Sail back across the Atlantic from the Caribbean
This year we intend to depart from Le Marin, Martinique during the first week of May.
The transatlantic return from the Caribbean, west to east, makes a passage via the Azores to the south of Spain. At around 3500NM, the crossing is varied and can be challenging.
The trip is divided into two legs, and you can join for either or both.
Leg 1 - Martinique to the Azores - approx. 2400NM
Each year the weather is different, but typically our route will take us up to about latitude 30º north, where we turn to the east, skirting the Azores high pressure system. The passage is around 14-17 days and the weather is dominated by the Azores High.
Leg 2 - Azores to Gibraltar - approx. 1100NM
There is a planned stop for a few days in the Azores and it is at this point where you can leave the boat or continue towards the final destination of Gibraltar.
After a stopover in the Azores we head south east towards Gibraltar. At the end of May/early June the conditions can be variable, often with the famous Portuguese trade winds [NE] providing an exciting fast reach. This leg takes about 7 days.
If you are building miles towards an Ocean Yacht Master exam or want to gain more ocean experience, Valerio is happy to provide you with advice and practice with helming, sail trim, navigation, sextant use or any other sailing skills needing improvement.
If you are interested in joining us for the Transat back, please contact us for further information.
MILE BUILDING - OCTOBER 2019
Offshore passage, Gibraltar to Gran Canaria - approx. 700NM. Join Milanto for a delivery cruise down to the Canaries. It is a fun sail, and a great way to get into ocean sailing and experience life onboard for days at a time and hopefully in some autumn sunshine. You have the chance to get used to a watch system and other duties - and for anyone doing the ARC this leg can be a valuable training experience.
If you are interested in joining us for shorter deliveries and positioning trips in either the Caribbean or Mediterranean, please contact us for further information.