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Old 06-01-2011, 12:46   #1
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Atlantic Crossing from UK to Gaspé

best route and when?

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Old 10-01-2011, 14:39   #2
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I need some feedback on this...I am about to buy a sailboat located in UK...I want to fly there and sail her back...the boat is being survayed this week to see if she can make the passage.

I am in no rush...I can take whatever route is best at any time of the year...all I need is to provide the seller with the information...all of you alredy know I have no sailing experience...this will be my first crossing.
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:04   #3
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Where in the U.K. and what type of boat? Will you sail alone or are you taking some experienced crew with you. It is a little early to be launching in the U.K. depending on where the boat is and quite frankly I would want to spend some time doing a "shake down" cruise to familiarize myself with the boat. Most trans ats have already made landfall in the Caribbean by now and will be wintering in preparation for the trip north in April, after Antigua race week of corse.
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What size and type of boat...
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shes in Pembroke...the boat is a Thompson T27...probably just an ordinary boat to most...however last year i worked my butt off to refit a similar T24 and lost her to a hier bitter...unfortunatly iiv alredy fell in love with the boat.
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me on the t24 that stole my hart...and the t27 that cauld be my new love...both have exact same interiors.
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Maybe early April head down to Falmouth then wait for a minimum 3day window of N'lies to carry you well into the Biscay... if your lucky they'll veer east after and you'll be able to make a heading for the Azores... from there I'd head for New York with Bermuda as a possible secondary jus in case... then as you near start swinging Nth and make landfall where you choose... its the 'Jester Route'
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yes i want to sail alone......
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Think this is your actual boat, seems to go well in the conditions with smiles on the faces, but an Atlantic crossing with no experience,, oh dear, but good luck.



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Think this is your actual boat, seems to go well in the conditions with smiles on the faces, but an Atlantic crossing with no experience,, oh dear, but good luck.



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yap this is the boat I want to buy...I said that I have no sailing experience...not that I have no sea experience...in fact iv been in seas most have not seen...no dough I will aquier the skills needed befor leaving.
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Jobi... when you get to the Azores pause and mooch around them.. lovely and each different.. and a must is Horta on Faial... a visit to Peters Bar and paint your boats legend on the dock wall.... you'll run into lotsa folk heading the other way...lol
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Jobi... when you get to the Azores pause and mooch around them.. lovely and each different.. and a must is Horta on Faial... a visit to Peters Bar and paint your boats legend on the dock wall.... you'll run into lotsa folk heading the other way...lol
sure I will do that...in fact my other boat H28 has sailed to azores and loved the experienc...you can read all about it here (petit delire.com)
of all his destination azores was favorit
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Jobi,
I would not do that trip alone. I'm currently planning to take nearly the same route starting in the middle of May from the Netherlands then Horta/Azores and then heading for Nova Scotia. But I'm planning to do that with a crew of four or five.
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I would not do that trip alone. I'm currently planning to take nearly the same route starting in the middle of May from the Netherlands then Horta/Azores and then heading for Nova Scotia. But I'm planning to do that with a crew of four or five.
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I understand but all the budwiser girls are busy!!!

just kidding but its a small boat and its not easy to convince someone to come along...especialy with no sailing experience...most narrow minded person would say this kind of undertaking is unresonable
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I understand but all the budwiser girls are busy!!!

just kidding but its a small boat and its not easy to convince someone to come along...especialy with no sailing experience...most narrow minded person would say this kind of undertaking is unresonable
Irrespective of sea experience , if you have no sailing experience I would strongly suggest you get a competent crew or failing that pay a delivery skipper to accompany you. That way there's less chance you'll die

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