This is challenging ocean sailing.
The third and final leg of our Atlantic adventure will take the Challenger 72 from Antigua across the Atlantic ocean to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.
This is a 35 night trip and includes a training weekend in the UK. You will want to know that you like sailing before doing this trip. It is full on Ocean Sailing and will be a challenge at times. It will be much tougher than the east-west crossing of the ARC mainly due to the weather systems you may encounter and the temperature getting cooler rather than warmer. However it will be a lot of fun and very rewarding!
Joining the yacht in Antigua on 4th January 2019 you will head north to get away from the easterly trade winds and into the more favourable westerlies. Whilst not guaranteed it is more than likely you will have a brief stop in the Azores. You will likely be pushed on this trip but the sense of satisfaction when you get to the UK will be huge!
You can expect to get around 3500+ miles in your log book.
To get a good idea of what the trip might be like have a look at these blogs from the crossing we did in Jan/Feb 2018
The Yacht was built to sail around the world. A feat it has achieved twice in the BT Global Yacht Race. She is a very safe and solid yacht, spacious and comfy and well suited to sailing in the Atlantic. She meets all MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) safety Coding requirements.
There will be a professional skipper and mate aboard who will ensure your safety and will give as much instruction as needed so that you the crew all come together to sail the boat as a team. You will take an active role in helping sail and run the boat.
The accommodation is arranged towards the stern of the boat in areas of 2 and 4 comfy bunks. There is good refrigeration on board and a water maker so plenty of showers will be available.
15/16 December - Training Weekend out of Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth
4th January - Join the yacht in Antigua
8th February - Depart the Yacht in Gunwharf Quays.
The price is £1995. Included within the price is all food on board, mooring fees, custom entry fees and insurance. In short the price includes everything except food and drink ashore.
To pay £500 deposit use the following code when checking out: ATLANTIC2019
Flights - At the time of writing this note (25/9/18) if you call www.travelleads.co.uk on 0113 242 2202 and ask to speak to Eric you will be able to get a substantially reduced (and we mean substantially reduced!) flight out to Antigua from London on 4th January.
If you have any questions about these adventures, or queries about flights and hotel booking, please use the form below or call the office on 023 8001 1077 and we'll get back to you within one business day, if not sooner!