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ARC DelMarVa Itinerary

ARC DelMarVa Route

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.

2018 Schedule

Leg Date  Description
 ~22 AprilARC DelMarVa Offshore Seminar
Annapolis, MD
  Jun-15Captain's Briefing & Farewell Party, Annapolis, MD
 1 Jun-16Depart Annapolis MD. Overnight sail to Portsmouth VA
  Jun-17Arrive Portsmouth VA. Happy Hour
 2 Jun-18Depart Portsmouth for Delaware Bay
 3 Jun-20Transit C&D Canal
  Jun-23Finish & Prizegiving Dinner in Annapolis, MD

Note the flexible dates for the start's of Leg 2 and Leg 3 – the Offshore Leg will be dictated by the weather, which will in turn affect the Leg 3 start date

Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA

  • Safe departure port
  • A world-class marina complex
  • Close to down town historic Portsmouth