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Caribbean 1500 ???

I have a question. I know that the Caribbean 1500, like the ARC is not properly a race but it has a classification, prizes and nobody likes to be behind.

The question is why on the Caribbean 1500 the cruisers/racers use a lot more the engine, I mean many run it for 60 hours and more while on the ARC the engine is much less used?

I know that on the ARC the time is chosen to have the trade winds blowing, on the Caribbean the timing is not also coincident with favorable winds?

If not why not?

Several sailboats run the engine for more than 75 hours and since they are mostly 45/50fts that means about 520nm out of 1500 on engine and about 450L (or more) of diesel. Is not that too much for an offshore long distance crossing?
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