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Sailing the loop with ARC DelMarVa 2017 . 14/07/2017

On June 23rd, 12 boats in this year’s ARC DelMarVa fleet assembled in Annapolis for the Rally Skipper’s Briefing and social Happy Hour held at the Chesapeake Sailmakers loft. Participants from eight states were amongst the crews, many familiar with sailing the protective waters of the Chesapeake Bay, but excited at the prospect of an offshore leg sailing outside the peninsular from Portsmouth, VA to Cape May, NJ.This year’s rally would see the fleet cover a 450nm ‘loop’ from Annapolis to Annapolis, counter-clockwise around the DelMarVa Peninsula over the course of a week. Divided into three legs, each passage has its own distinct pleasures and challenges, and stopovers en route gave time to explore the historic ports of Annapolis, Portsmouth and Cape May. A preparation seminar, held in... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa 2016 is in the books!. 26/06/2016

Officially, 23 boats completed the 450-mile loop around the DelMarVa peninsula, wrapping up the festivities last night at the prize giving... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa Fleet Safely Completes Offshore Leg. 23/06/2016

It was an uneventful Leg 2 for the 2016 ARC DelMarVa Fleet, and sometimes that's just the way we like it! The fleet departed Portsmouth, VA... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa Fleet Headed Offshore. 22/06/2016

It was a nighttime mission for the ARC DelMarVa fleet leaving the dock this morning. Just before the dawn, 22 boats of the 24 boat fleet... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa Offshore Leg Delayed until Early Wednesday Morning. 20/06/2016

With a series of cold fronts marching across the US midwest, Rally Control has decided to delay the start of Leg 2, the offshore leg from... Click here for more info..

Leg 1 Offers Sublime Start to 2016 ARC DelMarVa. 20/06/2016

The starting gun fired at exactly 10:00 Eastern Time Sunday morning, the eve of the Summer Solstice, and 19 rally yachts took the start of... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500 Heads Offshore After Hurricane Kate Delay. 11/11/2015

On Sunday morning, the disturbance in the tropics that we here at the rally office and WRI, our weather forecasters, were monitoring,... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa 2015 is in the books!. 28/06/2015

Saturday night’s prizegiving party at the Eastport Democratic Club heralded a fun-filled ending to a fantastic rally. But first, the fleet... Click here for more info..

DelMarVa Fleet Complete the Offshore Leg to Cape May!. 24/06/2015

Excitement was in the air on Monday night in Portsmouth, VA, as the crews of the 2015 ARC DelMarVa rally gathered at Roger Brown’s on High... Click here for more info..

Smooth – and fast! – Sailing down the Chesapeake. 22/06/2015

Despite the uneasiness about the remnants of Tropical Storm ‘Bill’ and how quickly it would move out of the area Saturday night, the 2015... Click here for more info..

ARC DelMarVa Start in T-Minus 2 Hours!. 21/06/2015

The skies were threatening last night at Chesapeake Sailmakers during the 2015 ARC DelMarVa Skipper’s Briefing, and rumors were flying about... Click here for more info..

Avanti & Corsair Take Top Honors at the 25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Prizegiving. 16/11/2014

In the slowest year since 2011, with the last boat still at sea as we go to press – with nearly 100 miles yet to go – the ARC Caribbean 1500... Click here for more info..

Lest We Forget: The Carib 1500 Crews Who Won't Make it to Tortola This Year. 14/11/2014

Nothing ever bad happens in the rally, right? If you read the daily news stories over the years, you’d certainly think so. But despite what... Click here for more info..

One Fleet, Two Very Different Stories. 12/11/2014

Falcon, the 80’ Cookson, did the expected and beat the rest of the fleet to the BVI. The ex-America’s Cup training vessel, now a tricked out... Click here for more info..

Yellowshirts in the (rainy) Caribbean / First ARC Bahamas boats make landfall. 08/11/2014

After a brief respite back in Amish Country, where the Rally Control team was based after the Portsmouth pre-departure program, we’re back... Click here for more info..

Day 4 - The fleet is getting their sea legs. 06/11/2014

“The later you are, the more excited dogs are to see you.”That’s Club Carp’s ‘dog quote of the day,’ from Day 1 at sea. They’ve taken to a... Click here for more info..

Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas Delayed: Start 1200 Monday, November 3. 02/11/2014

It was a windy night at Ocean Marine Yacht Center. At 10:30 last night, Rally Control received a call from Delphinus, a catamaran headed to... 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..

ARC DelMarVa Finishes on a High Note. 15/06/2014

ARC DelMarVa Rally Finishes on a High NoteThe weather finally turned. At just after midnight on Saturday morning, the cold front that had... Click here for more info..