Originally Posted by Kacper
I am leaving Thursday morning then will spend the next 5 days or so helping the the boat into ship shape for the crossing.
Giu, I will be staying in Europe after I reach London from the Azores and could possibly visit Portugal. What city do you live in ?
Maybe you can take Silya and I on a sail on your rocket and I'll post the first ever second-hand account on what its like to sail on Guiletta
Kac...I will most gladly take you for a ride, that is if I am there, but most probably will be.
I live in Estoril, Cascais, and my boat is in Cascais Marina (check Google Earth) - 38° 41' 27.30" N 9° 25' 10.05" W
The boat will stay in Cascais until the 5th June (dry for modifications from the 28th till the 5th).
Then from the 7th till end of September we will be in Southern Portugal, in Vilamoura, wich is 37° 04' 33.34" N 8° 07' 19.31" W.
Chances are you will stop over in Portugal after the Azores, as very very rarely people sail staright to the UK from the Azores due to the "permanetely resident" Azores Anti Cyclone. If you skipper goes staright....good luck...
Most boats sail from the Azores to Portugal, then up the coast of Portugal Spain and France across the gulf of Biscay (get ready fore some of the worse weather and seas in the whole World, the Gulf of Biscay will make hair grow in your chest, and dark stains in youir underwear).
As I said, chances are you will be stoping over..if you do let me know. If I am not there, I will arrange for you to go see the boat.
Fred only sails my boat when I am there, for now....but he can take you on his optimist