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Re: How long does to sail to the Uk from Florida?

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Whilst this thread has grown an idea has developed too, I realised that either employing a professional skip or getting the post shipped with dockwise or anybody else is going to cost... well, lots! And it may actually be wiser to put a chunk of that and invest it in myself instead, on training and experience in order that I would be able to sail the boat back myself.

I have been sailing for many years and at one point I was working as an assistant instructor (dinghies and 27ft keelboats) so i am confident that I am a competent sailor but seaman ships skills and ocean experience is another matter entirely.

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Everything in life has risk. But if you have (or can aquire) the skills and can devote several months in getting boat ready and making the trip without the stress of time, work, or family contraints, and know how to deal with risk and its associated stress, I would go for it. Make sure you have enough money and time to deal with problems that could/will come up and you have back-up plans for everything. Take someone along with some ocean passage experience and you should come out ok. Thousands have gone before you on similar trips.
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Re: How long does to sail to the Uk from Florida?

CHeck out the ARC and see if you can get into it. Fills up fast and they have stringent requirements on boats. But, check it out.

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Re: How long does to sail to the Uk from Florida?

Seems to me Europe and UK has loads of nice boats that are probably equal or better than the US. I would look there. Check Yachtworld.com
When I was looking for a boat, I found a lot I like in Europe, but too far away. Also, does Europe have some high standards for yachts? You may need to make a lot of modifications to your US boat to meet local requirements- more money...
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Re: How long does to sail to the Uk from Florida?

I KNOW I would not want to sail the North Atlantic in October - November!

Check your passage planning charts for expected winds!
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Re: How long does to sail to the Uk from Florida?

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I KNOW I would not want to sail the North Atlantic in October - November!

Check your passage planning charts for expected winds!
Ai meant October at the earliest before I am ready to take buy.
In which case If I buy from the US I would fly over and start prepping ready for the weather window to follow.
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Re: How long does to sail to the Uk from Florida?

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Hello Mr. Blackhurst,

You will be looking at around $28,000 USD from Florida to the Med.


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Just waiting to find out how long they take to ship to med.

They dont ship to the UK sadly but as I was 'eventually' planning to spend winters in the med anyway... I work from home (which will be the boat) so maybe thats a way forward and just sail her back myself the following spring.

Still a big trip but not in the same league as crossing the Atlantic

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They you go...
Just waiting to find out how long they take to ship to med.

They dont ship to the UK sadly but as I was 'eventually' planning to spend winters in the med anyway... I work from home (which will be the boat) so maybe thats a way forward and just sail her back myself the following spring.

Still a big trip but not in the same league as crossing the Atlantic
That's about what I thought.

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