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Old 14-12-2012, 10:09   #16
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If you want to skipper across the Atlantic, just buy a boat and go for it. If you survive then you can write one of those really smarmy and entertaining books about how one doesn't need to know how to sail to cross the Atlantic. If you just want to cross the Atlantic on a sailboat then you can either pay to crew or crew o n a boat for free.

What are you looking for?
I don't want to pay someone to do it !!! I was thinking about renting a boat ! And do it with a friend !!!
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:13   #17
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You clearly need a Multihull - I suggest a catamaran.

Training? Nah, that is old school - just flick through the brochure.

Catamarans can do everything. and 110% safely with no thought required........Just write a large cheque to your nearest salesman and he will send you off in a cloud of warm smoke. When you run out of warm smoke you can refill in the Multihulls sub-forum here on CF.
What prices they go for ? Catamaran sounds good !!! How big crew you need for that ?
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

Assuming your question is serious here's some answers and suggestions.

1. I do not know any company in the world that would charter a boat to sail across the Atlantic.

2. If by chance you could find a company or even private owner that would charter a boat for this trip I am 100% certain that they would not charter the boat to someone with no experience.

3. If you want to start learning and want formal training in the UK contact the RYA RYA

4. To attempt a sail across the Atlantic with no experience and training from a few classes would be very dangerous, might even cost you your life.
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:19   #20
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Assuming your question is serious here's some answers and suggestions.

1. I do not know any company in the world that would charter a boat to sail across the Atlantic.

2. If by chance you could find a company or even private owner that would charter a boat for this trip I am 100% certain that they would not charter the boat to someone with no experience.

3. If you want to start learning and want formal training in the UK contact the RYA RYA

4. To attempt a sail across the Atlantic with no experience and training from a few classes would be very dangerous, might even cost you your life.
Thanks ! That's sounds more realistic !!!! Will contact them. !!!!
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

If the rental people give you a hard time or cost too much try one of these options for the cheapest way to get a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean:

Option 1:
$ 25.00 to $400, purchase of a toy, model, or r/c sailboat and packaging, checked baggage
$ 667.89 (example of a Travelocity fare for a round-trip flight from Heathrow to LaGuardia in January)

Option 2:
Theft. "Sail it like you stole it." As a bonus, free lodging in "Club Fed" or the UK equivalent upon conviction. (Theft may work better when executed as a white-collar crime involving shell corporations and overseas investments... someone else may have some expertise in this area.)

Option 3:
Stowaway. Consequences not quite as dramatic as for Option 2.

Option 4:
Build your own boat. Blog about it to try to get sponsors. Jazz up the blog with attractive models or disgraced political office holders or some such. Try out some innovative new ideas in boat design and borrow from some really avant garde land architecture ideas. Make your boat a statement for a really obscure but controversial cause, such as the United Kingdom automatic weapon sex commune to free Charles Manson from deconstructionist literary criticism. Have a competition for sailors to choose the most suitable anchor for your boat.

Here's a great home-built design being built in northern California, USA:

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/upl...4447_thumb.jpg
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

Is it a full moon tonight? Or do ctazies also come out at christmas?
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Is it a full moon tonight? Or do ctazies also come out at christmas?
Crazy rule the world :-)
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It must be the "King tides".
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It must be the "King tides".
What you on about ?
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We just had a new moon, and very strong tides had been observed in California -- some sidewalks and roadways were covered at high water. See Latitude 38, "Beware of King Tides this Weekend" with pictures from a prior "king tide" (similar to "spring tides") event:

Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude
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We just had a new moon, and very strong tides had been observed in California -- some sidewalks and roadways were covered at high water. See Latitude 38, "Beware of King Tides this Weekend" with pictures from a prior "king tide" (similar to "spring tides") event:

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Just do it, learn how to raise and lower a sail learn how to reef a sail and learn how to hove to.
And bring food n water.
That's it that's all
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Just do it, learn how to raise and lower a sail learn how to reef a sail and learn how to hove to.
And bring food n water.
That's it that's all
Thanks !!! Need a boat too :-) I was thinking about chartering :-) but apparently that's not an option !!!
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

Usually when I see someone using 4 exclamation marks every sentence, I assume they are a troll and 12 years old !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just one will suffice!
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