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Transatlantic West Indies to France 2024

Duration: 28 days
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A chance to join a crew and voyage transatlantic West Indies to Europe on a Challenge 67.

A chance to sail eastbound transatlantic, from the West Indies to Brittany, France.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by sail remains an adventure even if it has become more popular in recent years. From Pointe à Pitre in Guadalupe to Lorient in Metropolitan France, approximately 3,500 nautical miles separate the 2 lands.

On board a Challenge 67, for this crossing, a professional crew 2 sailors (skipper and mate) will be accompanied by up to 10 guest crew (that’s you!). Everyone on board has a role to play, sharing watch periods, about 8 hours per 24 hours, as well cooking, washing up and so on. Willingly, no pilot or furling are on board the sailing boats so it defines a “hands on” adventure! The best way to discover offshore sailing!

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • Sail transatlantic on board a fantastic 67ft challenge yacht
  • Learn new skills and make friends for life
  • Perfect for solo travellers
Pointe à Pitre in Guadeloupe
Lorient La Base in Brittany
Trip Duration
28 Days
Group Size
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller




3 March 2025



30 March 2025


Embarkation: Pointe à Pitre in Guadeloupe
Disembarkation: Lorient La Base in Brittany
Duration: 28 days
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What's included

(breakfast, lunch, dinner, consumables)

Not included

Travel to and from the boat

Travel Insurance


Trip notes


Price: 5,200 euros per crew member

Min age


Additional notes

Transat crew member, a real adventure

We invite you to board as a “committed” crew member aboard a Challenge 67 , 21m monohulls built for crewed round the world with a stopover, for a period of around 28 days. This is a transatlantic and not a cruise.

Admittedly, you will start from the warm to go towards the cold , but those who have completed the two outward and return transatlantic races agree that the return transatlantic race is the most interesting. For what ? Because navigation requires more maneuvers and the weather is better if you stay on the edge of depressions. The fauna present during this navigation in the North Atlantic is also more attractive (whales, dolphins, etc.).

Stopover in the Azores on the island of Faial

For this navigation to France, a stopover takes place in Horta on the island of Faial for the needs on board, whether to cool down, a technical intervention or simply to discover Horta and its surroundings (depending on the duration of the trip). stopover).

This stopover makes it possible to observe the weather forecast for the last stage and possibly have a period of a few days of “stand by” if necessary. Don’t forget a stop at the unmissable Peter Cafe Sport for a drink, change the world and make your mark on the quay!
Depending on the weather conditions and the crossing time, only the skipper, your professional skipper, will be able to decide on the duration of the stopover.

A committed Atlantic crossing

You will embark as a crew member on board, supervised by 2 professional sailors, graduates Captain 200 Sailing and State Certificate. Thus, you will be subject to navigation shifts , approximately 8 hours per 24 hours, but also to stewardship shifts, cooking, washing up, etc.

Our ships voluntarily do not use pilots or furlers. It is, in fact, one of the best ways to discover offshore sailing . You will eventually have to endure bad weather, hot at first, then cold in the North Atlantic, sometimes “shit”. As a transatlantic crew member, you must therefore be psychologically ready to take part in a transatlantic.

The means of communication on board being almost nil (except for on-board safety), communications by satellite telephone (Iridium) or email are not offered on board. As you approach the coast, use your mobile phone to reassure your loved ones. Before your departure, tell them that you will only be contactable after your crossing.

It is also possible to embark in mid-March from the Azores, in Horta on the island of Faial, if the boat is not full from the Antilles. To know the calendar and the modalities of this offshore navigation from the Azores to Brittany please make an enquiry.

Tour operator

This brilliant French sailing school welcomes solo travellers and private groups on it's sail training ocean voyages and cruising adventures on board its crewed 21-meter monohulls and Volvo 60. Their large cruising racing yachts have a track record acquired in the 90s with the crewed round-the-world race, the BT Global Challenge, as well as Volvo Ocean Race. Whether you're looking for a single berth in a race entry for RORC Transatlantic Race or ARC transatlantic or for some coastal cruising or racing they'll have a salty adventure with your name on it.

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