This question came up just a few weeks ago, and I posted detailed answers here....
Originally Posted by khart13
Me and my boyfriend are looking at sailing from Canada back to Europe (England) in a few years and are starting to plan the best time of year to go.
We read that June - August was an ok time to go is this correct? would you recommend do via the Azores or via Greenland and then down through the Irish Sea?
1) Please follow this direct link to the specific post answering most of your question...
azores 2014 how safe is it?
(this link will take you directly to the discussion about leaving from Newfoundland
2) In general, June and July are good months to do this passage
....and most (myself included) will recommend that you head
South or Southeasterly until 39*N - 40*N, and then head
easterly towards the Azores....
Unless you are both experienced high latitude sailors, and/or are well prepared for the colder waters, etc., nobody is going to recommend Greenland, etc.....
(FYI, the more southerly you track along this voyage, the more you need to keep an eye out for any tropical development...)
3) Finally, I applaud you for asking questions and desiring to learn....the smartest people I've ever met have been ones asking questions!!!
But, having written that....if you are asking this question here, I'm wondering if you guys may not be quite ready for an Atlantic crossing
??? (maybe you are, and just checking for some sound advice, so no worries...but in case this is going to be your first offshore passage
, please be aware that the N. Atlantic can be a bitch....)
I hope this helps...
s/v Annie Laurie