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Old 14-02-2015, 10:47   #1
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Atlantic crossing

Hi All, not sure if this is the right forum but here goes. Is anybody sailing from the West Indies to Europe in the next couple of weeks as I have a friend (she is compitant) who is trying to find a berth in order for her to join me in the UK.
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Old 14-02-2015, 11:21   #2
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Re: Atlantic crossing

Most do that passage in May or June. The weather in the North Atlantic along the preferred route is generally pretty bad before then.
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Hi Andy,

Its too early to go. Needs to be May/June.

About 10 people were killed last year on that trip so its one to ensure is done at the correct time.


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Why not send her a plane ticket? As a cruiser I have had requests from individuals for passage. I figured there was not a big upside to the proposition and there could be a huge downside, as no good deed goes unpunished.

The downside is arriving after a 20 day passage and having immigration tell you that your crew, the one you did a favor for, is not welcome in country. Then they prevent you from landing and a major hassle begins.
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Sint Maarten to Paris with Air France seemed pretty reasonable last time I did it.. a tad over 500...
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Thanks people, I guess I already new the answer but thought I'd ask anyway. Looks like the flights are the only option.
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