For your transatlantic crossing, several routes are available: La Rochelle or Bormes-les-Mimosas / Canaries; Canaries / Martinique.
The return trip from Martinique to France is also possible. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on this itinerary.
STAGE 1: La Rochelle or Bormes-les-Mimosas - Las Palmas (Canary Islands)
(approximately 1,500 nautical miles)
After getting to know your crew and determining the navigation plan, you will cast off for twenty days at sea. Throughout the crossing, your skipper will train you so that you gain autonomy in all positions (helmsman, mainsail and VA crew, N°1, piano and navigator). Your route will be punctuated by the shifts and the weather, all in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Departing from La Rochelle, you will discover the mythical Bay of Biscay with a possible stopover in Spain depending on the weather, to then glide along Portugal with the first trade winds. From Bormes-les-Mimosas, you will pass through the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the most frequented places by ships from all over the world. You will therefore need to keep an eye out.STAGE 2: The Canaries - Le Marin (Martinique)
(approximately 3,000 nautical miles)
The maritime adventure continues for some, and begins for others. A transatlantic race holds many surprises and there is no shortage of things to do. Between the weather points, the daily check-up of the boat, the position calculations, the gales, the sail adjustment, the DIY, the fishing, the contemplation of the sunrises and sunsets, the observation of the marine life... and here you are in the West Indies. Thus ends a beautiful human adventure of about 3 weeks around a small rum in the shade of coconut trees. Important:
- To cross the Atlantic entirely, you need to count twice 15/20 days (plus a few days of stopover in the Canaries).
- The sailing times and arrival dates are given as a rough guide. Therefore we advise you to book a flexible flight ticket for your return.
- The provisioning will be done with all the crew just before departure.