Sailing across the Atlantic in the tradewinds is one of the biggest adventures in sailing. In most cases, the crossing is the culmination of years of planning and preparation. We are living in Germany and Austria but we are planning to live on board most of the time. We are still working and our goal has been to have a boat as a “mobile office and Hotel” for ourselves, family and friends, and sail across the Atlantic.
We are still working out the best gear and preparation for undertaking the adventure. Whether you have a large yacht or a small one, you can do it, and we hope our tips help you winnow the things you need from those you could do without.
From weather forecast information to safety equipment, running watches to provisioning or even crew selection, we’ve got some top tips for you. And it will be continuously updated each week with more, so check for the latest information.
Our current plan is to leave Tuscany end of April and sail across the Atlantic with the ARC 2022. The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, also known as the ARC, is an annual transatlantic rally which was first run in 1986.
The original ARC, starts in November in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and ends in Rodney Bay, St Lucia before Christmas. Then we will potter around the Caribbean for a year or so and, if all is going well, go through the Panama Canal into the Pacific and continue round the world.
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