Sail USA to England Atlantic Ocean Leg 1

Duration: 28 days
From: £3,499.00

Set sail from the east coast of the USA for a true adventure of a lifetime. You will be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on a 60′ yacht. The route takes us to the Bahamas, then up to Bermuda, across to the volcanic archipelago of the Azores (end of leg 1) and then east again for the final 1000nm to the Portsmouth on England’s south coast. You will be under the expert tutelage of the skipper and mate who will encourage you to be fully involved in every aspect of the voyage and you will learn a huge amount while on board. There is the option to request a position as watch leader when booking.

Highlights

  • Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean
  • No previous experience required
  • 90% come alone
  • 50:50 mix of men and women
  • Time to explore in the Bahamas, Bermuda and Azores
  • Learn celestial navigation
  • Whales, dolphins and amazing wildlife

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Perfect for solo travellers
  • Visit the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Azores
  • Join for the whole Transatlantic crossing or jus part
Start
Key West, USA
Finish
Ponta Delgada, Azores
Trip Duration
28 Days
Group Size
8
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Thursday

2 April 2020

Thursday

30 April 2020

Itinerary

The Atlantic Crossing is divided into two legs and you can join either one of them.

miami to uk route map

What's included

  • Foul weather clothing is provided. If you have your own you are very welcome to bring it.
  • Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.
  • Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.
  • All on-board food and snacks.
  • Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.
  • RYA sailing qualifications where applicable.

IN SUMMARY

Everything’s included except for flights, travel insurance, a sleeping bag and some waterproof boots. There are no hidden extras.

  • Your travel to and from the start and end points.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

Trip notes

You are provided with accommodation (a berth) on the yacht from 1200hrs local time on the Start Date to 1200hrs on the End Date.

The yacht itself is an expedition yacht that was previously a round the world race boat. The accommodation on the yacht is comfortable, warm and spacious. Each bunk is 6′ 7″ long and has its own USB charger and light. Sleeping is in one 8 berth cabin. There are two toilets, a shower, hot water and lots of food!

We eat very well on board and we will take as much fresh fruit and veg as we can. Ocean sailing is an exercise in using food creatively but you can expert lovely warm meals, as much as you can eat, freshly baked bread and more. We can cater for most diets and have loads of veggies on board. If you have any severe allergies you must check with us before booking.

These adventure sailing holidays are open to everyone aged 18 years and over. If you are aged 70 or over, or have any concerns about your health, we ask that you get a doctor’s note before booking. This is just to make as certain as possible that you will be okay out on the water.

NO PREVIOUS SAILING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. FULL TUITION GIVEN.

Do I need to have sailed before?

No. We do not require previous sailing experience. However, you should be aware that a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean is a major adventure and you will be away from land for many days at at time. If you have not sailed before, you will need to be confident that this is a challenge you are up for!

What is the average crew like?

We get a mix of people from all around the world. Most crew have a few weeks of prior sailing under their belt but are by no means expert sailors. They join us to learn, to have fun and for some incredible sailing. There is usually a 50:50 mix of men and women and the average age is 47, but we get people joining us from 18 years through to 75 years!

I am vegetarian. Is that ok?

Absolutely. Quite a few of us are vegetarian too and you will eat as well as you ever do on board – maybe better!

Will I be safe?

We are Europe’s leading ocean and adventure sailing company. We run the best, safest yachts that are highly specialised and have circled the world three times. We also have the most experienced instructors running them. They are full of safety equipment and satellite communications equipment. The safety culture on board is second to none.

Tour operator

We love this sailing company’s ethos – to help people do three things: sail, train and explore. They are passionate about enabling people to experience life out on the open ocean, building sailing skills and exploring some beautiful countries. After years of training people to become professional sailors, and having covered thousands of miles between them, the company Founders realised that so many people had dreamt of setting off across an ocean, but hadn’t the skills, the boat or crew to make those dreams come true.

The company now runs expeditions on a specialised 60’ yacht to some of the most exciting places out there – often largely inaccessible from land. With no previous sailing experience required, the two instructors will guide you every step of the way as you develop your sailing skills, maybe even earning an RYA qualification during the week. Exploring on land as they go is just as important and the bikes and a kayak mean you can head off and enjoy everything there is to see along the route.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

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From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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