Hi Frankie. We've bought 2 new lagoons from les sables down the coast, into the med and currently in the Caribbean
. Both boats we picked up mid May, which I think is the best delivery
time, weather wise. It's just warming up and by the time you reach la coruna the Portuguese trades should be blowing from the N to make for good sailing all the way down the Atlantic coast. This will give you a full season of med sailing, or 6 months lazy sailing and exploring to the canaries
. Both are good options. The Northern Spain
Coast and rias are fantastic cruising grounds, and cheap
compared to anywhere else nearby. Lots of great anchorages
and local culture to keep you entertained. Portugal
is also fantastic to sail and explore.
Both times we spent a month or more in La Rochelle after delivery
to have solar
, WM etc installed. Being stuck in La Rochelle for a month isn't bad, it's a beautiful town and lots of marine
professionals around to help with fit outs, as well as the best chandlers in Europe
Around June you will generally have weeks if weather windows to downwind to la coruna so you can pick the best opportunity for a downwind sail with minimum swell. Late July the opportunities become less regular and the Portuguese trades may dissipate as more Atlantic lows roll across the bay. Hopefully you will have the time to take it slow, pick good windows and enjoy the Spanish and Portuguese coasts as you go. Some like to head out to Madeira
or the Azores
on the way as well.
Just ask if you need any details on the lagoon
delivery process, or les sables or La Rochelle, or anything..
There's a few details of our trips, anchorages
along that coast etc on our blog from May 2012 and May 2014