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Florida to the Canaries
Marcus, if the other posts don''t already get the main point across...you can''t get there from here. IOW you''ll have to sail very close to a Transatlantic before you turn S and the SW to arrive in the Canaries. If you have lots of time and can invest the money in your boat for this lengthy time at sea, then I''d recommend you look at it as two separate routes: Cross in late Spring/early Summer from FL to the Iberian Atlantic Coast, enjoy some local cruising or put the boat up one of the Rias for a while, and then leave in September/October for the traditional run down (via Madeira, perhaps) to the Canaries. This would provide a lot more fun, but over a lengthier period of time.
Departing in the Fall is not a wise choice.
Alternatively, you can ship it. But I would guess you''ll see no cost close to the $1,700 USD figure mentioned, unless you too have a very small sloop.