Actually, If I sail west from the West (best) coast of the USA, I don't believe I would have to cross any lines in the Atlantic to find Portugal. But why would I want to? Don't you have big, fat boats there???
Or is it big, fast boats? Sometimes I get them mixed up.
Yankee, I agree with the suggestion to find a class that gives the test in house rather than going to the CG. Sorry, I don't know of any to recommend in your area. John