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tunchi 03-12-2012 14:51

From South America to Africa.
Hi guys,
I am looking for an opportunity to cross the Atlantic from Brazil to West Africa next year (the earlier the better) to work as a volunteer. Prices of regular transport are not for me. The problem is that I can’t work as a crew member because I walk with a crutch. Just to help cooking. My navigation experience is only traveling on the Amazon River (two days and two nights) and from Tumaco to Buenaventura (one day and two nights) on a small cargo boat.
Any options from Brazil, Colombia or Venezuela to Africa will be welcome.

Regards, Nick.

atoll 03-12-2012 15:48

Re: From South America to Africa.
better book a flight,or look for a cargo ship,that route is not one a yacht would take,being directly into the prevailing winds and currents.

tunchi 03-12-2012 16:01

Re: From South America to Africa.
You mean, no routes from SA to Africa at all?

atoll 03-12-2012 16:08

Re: From South America to Africa.
yachts leaving from ne brazil or further west generally head for the azores before turning towards the medditereanean,north africa.

a very few yachts leave from rio via tristan de chuna heading for cape town around dec.

yachts generally make use of the prevailing winds for long distance passages.

tunchi 10-12-2012 19:58

Re: From South America to Africa.
that's ok. i dont need sar. its cheaper to reach ghana from the north

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