This opportunity was posted on January 20, 2023

[ closed ] ARC Europe 2023 Saint Martin to Spain ref 14041

Dan Bower wants 4 crew for Skyelark 2, Oyster 62, m.

From Simpson Bay, Saint Martin to Baiona, Spain.

May 2023 to June 2023.

With Skyelark heading towards Spain and Portugal for the summer of 2023, this gives us more time than usual to spend on our Eastbound Transatlantic. We have decided to join the ARC Europe rally, which allows time to take in the sights of Bermuda and to visit four islands in the Azores, before finishing on the northwest coast of Spain. Being part of the event means friendly competition, parties and organised tours as well as meeting other likeminded people. Two legs are available or for the adventurous, join us for both! Leg 1: 4th–28th May 2023 (2700nm) St Maarten, Bermuda, Horta (Azores) Bermuda We will leave St Maarten on the 6th May with a group of around 25 other yachts, heading for Bermuda. This 860nm passage should take around 5 days, leaving around a week to explore Bermuda. From here it is an 1800nm passage on to Horta in the Azores, which should take around 10 days. Sailing westbound across the Atlantic is known to be more of a challenge than sailing to the Caribbean, so this is a real adventure with the possibility of a whole mix of weather conditions and a real bucket list item for the more adventurous sailor. Once we make landfall in Horta, there will be a few days to explore and recuperate before we start leg 2. Leg 2: 3rd–17th June 2023 (1050nm) Azores Cruise (Faial, Terceira, Sao Miguel, Santa Maria), Vigo (Spain) Leg 2 is focused on exploring four islands in the Azores archipelago – Faial, Terceira, Sao Miguel and Santa Maria. These gorgeous and underrated islands offer everything from the amazing food and wine, stunning scenery and varied activities - wild meadow walks, climbing Pico, the highest mountain in Portugal, or wandering the UNESCO streets of Angra do Heroísmo in Terceira. Lagos, Portugal Following on we have a 4-5 day passage sail to Vigo, Northern Spain. This is warm weather passage sailing and a great introduction to blue water sailing. As part of the rally, there will be events and tours organised before leaving the Caribbean and whilst in Bermuda and the Azores. See for more information

What roles/experience are needed (Crew 1): does not matter

What roles/experience are needed (Crew 2): does not matter

What roles/experience are needed (Crew 3): does not matter

What roles/experience are needed (Crew 4): does not matter

Sailing with a Rally: ARC Europe

I'm looking for (gender): either

Cabins/Sleeping : shared cabin-own bunk

Smoking on board: non-smokers only

Total people on board: 10

Money: voyage cost $8300

Travel to and from boat: crew pays

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