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Transatlantic crossing on a catamaran Lagoon 560 or 450

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Cruising area
Atlantic Ocean (map)
from € 61 ($68) per day
up to 4 persons
2 persons
shared cabin
full board
watch-keeping, navigation
"12 Knots" offers you a unique opportunity to undertake a transatlantic passage!

A chance to cross Atlantic Ocean like famous "tea clippers" in the ancient times sailing from Canary Islands to Caribbean.

All participants will gain great sailing experience: watch keeping day and night, practicing seamanship and celestial navigation – and as a reward sailing with dolphins, watching amazing sunsets and sunrises, great team spirit and finally, the long-awaited earth appearance on the horizon.

During a typical crossing, the trade winds will be Force 4 or 5, with some lighter periods and a few days of winds of 25-plus knots. A flexible sail plan is necessary, because we should take into account changing wind strengths, as there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The most common sail plan is goose winged, with most skippers carrying a specialist downwind sail when the wind is light.

Crossing Atlantic will be from Las Palmas (Canary Islands), via Cape Verde to Caribbean Island St. Lucia. This passage is considered to be one of the safest and thus more attractive. Warm prevailing trade winds together with ocean currents create an ancient sailing corridor.
Total distance of the rally is 2 823 nautical miles, duration about 17 days. Professional skipper and crew of 3 will make your sailing vacation safe and fun.

Transatlantic rally 2018 - day1 - Gran Canaria
Day 1
Gran Canaria
Start from Gran Canaria island, marine Las Palmas.
Transatlantic rally 2018 - day3 - Cape Verde
Day 3
Cape Verde
1-day stop on Cape Verde island. Refueling, provision purchase.
Transatlantic rally 2018 - day17 - St. Lucia
Day 17
St. Lucia
Finish on Saint Lucia island.
Yacht Model Lagoon 56 ()
Length overall: 56 ft
Beam: 20 ft
Draft: 8
Passenges (max): 8
Berths: 8
Cabins: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Engine: 2x100
Additional information
3 members (captain, ship mate, navigation officer). The crew is completely in charge of sailing the ship, navigation and cooking. During the passage captain and his mates will be glad to share their knowledge with other people on board and let anyone who is willing to perform the watch duties. Professional skipper with huge experience in sea voyages.
The luxury catamaran Lagoon 560 was designed specifically for long and comfortable journeys, including Atlantic crossing. Comfort was the main priority of the engineers. Members of the rally will occupy 4 spacious double cabins. Each berth has a separate bathroom and a toilet. A comfortable lounge room is equipped with a TV, DVD, CD and radio.
Price includes

For Lagoon 56: crew of 2, bed sheets, towels, fishing rods, breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks

For Lagoon 45: crew of 2, bed sheets, towels (provisioning to be paid separately)

Price does not include

transfer, medical and life insurance

Flights & transfers
  • To Gran Canaria island – Start. International airport LPA is located in the northern part of Gran Canaria island.Average air ticket price from Europe is 250 Euro.
  • From Saint Lucia island - Finish. International airport George FL Charles (SLU) is located several kilometers to the north from Rodney Bay. It operates daily international and local flights to the closest islands. Average price of the airline ticket to Europe is 500 Euro. You can check various flight options on this website:
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