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Old 28-02-2014, 01:17   #1
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Atlantic Passage

I planned an Atlantic passage from British Virgin Island to Bermuda- Azores-Portugal in May 2015. I am waiting for to learn your experiences and comments.

Thanks and wish to all good winds...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Skipyash.
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I planned an Atlantic passage from British Virgin Island to Bermuda- Azores-Portugal in May 2015. I am waiting for to learn your experiences and comments.

Thanks and wish to all good winds...
Are you planning it on a cartopper dinghy?

What kind of boat? What is your experience? What about your crew?
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Welcome aboard. I have to agree with BandB that you need to provide more information.
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I planned in a S/Y Jeaneau Sun Odyssey 49DS (2004) with 2 IYT Instructors and totally 6 crew with me. I am a bareboat skipper, and before the Atlantic cross I will sail on Patra (Greece)- Palma (Spain) route in 8 days with the same instructors and the same boat in September 2014.
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I planned in a S/Y Jeaneau Sun Odyssey 49DS (2004) with 2 IYT Instructors and totally 6 crew with me. I am a bareboat skipper, and before the Atlantic cross I will sail on Patra (Greece)- Palma (Spain) route in 8 days with the same instructors and the same boat in September 2014.
Then you should have an incredible crossing with the earlier trips preparing you well. The keys are having replacement parts and repair equipment. Assume every part of your sailing equipment breaks and how you would deal with each. Also, food and especially water. Then your medical kit and knowledge of first aid and first medical officer care. Be prepared for one or two of the crew to get sick as well.

Then you're ready to enjoy.
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We found that a metal coat hanger can be used for many repairs while off shore. We used one as a fiddle as the stove does not have any, we used pieces of the metal hanger to replace screws that sheared off, and we used another piece as a pin that holds the sail car onto the mast. I don't think I would travel without at least 3 hangers!
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We found that a metal coat hanger can be used for many repairs while off shore. We used one as a fiddle as the stove does not have any, we used pieces of the metal hanger to replace screws that sheared off, and we used another piece as a pin that holds the sail car onto the mast. I don't think I would travel without at least 3 hangers!

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