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Danny and Yvonne Simms

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2009
Owners, Ocean Pearl, Amel Super Maramu

We are a Kiwi couple and from 26th June we have been cruising the East Coast of the US, from Ft. Lauderdale up to Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, then over to Maine for a month before the cold turned us around to head south again. Down we went through the Cape Cod Canal, Long Island Sound and New York. As we


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Rick and Julie Palm

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2009
Boat: Altair

Yee-haw! What a terrific way to finish up the passage. On the last day of this year’s Caribbean 1500, we completed a 200.6 mile day from noon to noon. For a boat like ours, a 200 mile day is the equivalent of a four-minute mile (in 1975). We charged along under blue skies and puffy white clouds going 8-10 knots, beam reaching in 18-20 knots of wind. It


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Steve Ormond

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2009
Crew, Lady, Catalina 470First-time Caribbean 1500 Crew Member

Trying to land a berth as a crewmember on a Tortola-bound Caribbean 1500 vessel is a bit like one of those middle school dances, where the boys and girls try to match up without knowing much about each other, where there is competition for the best partners and where the


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Gail Bowdish

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2009
Crew, Joy For All, Farr 50

2009 was my fifth Caribbean 1500, and the second crewing on Joy For All. It was a clean start, with enough wind to sail and we quickly settled into our watch rotation. My watches were 12:00 to 3:00, so I took the first watch. On Joy For All, the “on watch” crew is responsible for sail trim, watching for other boats,


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Chip and Nan Davison

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2009
Boat make: Dawn 48Owners/ admiral and captain: Nan and Chip Davison / Boothbay, MECrew: Sam Scott, Scott Briggs, Jeff Curtis, Charlie Cochrane, Brett Korpella

It has been a dream of Chip’s to do the Caribbean 1500 and we definitely picked the right year to make the trip. What a sail! One of our goals was to share this offshore


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