The Exodus Has Begun
Published on November 14th, 2017
Each year at this time the cavalry comes to the Caribbean through numerous rallies and races for sailors that seek a warmer climate. Here’s the event list compiled by the Caribbean Sailing Association.
Salty Dawg (Fall Rally):
A fleet of 68 boats started on November 2nd, 2017 from Hampton, Virginia near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and arrive at Falmouth Harbour in Antigua within 10 days although some will be stopping off in the Bahamas and the BVI. Tracking.
ARC Caribbean 1500:
The ARC Caribbean 1500 began on November 5th from Portsmouth, VA at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay with 18 boats sailing to Nanny Cay in Tortola, British Virgin Island. Tracking.
Mini Transat (Leg 2 – Las Palmas to Le Marin in Martinique):
The Mini Transat started out approximately 40 years ago, where 24 small boats decided that they were doing a Transatlantic race starting from England solo handed destined to Antigua. The Mini Transat has grown since then, with 78 boats from 10 different countries competing. They are on their way to Guadeloupe. Tracking.
Transat Jacques Vabre:
The Transat Jacques Vabre has been in existence for 24 years and is the longest-running two-handed transat. The source of this race is a historical route: The coffee route. It is an event with an expert mix of tastes, vintages, aromas, and characters. This year 37 boats started the race in Le Havre racing to Bahia, Brazil and then some boats plan to head up to the region. Tracking.
The Arc + Cape Verdes left Gran Canaria on the November 5 and the ARC direct to St. Lucia leaves Las Palmas on the November 19. In all nearly 200 boats will join he fleet. Details.
RORC Transatlantic Race 2017:
The fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race starts at the Marina Lanzarote, Canary Island, on November 25 and is heading to Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina, Grenada. Twenty-two boats are currently on the entry list. Details.