Atlantic Crossing

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Atlantic Crossing 2022: from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean!

This event is comprised of two parts, first three shorter legs from Italy to the Canaries, and then the Atlantic Crossing. You may choose to participate in one, two or all three legs to the Canaries, just the Atlantic, or and get the full experience from preparation to the final docking.

The Atlantic Crossing and passages are an exciting and unique experience. They will involve a period of preparation prior to the crossing during which we will ready the boat for the crossing, have some sail training together, plan the provisioning and learn about safety while building our team spirit before heading out.

  • LEG1: PISA–MALLORCA October 19th-24th
  • LEG 2: MALLORCA- GIBRALTAR October 26th – November 1st
  • LEG 3: GIBRALTAR – CANARIES November 2nd-Nov 11th
  • ATLANTIC CROSSING: crew arrival in LAS PALMAS on November 15th, and we leave November 20th towards St. LUCIA

 

LEG1: PISA–MALLORCA

Joining location: Marina di Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

There is no fixed route, and the passage and planning will be based on weather forecasts and our crew, therefore there is no exact arrival time, but we are planning to be in Mallorca at Puerto de Palma de Mallorca for crew rest/refuel/reprovision on October 24th

Contribution: 599€ plus shared provisioning (approx. 10 EUR max per day covers healthy and balanced meals cooked on board). You are responsible for your travel and shore costs to reach/leave the boat.

 

LEG2: MALLORCA–GIBRALTAR

Joining location: Puerto de Palma de Mallorca.

Again there is no fixed route, and the passage and planning will be based on weather forecasts and our crew, therefore there is no exact arrival time, but we are planning to be in Gibraltar at Marina Bay for crew rest/refuel/reprovision on November 1st.

Contribution: 599€ plus shared provisioning (approx. 10 EUR max per day covers healthy and balanced meals cooked on board). You are responsible for your travel and shore costs to reach/leave the boat.

 

LEG 3: GIBRALTAR- CANARIES

Joining location: Marina Bay, Gibraltar.

Again there is no fixed route, and the passage and planning will be based on weather forecasts, tidal passage in the straight of Gibraltar, and our crew, therefore there is no exact arrival time, but we are planning to be in Las Palmas for the end of the leg on November 11th.

Contribution: 899€ plus shared provisioning (approx. 10 EUR max per day covers healthy and balanced meals cooked on board). You are responsible for your travel and shore costs to reach/leave the boat

 

 Atlantic Crossing

Joining location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Crew arrival date: November 15th, 2022

Before crossing the Atlantic Ocean, we plan to prepare the boat for the longer passage after it has been delivered by 3 previous Legs. To ensure everyone is familiar with he boat, safety and maintenance, we expect the crossing crew to join for the whole preparation process – 5 days before the planned date of the Crossing. During this time we will plan the provisioning, assign watchkeeping and other duties on board, do safety drills and little sailing practice together.

We are participating in the ARC  World Cruising Club Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and you will be part of all the events, trainings and support that they provide.

Departure date with the ARC: November 20th, 2022

Contribution fee: 2,975€ plus shared provisioning (approx. 10 EUR max per day covers healthy and balanced meals cooked on board). You are responsible for your travel and shore costs to reach/leave the boat.

 

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Included Safety equipment for the boat

Insurance for the boat

ARC Rally fees and entry to all events

Accomodation on board in a shared cabin

Sheets, pillow cover, quick dry towel

Docking fees, fuel and water 

Quick dry long sleeve SPF 50 shirt, neck buff, water bottle

Not included Food provisioning to share with other participants

Transport to and from the departure location

Personal insurance and documents (visas, certifications etc.) 

Personal wet weather gear, personal safety equipment

Sailboat

Grand Soleil 43, which has 3 double cabins, two heads, a saloon, galley and high standard of safety. The boat is a Category 0 coded vessel.

Bring along Special packing and joining instructions will be sent by email
Participants             

Maximum of 6 crew on board plus the Skipper and a First mate. The Skipper is a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and the First Mate is a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore.

Duties on board

You will be expected to hold watchkeeping responsibilities, which will include day and night watches, general sailing, helming, cooking, cleaning, pre- crossing duties, and post-crossing cleaning, sorting sails etc. Watches and responsibilities will be allocated to all members equally and also according to experience.

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