You will be sailing out of sight of land and running a full watch keeping rota day and night. You will not be crossing the full ocean but these small ocean passages are great introductions for a full ocean crossing.
If you want a taste of ocean sailing and get a tan, then we have several 8-14 day blue water passages. In the Autumn we have vessels heading South from Europe to their winter season sailing grounds like Canaries, tropical Cape Verde and the Caribbean. You don’t have to do the green bit in the English Channel. With cheap flights you can usually join in Spain, Portugal or the Canaries and skip straight to reliable sunshine, blue seas and flying fish.
Traditionally ships from Europe sailed South down the edge of Europe to the coast of Africa ‘until the butter melted.’ Setting off from the Canaries or more ideally Cape Verde, they were at the right latitude to cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean in the NE trade winds.
This perfect point of sailing a ‘broad reach’ offers a great way of eating up the miles day after day. The constant winds create an impressive long ocean swell, so look out for flying fish launching themselves into the air from crest to crest.
Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans
We anticipate offering a tall ship to sail around the world in about 12 legs starting in 2022.
Port Vendres to Fecamp MS240414
Port Vendres, France
Atlantic Crossing: Guadeloupe to Azores GR190324
Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe
Canaries to Tobago GR271223-A
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Las Palmas
Castara Bay, Tobago