Cruisers race in the BVI
Proposed departure: November 8
The longest-running ocean crossing rally in North America, the ‘1500’ is a must-do for many cruisers. The ARC Caribbean 1500 fleet sails from Portsmouth, VA at the mouth the Chesapeake Bay to Nanny Cay on Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
NARC (North American Rally to the Caribbean)
Proposed departure: November 1
Newport – Bermuda – St. Maarten (or BVI). The Rally is restricted to professionally crewed boats or boats that are big enough or fast enough to get to Bermuda in 4 to 4 1/2 days and crewed by experienced crew who have made the passage before.
Proposed departure: November 2
The Rally for experienced blue water sailors will depart, weather permitting, on November 2 from Hampton, Virginia and other points along the US east coast to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands and other Caribbean destinations.
October 25 – November 7
San Diego, California, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Proposed departure: November 3 and November 15
Every November since 1986 the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has set sail from Las Palmas, bound 2,700 nautical miles westward across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
Proposed departure: November 5
The ARC Bahamas fleet sails from Portsmouth, VA at the mouth the Chesapeake Bay to Harborview Marina, in Marsh Harbor in the Abacos.