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Cruising Rallies Ho!

Crew of Club Carp. Credit: Jeffrey Carpenter

The southeast coast of the United States offers a wealth of idyllic cruising grounds. However, when the desire strikes to venture further offshore to ports south such as those in the Caribbean, one question may be what is the best …

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Sailing Offshore with the DelMarVa Rally

Sojourner at DelMarVa Rally start. Photo by Dan Phelps, SpinSheet Magazine

During the third day of the 2013 Caribbean 1500, the wind reached its peak. Northerly gusts howled in excess of 35 knots. Sojourner, my dad’s 1986 Wauquiez Hood 38, was about to exit the Gulf Stream, sailing on a lumpy, …

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Good Seamanship

Topaz at C1500 Start. Teresa Carey

I’m going to kick this column off with a story I’ve been involved with over the past three weeks. My wife Mia and I have been running the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) Caribbean 1500 rally now for a few …

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The Oracle Says Rally Around the Shearlegs

Never mind a crane, pass the block and tackle

The rallies are coming! Yes, it’s the time of year when fleets of boats from Europe and the US descend on the Caribbean. The ARC, the Caribbean 1500, the Salty Dawg and the new Christmas Caribbean Rally are all heading …

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Caribbean 1500 Bound for the Bahamas

The Caribbean 1500 Departing from Hampton VA

The 23rd running of the Caribbean 1500 cruising rally began with a hurricane. “Storms can be so disrespectful!” joked the crew of T’ai Chi, one of the ARC Bahamas fleet yachts this year. “Hurricane Sandy is extremely inconvenient (not to …

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The Caribbean 1500: Historic Early Departure

Rally veterans Miles and Anne Poor arrived into Nanny Cay on their Tayana 55 Karina in the early hours of the morning.

Steve Black, the Caribbean 1500’s founding father, confirmed after the start of the event that it was the first time in its 23-year history that it actually left the Chesapeake early. Fall on the US east coast is always a …

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Caribbean 1500 Rally to the Caribbean

The combination of tried and true and something new has been the formula for success for the World Cruising Club’s (WCC) Caribbean 1500 Rally. This year, 40 to 50 yachts will depart November 4th from Hampton, Virginia, some headed for …

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23rd Caribbean 1500 Cruisers Begin Arriving in Hampton

Largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America heads to Caribbean at 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 4 On November 4, the largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America, the Caribbean 1500, departs historic Fort Monroe …

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Getting Ready for the Caribbean 1500

It’s hard to believe that 15 years have passed since the 1st Caribbean 1500 in 1989. Having crewed in the 1993 event on Jessie, an Alden 54 that won 1st place, I know firsthand how truly exciting this rally is. Taking …

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