CSSN Welcomes the ARC and ARC+ 2016 rally participants to the Caribbean

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CSSN Welcomes the ARC and ARC+ 2016 rally participants to the Caribbean

The first Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) rally participants arrived in the Caribbean in 1986, and 2016 celebrates the 30th year of this popular cruising rally. This year the World Cruising Club organized 2 separate fleets which recently crossed the Atlantic making landfall in Rodney Bay St. Lucia. The ARC+ fleet departed Gran Canaria for an 850 nm trip to Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, and after a stopover, continued the additional 2100 nm to St Lucia. The ARC fleet departed Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, several days after the Cape Verde departure, for the 2700 nm voyage to St. Lucia.

Notably, this year the first arrival in Rodney Bay was an ARC fleet racer, setting a new record. Rambler 88 recorded a time of only 8d 6h 29m 15s, 1 h 10m 15s faster than the prior record, set last year. This is the 4th consecutive year that the ARC racing division record has been reset. The majority of the ARC+ fleet arrived first in St. Lucia. Both groups held festive prize giving ceremonies, recognizing boats in all racing and cruising divisions as well as other special achievements. You can review the detailed results of both rallies on the WCC website (link here).

Those completing the Atlantic crossing to Rodney Bay in the two combined fleets included 272 boats and 1669 people from 48 different nations, the youngest participant only 18 months and the oldest 80 years.

CSSN congratulates all participants on their achievement and hopes all will enjoy safe cruising in the Caribbean. CSSN encourages those who are new to the Caribbean, and those who are returning to utilize the many resources made available at the CSSN website www.safetyandsecuritynet.org . Check out our helpful FAQ to get a quick overview, or use our powerful Search function to locate specific information of interest quickly, drill down on the details of the HOTSpots info graphic and don’t’ forget to sign up for (free) ALERTS, stay well informed and Know Before You Go !

 

 

 

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The Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) Welcomes The ARC 2015 fleet to St Lucia and The Caribbean

cropped-security_matters_logo.jpgThe Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) Welcomes The ARC 2015fleet to St Lucia and The Caribbean

Congratulations on your safe arrival to the St Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina.  For those of you who are new to the region, or those returning after an absence, The Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) offers you information to help you cruise the Caribbean safely.

The Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN)’s primary mission is the collection and dissemination of accurate information relating to crimes against yachts in the Caribbean, enabling cruisers to make intelligent, well informed decisions about how and where they cruise.

This is accomplished through the resources and information available on our website, Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed. The CSSN website includes all of the current and historic information on reported incidents. We provide a variety of other valuable information as well.

CSSN invites you to check out our website www.safetyandsecuritynet.org.

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Even if you are familiar with CSSN, check out the newest features and improvements to our site.

    • 2015 HOT SPOTS info-graphic – see all this year’s incident reports at a glance… then go to the spreadsheet and drill down to specific location and incident detail
    • Use the powerful site SEARCH box to find the latest NEWS&REPORTS for any location or any time frame.
    • The Islands Reports tab gives you access to the entire 10-year historic database of crimes against cruisers reported to CSSN, and it is easily sorted/customized to any area/island/anchorage you choose.
    • The Precautions lists, where you will find helpful suggestions about protecting your property and yourself, contributed by other cruisers.
    • The Boatwatch tab will tell you how and provide links that you can share with your friends and family to use if they need make emergency contact with you.
    • And there is much much more.

But most importantly, click the icon to sign up for our very popular ALERTS! which will deliver privately to your email inbox all future CSSN incident reports and NEWS items, keeping you up to date on the latest events. You can now choose full or low bandwidth mode subscriptions, on whatever schedule you desire.

And of course, it’s all FREE. CSSN has no advertisers or sponsors; and we won’t share your 
details with anyone, ever. We rely on the cruising community to self-report, (use the easy Incident Reporting icon) for the benefit of all.

So, settle in and then take a few minutes and check us out, bookmark the CSSN site, and sign up for ALERTS ! , making it simple to …

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The Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) Welcomes The ARC Caribbean 1500 fleet to the BVI and the Caribbean

cropped-security_matters_logo.jpgThe Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) Welcomes The ARC Caribbean 1500 fleet to the Caribbean

Congratulations on your safe arrival to the Nanny Cay, BVI. For those of you who are new to the region, or those returning after an absence, The Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) offers you information to help you cruise the Caribbean safely.

The Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN)’s primary mission is the collection and dissemination of accurate information relating to crimes against yachts in the Caribbean, enabling cruisers to make intelligent, well informed decisions about how and where they cruise.

This is accomplished through the resources and information available on our website, Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed. The CSSN website includes all of the current and historic information on reported incidents. We provide a variety of other valuable information as well.

CSSN invites you to check out our website www.safetyandsecuritynet.org.

ScreenHunter_07 Oct. 23 17.03
Even if you are familiar with CSSN, check out the newest features and improvements to our site.

    • 2015 HOT SPOTS info-graphic – see all this year’s incident reports at a glance… then go to the spreadsheet and drill down to specific location and incident detail
    • Use the powerful site SEARCH box to find the latest NEWS&REPORTS for any location or any time frame.
    • The Islands Reports tab gives you access to the entire 10-year historic database of crimes against cruisers reported to CSSN, and it is easily sorted/customized to any area/island/anchorage you choose.
    • The Precautions lists, where you will find helpful suggestions about protecting your property and yourself, contributed by other cruisers.
    • The Boatwatch tab will tell you how and provide links that you can share with your friends and family to use if they need make emergency contact with you.
    • And there is much much more.

But most importantly, click the icon to sign up for our very popular ALERTS! which will deliver privately to your email inbox all future CSSN incident reports and NEWS items, keeping you up to date on the latest events. You can now choose full or low bandwidth mode subscriptions, on whatever schedule you desire.

And of course, it’s all FREE. CSSN has no advertisers or sponsors; and we won’t share your 
details with anyone, ever. We rely on the cruising community to self-report, (use the easy Incident Reporting icon) for the benefit of all.

So, settle in and then take a few minutes and check us out, bookmark the CSSN site, and sign up for ALERTS ! , making it simple to …

Know Before You Go !”

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