We did the tour from the Med (Marina Badalona in Barcelona) to La Rochelle between 5 May and last week and my boat "Dance of the Spirits" is right now in La Rochelle.
We initially planned to go directly from Cape Finisterre to south of UK but changed our mind due to a low coming down the Irish Sea and a high coming in from the southwest on short notice.
Instead we crossed directly from Gijon to La Rochelle. My passage
plan indicated approx. 32 hours to do the crossing but it took only 27 hours due to good winds.
Rest our plan the plan (I have reversed it):
From Gijon I would go to Vigo, Porto, Figueira da Foz, Lisbon, Cabo de Sines and round Cabo de San Vincente. We had to wait three days in Lagos due to bad weather
around San Vincente. From Lagos straight to Bahia
, through the Gibraltar
. We refueled in Algeciras where I also took a courtesey flag and some spare parts
onboard. I called the chandlery
two days in advance and they were extremely helpful literally standing at the quay with everything packed and just handed it over. I dont know were you intend to go after Gibraltar
but if I can be of any help please let me know