Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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We sailed from Connecticut to Cork, Ireland - a comparable distance- in a crewed 38' sloop. It took us 22 days. A 32' boat would be slower and a solo sailor may be less likely to fly the spinnaker and shake out reefs as quickly as we did, making him even slower. If he stops in the Bahamas (how long?), it could easily take him five weeks to get from there to the Azores, perhaps longer if he has headwinds. We planned supplies for a 40-day trip, just in case. You don't say what kind of boat he's sailing: a Mini Transat can hit 20 knots while a Bristol Channel Cutter tops out at about 7.
The distance from the Azores to Dublin is lengthy as well - about half of the transatlantic trip- and more likely upwind or variable. Dublin is also a good ways North; he may want to put in to a French, English, or other Irish port en route. If he left the Bahamas in late May, he should be getting somewhere over there soon.