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post #6 of Old 01-31-2011
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Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
I understand:
I have seen lot of sailboats sailed from Europe to the States and Caribbean, they are not Hallberg Rassy. Most of them are Beneteau, Jeanneau and etc.
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They don't call it the milk run for nothing. They go downwind from the European mainland to the Azores in the late spring or early summer, and then continue on - downwind again - to the Carribean. Typically undercanvassed, they get to the islands and fly home rather than try to beat their way back. Going into the North Atlantic would be a whole 'nother experience. Columbus did the same thing, but came home on the Gulf Stream. (Not that he knew what it was.)
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