Street's Transatlantic Crossing Guide ~ By Donald Street Jr.
A guide to Bermuda, the Azores, the Canaries, the Cape Verdes and the Medeiran archipelago, including a routing section for transatlantic crossings.
Transatlantic Crossing ~ by Paul & Carol Shard
Shard DVD and Book Store
A 1-hour video of the voyage from Norfolk to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores. Takes you through the steps they follow for planning, preparing and carrying out a major offshore passage.
Cruising European Waters - Update May 2005 ~ Cruising Club
Cruising Club of America
Jack Tyler (Whoosh) should have some good advice
Departing fropm the North Caribbean
, many cruisers cross (west to east) to the EU via the Azores. This voyage is roughly 4,000 miles of mostly upwind sailing, with your main concerns being weather
interpretation and routing.
1st leg - Antigua/St Maarten to the Azores
Your initial routing takes you up along the west side of the Atlantic High, as far north as roughly 30N, where you then start making easting to at least within 600 miles of the Azores, at which point you strike north-east.
The leg takes between 15 and 17 days, is approximately 2600Nm and predominantly beam reaching conditions. Keep well south of the heavy weather
systems to the north, and the route
is usually dominated by the high pressure centre,.
Stop in Horta, the Azores, to restock on fresh food
and visit the island.