Originally Posted by Skipyash
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.