Are you ready to spent a long time at sea and cross the Atlantic Ocean?
The Ar Seiz Avel will be, she'll be tugging on her
lines impatiently and so will be the crew !
Deep blue water 3100nm miles lie ahead of us ! That is a very very long way. The fresh food lockers will be loaded to the brim. This should be a great tradewind voyage and with the wind predominantly blowing out of the North East, we should enjoy plenty of downwind sailing. "Yes" we are planning to fly our colorful spinnaker for many days.
Downwind Sailing means we will have to hand steer the boat which is the best practice one could ask for to further your steering skills in open ocean. There will also be plenty of time on this voyage to learn plotting, dead reckoning, offshore sail handling, weather routing, watch keeping and “Celestial Navigation” skills starting by taking a “Noonsight” with your sextant.. Enjoy beautiful nights under starry skies that spans the full horizon. See the moonrise and enjoy solitude in the cockpit during “watch” all the time being tethered safely to the boat while the rest of the crew is sleeping.
By the end of this voyage you can be assured to know whether “Offshore sailing” is for you! Needless to say you will have gained plenty of new offshore sailing skills and will be a more confident sailor after this experience. Antigua will look great on the horizon. On the South side of the Island we will turn the corner and plot a course for the traditional and beautiful English harbour."
"Cheers sailor we made it...we crossed the Atlantic...good on Ye"
Las Palmas, Cape Verde Sal Island, Tradewind sailing, Barbados