Aboard the Hallberg-Rassy 54 Feelin’ Good, four friends face the Atlantic for the return journey from the Caribbean to the Azores and then on to the Mediterranean. A wonderful 3’400 nm journey over three weeks starting in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua stopping in Horta, Azores and continuing onto Estepona, Spain. The video shows how well the HR-54 sails and how capable it is to cross oceans.
After our long journey from the Caribbean you’d think we’d want to rest up for a week or so before starting our passage back to mainland Europe. However, we have decided to forgo the Azore vacation and get going on our final leg. It’s almost 1’000 nm from here, through the Strait of Gibraltar and on to Spain. That sounds like a lot even as I’m writing this but after reaching the milestone of 10’000 nm since last July, it doesn’t seem like a lot, Ha!
The winter months have passed by too quickly. Since our arrival in the Caribbean last fall, we’ve enjoyed sailing and spending time with friends in the beauty of this idyllic part of the world. However, hurricane season is approaching (its official start date is the 1st of June) and like the migration of birds, sailing yachts are starting the long passage back to Europe. The tradition of doing an Atlantic Circuit has been around for hundreds of years
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