More than 1,200 boats and 5,000 ralliers have participated in the Caribbean 1500 since it began in 1990. This popular event leaves from Hampton, Virginia, on November 4, 2012, and heads down to either Green Turtle Cay (for ARC Bahamas participants) or Nanny Cay, BVI. The Caribbean 1500 attracts a diverse fleet of experienced sailors on racing designs, classic plastics, production cruisers, and multihulls. Kids and pets are also frequently aboard! Planning seminars are available as well as a pre-departure tutorial, and crew is available if needed.