Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-04-2016, 18:50   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 18
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Quote:
Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
RYA associated schools seeem to offer everything from basics to offshore.

It takes from 4 to 7 seasons to get full skills this way plus as much sailing time as you can get in between. Most websites recommend a minimum of 10000 hours to master any skill.

b.
Oh that is of so much help! Thanks! I already have sailed from cancun to isla mujeres on my own (I don't know if you know Mexico but is like 8nmi between those cities) I will clean up my schedule for six months just for practicing, so I will be able to sail every day. I hope that would be enough to be ready for a long trip.
__________________

__________________
Fdegetau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 06:53   #17
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Mexico?

Bueno, this may imply your first Atlantic may be a W to E crossing. Take good care of your timing. Next slot May/June 2017!

b.
__________________

__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 08:15   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: Tayana 58 DS
Posts: 661
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

[QUOTE=Fdegetau;2100475]Well I want to get the boat after I have learned all I have to learn, it will be easier to know what I want by then./QUOTE]

We don't learn all we have to learn until its too late to be of any use to us!

For some things, you need to make your own mistakes to learn; for other things, you can learn by sailing as crew for another skipper. I suggest learning on other people's boats. This way you can learn not only the what and the how of sailing, but if you ask good questions, the why as well.
__________________
accomplice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 08:18   #19
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,208
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Boats of various sizes have been arriving in Horta for several weeks now.. a lot are the 'Full Time Crew' super yacht variety hurrying to Palma... and that old regular 'Tres Hombres' passed through last month..
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 09:10   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,172
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Quote: "Well I want to get the boat after I have learned all I have to learn, it will be easier to know what I want by then."

Hmmm... How can you learn "all I have to learn" if you don't have a boat? Get a boat, a modest one, one that you can sell again without to much trouble, or one you can simply walk away from when you've extracted all the knowledge you can from it. Combine that with the formal courses, and in some years - the number depending on how much of 'a natural" you are - you'll be ready to do what you propose.

Quote: "It's a big responsiblily".

TrentePieds
__________________
TrentePieds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 09:21   #21
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 6,059
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fdegetau View Post
Which is the best way to jump start on sailing (I know the basics)??

Which is the best school??

And how long will it take me to get the skills for doing a transatlantic trip??

PS: sorry for my English, I'm a little rusty
Don't sweat your English here.
__________________
Cadence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 10:02   #22
Senior Cruiser
 
seasick's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bend, OR
Boat: Brewer designed Pacific 43 in fiberglass. Center cockpit set up for long-distance single handing.
Posts: 430
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

An option I haven't seen posted yet is to find a seasoned sailor who would be willing to sail with you for this first passage. There are delivery skippers who may be willing to do this for a price. The right person will be able to teach all aboard a great deal about seamanship and navigation in the course of an ocean crossing.

What do you hope to do once you get to the other side? Learning to keep watch and keep a boat moving in the right direction is only a very small fraction of the skills you'll need to master.

If you find the right captain, you will have the opportunity of learning a great deal in a three or four week crossing.
__________________
seasick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 10:08   #23
Senior Cruiser
 
akprb's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Alaska
Boat: Hunter Legend 40.5
Posts: 515
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

This questions comes up very often. Many good threads on the same.

Personally I was raised sailing/racing/cruising and was just "what we did" as a family. If that was not my experience and I was starting later in life I would say race and immerse oneself in the sport/lifestyle.

There is so much more to crossing an ocean that just understanding the points of sail and basic boat handling. Much requires muscle memory and just plain experience in a variety of stressful situations. This happens rapidly on a race course (keel boats with an experienced crew, not dinghys). In addition competency in the myriad of systems, navigation, provisioning, logistics, etc, etc, etc. Particularly if you plan to sail alone or with family who will be relying on your skills to, in a worse case scenario, survive.

My wife did J World early in our marriage. It helped and she took and passed all the exams on and off water, that being said was definitely not ready for anything like you are contemplating.

Dive in, will certainly be an interesting journey for you!
__________________
www.sailingohana.com

"Take it all in, it's as big as it seems, count all your blessings, remember your dreams" JB
akprb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 11:26   #24
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: West Coast FLA
Boat: 1978 Pearson 424 Ketch
Posts: 451
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

there is no school that will teach you who you are. except one the school of life, of course you'l have to be self aware to get anything from it. Either you are a mariner or you're not. There is no limit on what any one can do, history has proven that. Take a step at a time and check your dreams with reality and watch for EGO, no one is immune to it. If you stay self aware and put in the time and effort...and there will be sacrifices...you'll get to your dreams when the time is right...or you'll discard them for new ones ;-)

Enjoy the Journey of life
__________________
tinkrman69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 11:26   #25
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Australia
Boat: Swanson
Posts: 55
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Not much skill need in middle of the ocean, maybe a few hours lesson,
but boat handling and coastal business is real art.
To learn handling , you need a boat and practise
To learn navigation, you need a book or school if you please,
I personally use books on the boat, love it last 35 years.
__________________
Tikka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 11:38   #26
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,311
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

New people are always posting they want to cross oceans, when they haven't even experienced a day long sailing trip.

My basic 101 advise is, go sailing and see if it is for you before wasting a lot of time on ocean crossing thinking.
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 11:52   #27
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 6,059
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
New people are always posting they want to cross oceans, when they haven't even experienced a day long sailing trip.

My basic 101 advise is, go sailing and see if it is for you before wasting a lot of time on ocean crossing thinking.
I've been on the water for 69 of my 73 yrs. I haven't had any desire to cross an ocean. Get some good doses of adrenalin then deciding on that. Getting beat to death a couple of days at a time is enough for me.
__________________
Cadence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 12:17   #28
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 18
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
New people are always posting they want to cross oceans, when they haven't even experienced a day long sailing trip.

My basic 101 advise is, go sailing and see if it is for you before wasting a lot of time on ocean crossing thinking.
Oh, I already have made 4 days trips around Mexicans islands and I love it, that's why I want to know how far I can go
__________________
Fdegetau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 12:17   #29
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 18
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Thanks !
__________________
Fdegetau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2016, 12:20   #30
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 18
Re: I Want To Cross The Atlantic

Quote:
Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
Mexico?

Bueno, this may imply your first Atlantic may be a W to E crossing. Take good care of your timing. Next slot May/June 2017!

b.
Not really I could buy a boat in Europe and sail for a while in European seas before I cross any ocean
__________________

__________________
Fdegetau is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Available: Do you need a mobile app or a new website, we want cross Atlantic! Juan Pedro Crew Archives 0 22-08-2014 05:19
Crew Available: Two Bikers Want to Cross the Atlantic Filosofietsers Crew Archives 0 08-07-2011 12:09
I Want to Get Rid of Some Cross Trimaran Brochures sww914 Classifieds Archive 0 31-05-2011 21:21
New to Sailing: Want Dinghy to Cross Ocean rattleshirt Meets & Greets 31 25-04-2011 16:04
solar 21 just about to be first solar/electric powered boat to cross atlantic schoonerdog Multihull Sailboats 2 07-02-2007 10:04



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:58.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.