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Caribbean 1500: Analyzing the Weather from the Passage South. 20/11/2015

We say this until we’re red in the face, but a passage south from the US East Coast can be brutal. The weather challenges in the fall – with late season hurricanes and early season winter gales – are mighty, and choosing a weather window is a mix of both skill and luck. You’ve got to know what to look for to make a break for it crossing the Gulf Stream. Beyond three or four days though, the forecast accuracy breaks down and it’s somewhat of a crapshoot.This year was an interesting one weather wise, and highlights a few lessons that any cruiser can take away – some new, some as old as the hills.Don’t Depart from New England – And Not Too EarlyDonald Street, the legendary ocean sailor who’s arguable shaped offshore sailing and Caribbean cruising over the past five decades more than anyone... Click here for more info..

Satori Crew Answers 10 Questions About Their Cruising Plans. 18/11/2015

Note: Lee & Rachel Cumberland quit their jobs, sold their house and cars and moved aboard Satori, their Tayana 37. They've just made... Click here for more info..

Hiking the 'Gut' in Tortola. 16/11/2015

by Andy SchellOriginally published in 2014.---The yellowshirt team, minus Lyall took a mission up the ‘gut’ behind the marina this... Click here for more info..

My Destiny as a Sailor: By Yves Gelinas. 04/11/2015

On Thursday, November 5, the Caribbean 1500 program will feature a private screening of 'Around the World with Jean du Sud' at... Click here for more info..

Planning for a Weather Window. 03/11/2015

A fall passage to the Caribbean from the northeast US is undoubtedly one of the more challenging offshore undertakings, both once at sea and... Click here for more info..

Annapolis Ocean Sailing Forum Podcast. 02/11/2015

Ocean Sailing Forum, Part 1Ocean Sailing Forum, Part 2Episodes 126 & 127 are parts one and two of World Cruising Club's 2015 Ocean... Click here for more info..

Tania Aebi ARC Europe Talk. 26/05/2015

Tania Aebi spoke at the ARC Europe Rally in Bermuda last Sunday, and Andy Schell recorded it for a podcast. Tania was skippering Jojo Maria,... Click here for more info..

Offshore Yacht Rigging Podcast with Mike Meer. 20/05/2015

Episode #102 of '59º North,' is Mike Meer, head rigger at Port Annapolis Marina and Rigging Inspector for the Caribbean 1500. It’s all about... Click here for more info..

Takeaways from Mario Vittone's ARC Europe Talk. 09/05/2015

Mario Vittone, former USCG rescue swimmer and now maritime safety consultant, made a surprise appearance on Friday with the ARC Europe fleet... Click here for more info..

Outfitting Your Boat Podcast. 01/04/2015

Live from World Cruising Club's Ocean Sailing Seminar weekend in Annapolis. Andy spends 90 minutes discussing boat types and how to... Click here for more info..

LIVE Podcast: Billy Cullen's Gadgets. 11/11/2014

Bill Cullen, accomplished offshore sailor and crewmember aboard Serenity in this year's Caribbean 1500, guest-hosts the podcast to discuss... Click here for more info..

Former USCG Rescue Swimmer on Offshore Safety. 31/10/2014

Mario Vittone, former USCG Rescue swimmer, spoke to the Caribbean 1500 rally this morning for a morning safety seminar prior to Sunday's... Click here for more info..

Tips for Crewing Offshore. 01/11/2014

As someone who is new to the offshore sailing world, I had many questions before going on my first offshore passage. What do I pack? How... Click here for more info..

LIVE Seminar: Mentally Preparing for the 1500. 31/10/2014

Andy Schell talks about common anxieties and what's worth worrying over - mission critical systems like the hull, rig and sails and crew... Click here for more info..

Podcast: Offshore Weather. 26/10/2014

Click here for the direct download link.Andy discusses his way of getting and interpreting weather forecasts offshore, and why he thinks... Click here for more info..

Podcast Andy Schell & NPR's Scott Neuman Talk Sailing Books. 07/10/2014

NPR's Scott Neuman chats with Andy about their favorite books that they'd bring along to a desert island or on a long offshore passage. They... Click here for more info..

Podcast: Master Rigger Brion Toss. 01/10/2014

This is a must-listen for anyone thinking of going offshore sailing. Brion Toss, a guru of yacht rigging, talks about all sorts of technical... Click here for more info..

Podcast: Crossing Oceans with Kids. 19/09/2014

David & Isabelle share their classic story of a ten-year dream-turned-reality to take their kids cruising. A French-Canadian couple from... Click here for more info..

Matt Rutherford Podcast, Landfall in Japan. 22/07/2014

Regular guest & sailing legend Matt Rutherford is back on the podcast to discuss his recent landfall in Japan, climbing Mt. Fuji, making... Click here for more info..

Cruising Lessons from Ocean Racers. 15/07/2014

by Andy Schell350 NW of Bermuda...'Sleijride' is nearly halfway back to Newport on the return delivery following the Bermuda Race last week.... Click here for more info..