This opportunity was posted on February 8, 2024

[ active ] Crossing the Atlantic from Brittany to New York France to United States ref 14690


From Lorient, France to New York, United States.

May 2024 to May 2024.

Heading to New York, crossing the Atlantic under sail this spring aboard one of our Challenge 67s, a 21m crewed monohull. You’ll come on board as a crew member with a 100% active role in life on board and running the boat. Set course for America! Sailing across the Atlantic to New York Crossing the Atlantic Ocean remains a modern-day adventure. Although transatlantic crossings have become more democratic in recent years, they remain a real commitment, and for some, the challenge of a lifetime. Over and above sailing, crossing the Atlantic requires self-sacrifice. It’s a chance to let go of the pace of life on land, to reconnect with yourself and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. A real breath of fresh air! You will set sail from Lorient in Southern Brittany. First set course is Horta on the island of Faial in the Azores, the first leg of this East-West Atlantic crossing. Depending on the weather on the second leg, the length of the stopover can vary. Short if the window is good, slightly longer if a stand-by is necessary to reach New York in better conditions. And if the skipper doesn’t think it’s necessary, no pit stop! More details on

CHALLENGE OCEAN is currently based in France

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: Independent

I'm looking for (gender): either

Cabins/Sleeping : shared cabin-own bunk

Smoking on board: smoking allowed

Total people on board: 12

Crew roles: You will come aboard as a crew member. Throughout this offshore sailing crossing, you’ll be on sailing watch, for around 3 hours every 6 hours at night and for around 4 hours every 8 hours at day, and on stewardship watch, cooking, washing up, etc. You may have to put up with bad weather, cold, humidity or heat, and sometimes “trouble”. As a transatlantic crew member, you need to be psychologically ready to take part in a transatlantic. Professional crew for this ocean crossing is made up of 2 professional sailors with Merchant Navy and Youth & Sport qualifications.They supervise the 10 crew members on board and ensure the safety of the boat. This is a committed crossing where everyone has an active part in running the yacht – 100% participation – and not a cruise.

Money: voyage cost $6700

Travel to and from boat: crew pays

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