Atlantic Crossing

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Atlantic Crossing 2024: from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean

There are 3 legs for this crossing, you may choose to participate in one, two or all three and get a 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.

  • Leg 1: ANTIGUA – AZORES April 15 – May 3
  • Leg 2: AZORES – MALLORCA May 6 – May 17
  • Leg 3: MALLORCA – ITALY May 19 – May 25

 

Leg 1: ANTIGUA – AZORES April 15 – May 3

Joining location: April 10th in Antigua, Caribbean. At our school Crew House, 414a villa, Jolly Harbour Marina.

Before crossing the Atlantic Ocean, we plan to prepare the boat for the longer passage all together – shore based team, skipper and the crew. 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. During this time the crew can not stay on board, as we will be working on the boat daily, therefore you will need to arrange your accommodation for these days.

We plan to leave Antigua on April 15th. There is no fixed route and the passage planning will be based on weather forecasts and crew arrival. Therefore there is no exact arrival time, but we are planning to arrive in Azores at the Marina da Horta for crew rest/refuel/reprovision around May 3rd.

Contribution for Leg 1: 1500$ + shared provisioning (approx. 15USD 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 2: AZORES – MALLORCA May 6 – May 17

Joining location: May 6th in Marina da Horta.

There is no fixed route and the passage planning will be based on weather forecasts and crew arrival. Therefore there is no exact arrival time, but we are planning to arrive in Mallorca at Puerto de Palma de Mallorca for crew rest/refuel/reprovision around May 17th.

Contribution for leg 2 or 2+3: 1500$ + shared provisioning (approx. 15USD 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: MALLORCA – ITALY May 19 – May 25

Joining location: May 19th in Puerto de Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca.

There is no fixed route and the passage planning will be based on weather forecasts and crew arrival. Therefore there is no exact arrival time, but we are planning to arrive in Pisa around May 25th.

Contribution for leg 3: 750$ + shared provisioning (approx. 15USD 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.

GET INSPIRED – read our blogs HERE about ARC and Atlantic Crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia in 2022!

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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

Dufour 44

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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