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ARC DelMarVa, Caribbean 1500 & Round the World. 18/11/2016

For 26 years, the Caribbean 1500 has been the way to get south to the islands. Now, as World Cruising Club USA continues to develop other events closer to home and farther afield, its rallies are truly the way to fulfill your ocean sailing dreams.There are several yachts who’ve used ARC DelMarVa as both an inspirational stepping stone and a practical test in getting their boats and themselves ready for bigger and longer passages. The 1500 is often that next step.‘Rebekah May,’ a Prout 38 and the smallest catamaran in the fleet, arrived to Tortola in the middle of the night, sailing particularly fast for their little boat. “I had a pro onboard!” joked skipper Charles. “And we just had great wind,” he added. Dave Hornbach who crewed with ‘Rebekah May’ is an old-hand at the 1500, a perfect... Click here for more info..

Weather Challenges on a Fall Passage South. 03/11/2016

by Andy SchellA fall passage to the Caribbean from the northeast US is undoubtedly one of the more challenging offshore undertakings, both... Click here for more info..

Long-Range Weather Outlook for Caribbean 1500/ARC Bahamas Departure. 29/10/2016

It's only Day 1 at the rally here in Portsmouth, and the local weather is gorgeous. Highs will be in the 80s on Sunday, and the skies are... Click here for more info..

Toronto Ocean Sailing Forum (Live Audio Podcast). 03/08/2016

Click here for the direct download link.Episode 156 is another World Cruising Club ‘Ocean Sailing Forum,’ this one recorded back in January... Click here for more info..

Weather Routing & Forecasting, with Jeremy Davis, WRI Inc.. 23/06/2016

Click here for the direct download link.“We’ve talked to clients that have been in those Category 3 Hurricanes coming across the Yucatan... Click here for more info..

Understanding Weather & Passage Planning. 21/06/2016

“Based on the forecast, the best window for vessels to depart will be to leave in the early morning hours, near 0300-0400 EDT on the 22nd.... Click here for more info..

A Tail of Redemption, by Blue Summit. 22/11/2015

We didn’t catch a particularly large fish (no, it was not bigger than our boat). The battle wasn’t epic. The seas weren’t threatening to... Click here for more info..

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... 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..

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