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[ active ] Crossing the Atlantic from New York to Lorient via St Pierre & Miquelon United States to France ref 14691


From New York, United States to Lorient La Base, France.

June 2024 to June 2024.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean is a modern-day adventure. Although democratized in recent years, offshore sailing is a real commitment, the challenge of a lifetime for some. 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! Boarding is in New York in the United States. The first stage of this transatlantic journey from West to East will set sail for St. Pierre & Miquelon, a French archipelago at the end of the world. The length of the stopover will vary. Short if the window is good to reach Lorient, a little longer if a stand by is necessary to reach Brittany with better sailing conditions. 860 nautical miles separate New York from St. Pierre & Miquelon, on a direct route. We allow 5 to 6 days for this first stage but it may be faster, or slower, depending on the weather conditions encountered. From St. Pierre & Miquelon to Lorient, 2150 nautical miles are to be covered by direct route, or around fifteen days of navigation. According to weather charts, a third of the course is upwind, half reaching, the rest downwind. Not being an exact science, the weather on board will be supported by a professional router at land. The crew will have to make the boat work! 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: We propose you to be part of the crew of a Challenge 67 where everyone participates 100% running the yacht. This 21m monohull was built for the BT Global Challenge, crewed round-the-world race against prevailing winds. Our ships deliberately do not use pilots or furlers – it is not in their DNA – because of sails changes. It is, in fact, one of the best ways to discover and learn offshore navigation. Rigged as a cutter, the wardrobe includes staysail, Yankee 1/2/3, large genoa, asymmetrical spinnaker and full batten mainsail. Supervised by 2 professional sailors, Captain 200 Sailing and Youth & Sports graduates, the crew lives to the rhythm of navigation shifts, but also stewardship shifts, cooking, washing up, etc. This 24/7 offshore navigation is a transatlantic and not a cruise. You will eventually have to endure bad weather, heat, sometimes cold, rain, sun! You must therefore be psychologically ready to participate in an Atlantic crossing.

Money: voyage cost $6700

Travel to and from boat: crew pays

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