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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..

Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas - now open for 2018. 12/06/2018

Thinking of sailing south this autumn? Come and join the fleet as we head off towards the warmer climates of the Caribbean and South... Click here for more info..

Day 5 at sea. 10/11/2017

It's a new dawn, it's a new day and the crews are feeling good!Day 5 at sea and by now those on the leg to the BVIs have shaken off their... Click here for more info..

Go time for ARC Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas crews!. 05/11/2017

It was an early start to the day but crews have been preparing a long time to get ready for the off and were all eager to slip lines and... Click here for more info..

Rallies are open in Portsmouth, VA. 31/10/2017

It’s been a busy first half of the rally week, majority of the boats have arrived and safety inspections have begun.Those boats that did not... Click here for more info..

ARC Caribbean 1500 will arrive into Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI as planned . 15/09/2017

World Cruising Club has announced to skippers today that the ARC Caribbean 1500 will continue as per the published schedule to Nanny Cay,... Click here for more info..

Hurricane Irma - ARC Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas in BVI and Bahamas. 08/09/2017

ARC Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas RalliesHurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction across the northern Leeward Islands, including the... Click here for more info..

The 27th Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Tortola. 18/11/2016

For the third time in six years, the Caribbean 1500 got off a day ahead of schedule to take advantage of a promising weather window to get... Click here for more info..

All Boats Have Completed Caribbean 1500 / ARC Bahamas 2016!. 18/11/2016

Passion Place pulled into Nanny Cay Marina last night to raucous applause, loud toots from the airhorn and a rowdy crowd lined up on the... Click here for more info..

News update from roving reporter Scott Free!. 12/11/2016

As a quick Rally news update the Bahamas fleet have all arrived in Marsh Harbour with Lee & Rachel there to meet them in some warm &... Click here for more info..

First of the ARC Bahamas Fleet Arrives in Marsh Harbour!. 10/11/2016

As we awoke this morning and checked the YB feet viewer, several boats had whittled their DTF (Distance To Finish) down to the single... Click here for more info..

Crossing the midway point. 09/11/2016

It’s very easy to sit sipping a coffee watching the fleet viewer with the boats slowly tracking south and wonder what it is actually like... Click here for more info..

Sailing South!. 07/11/2016

Looking out onto the Ocean Yacht Marina it is very quiet now on the docks with all of the rally boats having departed.In the first 48 hours... Click here for more info..

The rallies set sail from Portsmouth!. 05/11/2016

Yesterday morning began with the announcement that the rallies would be leaving a day early to get out and across the gulf stream before a... Click here for more info..

Countdown to the Carib 1500 / ARC Bahamas Start. 03/11/2016

While it's still too early to call it 100%, as of Thursday morning the weather forecast is looking good for an on-time start! Fingers are... Click here for more info..

Styles by Jake: Haircuts at the Carib 1500!. 02/11/2016

We’ve had another beautiful day for the 2016 Caribbean 1500 program and preparations here in Portsmouth. A few more boats arrived this... Click here for more info..

Happy Halloween!. 01/11/2016

This year’s kick off party got off to a spooky start, what with Halloween falling on the same night! The crews took the spirit of the night... Click here for more info..

Day 2 at the Caribbean 1500/ARC Bahamas. 30/10/2016

Good morning everyone! Another beautiful day here in Portsmouth! It is great to have so many boats here already! Yesterday Isabelle &... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500 / ARC Bahamas Pre-Departure Program Begins in Portsmouth - Check-in Open!. 29/10/2016

Good morning everyone, The World Cruising Club team is now in Portsmouth and ready for the week’s events! The rally office is set up in the... Click here for more info..

2015 Caribbean 1500 Wraps up in Tortola. 24/11/2015

After a three-day weather delay thanks to late-season Hurrican Kate, and a fast passage at sea for most, the 2015 Caribbean 1500 wrapped up... Click here for more info..