... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa 2014 Open for Registration!. 14/01/2014

World Cruising Club's newest addition to the rally calendar is now open!Join us for the first annual ARC DelMarVa Rally 2014, in association... Click here for more info..

ARC Caribbean 1500 Photo Contest Winners!. 09/12/2013

Congrats to the 2013 Carib1500 Photo Contest winners! Each will receive a Gill shore jacket embroidered with the Carib1500 2013 logo.... Click here for more info..

Wings & Moonshadow Take Top Honors at the ARC Caribbean 1500 Prizegiving. 15/11/2013

Thanks to the early departure from Portsmouth and a particularly fast passage this year, the ARC Caribbean 1500 prizegiving celebration... Click here for more info..

ARC Caribbean 1500 First Arrivals in Tortola and Smooth Sailing at Sea. 10/11/2013

Late last night, the Hylas 54 ‘Wings’ crossed the finish line of the 2013 Caribbean 1500, and for the second straight year took Line Honors.... Click here for more info..