ARC Caribbean 1500/ARC Bahamas Update. 13/11/2018
There has been a mixture of emotions since the start of the 2018 ARC Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas. Nervousness, happiness, excitement, and stress, were all present at the Skipper’s Briefing in Portsmouth, VA. Knowing that there was no tropical activity forecasted, and with good winds to sail down the coast to Cape Hatteras where we would then cross the gulf stream, our fleet set off at 10AM on November 4. After a great sail beam reaching down the coast in 25 knot winds, it was time to cross the gulf stream. As a warm front passed through and brought rain, gusts, and southerly winds, we made our turn to port and headed out into the open water.Although most made the journey across the stream in the early hours of November 5, some crew had been cursed with seasickness or breakages. In... Click here for more info..