Originally Posted by Brandywine
Most of the routes I have seen have you going on to the Caribbean or Brazil after St Helena and not back up to Europe or the Med.
Via Brazil then up close to the azores
then turn right is the old sailing route to keep the wind
abaft the beam for the most time. But you don't have to do it that way. If you don't mind light wind
on the nose then go anyway you like. No hurricanes / cyclones in south atlantic so go whenever you like. North east atlantic just watch for forming hurricanes between cape verde
and caribbean between june and November.
The west coast
is vastly un cruised and places like Gahna, Cote D'Ivorie, and Senegal amongst others are meant to be stunning, safe (ish), friendly and wonderfully unexplored.
Islands are pretty good too and the only touch of Africa
than many get. So much the pitty.
All the best.