Fall Cruising Rallies 2015

Sailing south this fall? Go with a group with one of the fall cruising rallies.

Caribbean 1500

Racing on a sailing vacation in the BVI

Cruisers race in the BVI

Sailing can be more fun with more boats around!Eleanor Merrill

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.
worldcruising.com/Carib1500

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.
sailopo.com

Salty Dawg

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.
saltydawgrally.org

Baja Ha-Ha

October 25 - November 7
San Diego, California, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
baja-haha.com

ARC

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.
worldcruising.com/arc

ARC Bahamas

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.
worldcruising.com/arc_bahamas