Want to cross an ocean? Need more miles?
Are you looking for more miles for your qualifications? Or just want to experience what it’s like to do an ocean crossing? Then our passage-making, mile-building trips could be for you.
Offshore passage, Gibraltar to Gran Canaria - (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 – 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.
The transatlantic return from the Caribbean, west to east, starting in Antigua and making a passage via the Azores to the south of Spain. At around 4000nm, 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 - Antigua to the Azores - approx 2600nm
Each year the weather is different, but typically our route will take us up to about latitude 30deg 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
After a stopover in the Azores we head south east. 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.
- We also welcome your interest in joining for shorter deliveries and positioning trips in either the Caribbean or Mediterranean. Please contact us for further information.