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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..

Barbara Jean Sails In; Island Tour Yesterday. 22/11/2015

After 11 days, all but two yachts have arrived into Nanny Cay with the 1500 after their 1,400-mile passage. The most recent, ‘Barbara Jean’,... Click here for more info..

Nighttime Arrivals. 20/11/2015

There was no sleep for the weary last night. ‘Yellowshirt’ rally staff Jake Albano had only just arrived yesterday morning, having sailed... Click here for more info..

Land Ho! Tortola's First Arrival, plus Celebrating in the Bahamas. 18/11/2015

Yesterday afternoon, Moonwave, the Gunboat 60 catamaran, made their triumphant arrival into Nanny Cay Marina, the first yacht to cross the... Click here for more info..

Into the Trade Winds. 16/11/2015

All but two of the ARC Bahamas boats have now made landfall in Marsh Harbour.“We’ll take on the task of pulling together something fun for... Click here for more info..

Day 5 for Tortola Fleet; Land Ho in Marsh Harbor!. 15/11/2015

It’s the start of Day 5 for the Caribbean 1500 fleet. Most of the crews will by now have their sea legs and will be firmly into the... Click here for more info..

Crossing the Gulf Stream. 12/11/2015

The rally fleet is firmly in the Gulf Stream now, making good headway. While I've not heard directly from the boats, I'm guessing (and... 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..

Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas Delayed. 07/11/2015

'Atlantic Hurricane Season Isn't Over Yet!' - Today's headline on weather.com. While it's not as dramatic as The Weather Channel would like... Click here for more info..

Around the World with Jean du Sud. 05/11/2015

Thursday at the Caribbean 1500 in Portsmouth, VA offered a rare opportunity to see French-Canadian sailor Yves Gelinas’ award-winning film... Click here for more info..

Weather is the Talk on the Docks. 04/11/2015

Day 5 at the Caribbean 1500, and only three more full days prior to the planned departure here in Portsmouth, Virginia. Another day, another... Click here for more info..

City of Portsmouth & Ocean Marine Welcomes Sailors; Seminar Program Continues. 03/11/2015

Last evening the City of Portsmouth and Ocean Marine Yacht Center ‘officially’ welcomed the Caribbean 1500 participants to town with a happy... Click here for more info..

First Seminars on a Rainy Day in Portsmouth. 02/11/2015

The weather was a washout today in Portsmouth (and still is, as I write this in the middle of the afternoon here at the Rally Office). But... Click here for more info..

The 26th ARC Caribbean 1500 is On!. 31/10/2015

by Andy SchellHappy Halloween!It’s the last day of October 2015, and the 26th annual ARC Caribbean 1500 is under way! For the third straight... Click here for more info..

Meet the WCC Team at the Annapolis Boat Show, 2015. 10/09/2015

The Annapolis Boat Show takes place as usual in October, from 8-12 October in the heart of the city. With lots of attractions at the show... Click here for more info..

Tough leg to USA. 26/05/2015

With most of the fleet now pleased to be ashore since starting from Bermuda last Monday we are starting to receive reports that it was a... Click here for more info..

Weather Delay in Portsmouth, and Surprise Guest Mario Vittone!. 09/05/2015

As the BVI Fleet heads to the starting line, the Portsmouth fleet continues to wait.“It’s disappointing,” said Ian Clarke, skipper of Zoom,... Click here for more info..

ARC Europe Fleet Preparing in Portsmouth. 06/05/2015

The Rally Office officially opened this morning at Ocean Marine Yacht Center in historic Portsmouth, Virginia. The local forecast is... Click here for more info..

Experts share their cruising knowledge. 07/01/2015

Feedback from our boat show based Ocean Cruising Forum proves how useful the two-hour session is for those thinking about their future... 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..