Originally Posted by torsand
Hi Carsten. I was thinking more like aa etap to the South of Portugal. Spain or Gibraltar andtake the last jump from there. Torsand
Not meaning to question your trip planning, but Gilbratar is a 3-4 day sail from Cabo San Vicente. So it is a long run in and then a long run out again.
A run from Cuxhafen to Sagres is something like 2-3 weeks (all depending on wind/weather). Cuxhafen to La Corana is maybe 10 days.
But there are a lot of "ifs" in there. General wisdom says that the latest time to cross the Biscay is end august/ very early September or else you might get hit by autumn storms.
I think you might want to study the weather
patterns before making further plans. If you have no other resources, Cornell World Crusing Routes can help a bit.
Personally, I'd leave to cross the Biscay no later than end August and try to get down the coast of Portugal. Weather
permitting, I'd lay over in Porto, Figuero da Foz, Lisbon to see the sights. Then I would take R&R in Sagres for a few days (nothing to do there, but you can rent a car and drive around a bit.
The strike out for the canaries
. This will put you in the canaries early or mid october. Just in time for a long vacation
before setting out on the ARC.
But you do need to do some more detailed planning on this.