|Atlantic Islands Sail Training Centre|
May/June 2013 Long Passages in warm waters!
Caribbean to the Azores - Azores to Gran Canaria
A great opportunity to gain miles and experience. Learn to use the sextant en route, or take your own sights for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster examination...
Keith, our school principal and an extremely experienced RYA Yachtmaster Ocean instructor, will be your skipper for this wonderful opportunity.
Keith skippered the yacht on the journey from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to St. Lucia, in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in November 2012 – the owners have been cruising the Caribbean since then.
The yacht: SY Orion is a Beneteau Oceanis 411 Clipper built in 2000. She is 12.6 metres in length and 3.94 at the beam, with a draft of 2.9.
Equipment includes: roller furling genoa , one line slab reefing with lazy-jacks, a spinnaker and a reaching genoa. At the nav station is a Raymarine chart plotter, radar and new B & G instrumentation as well as an SSB radio. We are able to send and receive emails throughout the passages
Places are available for the whole trip or as separate legs
The itinerary is as follows:
4th May – Keith will fly out to St. Lucia to make safety checks and preparations
- 11th May St Lucia to the Azores - approx. 14 to 16 days sailing - 2,200 nautical miles – arriving at the port of Horta on the island of Faial. Splitting costs of victualling, berthing, fuel etc. for volunteer crew
- Time to explore some of the islands in the Azores
- Friday 31st May The Azores to Gran Canaria (Puerto de Mogan) – approx. 7–9 days sailing (900nm). Splitting costs of victualling, berthing, fuel etc. for volunteer crew
For questions and bookings e-mail Angela: email@example.com of telephone: 0034 928 56 59 31