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Old 14-12-2012, 09:37   #1
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Help with Advise!

I want to cross Atlantic Ocean next year !!! Any advise what training I need to take ? Where's the best place to rent a sailing boat for it ? And what would a trip like that cost :-)
I'm just sick of city routine !!!!
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

Are you saying you're asking where to rent a boat to sail trans Atlantic??

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It is officially the winter offseason. Oh boy.
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Old 14-12-2012, 09:45   #4
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Lets start with my training ! What training do I need to thru this alive :-)
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Old 14-12-2012, 09:52   #5
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

forget the training.......what you need is some time on the water. Of course i say that not knowing where you're departing from.
From the US there is no certification or training required, some people find it helpful to take formal sailing classes though such as ASA101.....etc. As far as I'm aware some european nations require you to have a certificate of compentance.
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I'm live in United Kingdom right now ! I'm from Europe !!!
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Old 14-12-2012, 09:56   #7
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

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.
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

or, like DOJ, you can own a monohull and have no need of such smoke, having been imbued with all knowledge from the outset
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Re: Heelp with advise !!!

Have you ever been sailing?

Not to say what you want to do is impossible, but probability is not on your side if you need to learn to sail first. If you're really gung ho, try to find a crew position.

Boat rentals normally don't extend beyond a few days in a confined area, when crossing the pond it's usually called a delivery.
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Sounds a lot easier than I thought it is !!!!!
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or, like DOJ, you can own a monohull and have no need of such smoke, having been imbued with all knowledge from the outset
Yeah, or that .
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There's two of us who what to do it !!!
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Sounds a lot easier than I thought it is !!!!!
Where is that troll song
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When the season starts ? And when it ends ?
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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?
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