The Caribbean 1500 is North America's longest running ocean crossing rally and is a must-do for many sailors.
The Caribbean 1500 is an extremely popular event. It is a fun rally that presents the perfect opportunity for sailing skills to be tested against one another in a competitive yet friendly race. The fleet sails from the Chesapeake to Nanny Cay on Tortola, British Virgin Islands and is a wonderful event to witness.
One of the features that makes the Caribbean 1500 unique is that any cruising yacht can take part without having to obtain racing certificates or special insurance. Safety is a key element of the rally, with requirements matching those of the Newport Bermuda Race and Sydney Hobart Race.
Safety is a key element of the rally, with requirements matching those of the Newport Bermuda Race and Sydney Hobart Race.
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Laced like emerald drops in the glittering waters of the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are peppered with pristine beaches, hidden coves and picturesque anchorages. Humbling and magical these volcanic islands are rugged in character and strikingly beautiful. Those looking for calm, tranquil sailing, deserted bays and excellent dive spots needn’t look any further than the British Virgin Islands.
Saturated with sun, this dazzling location offers the epitome of a paradise vacation, with sugar white sun-kissed beaches, a warm climate and beautiful scenery all year round. The Caribbean offers abundant water sport opportunities, clear blue skies and inviting azure waters. This captivating location is brimmed with aquatic life which surrounds dozens of picturesque islands, each unique in character and charm.