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 in Tortola with the final prizegiving on Monday, November 23, just in time for crews to get home for Thanksgiving.2015 was a tricky year for the 1500 departure – traditionally the rally heads to sea on the first Sunday in November, but this year that was November 1. The decision was made early on to push the start to November 8 to allow Hurricane season to fizzle out some more. And it was the right one.Yachts that left from Hampton the week before with the Salty Dawg Rally experienced headwinds and calms, and some indeed saw windspeeds in the 60s as they skirted Kate, which had formed after they’d departed.The later start date, delayed even more by... Click here for more info..