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.
These photos were taken on the transatlantic return to Europe from the Caribbean by Feelin’ Good in May of 2012. The journey was broken up into two passages. The first was from Antigua to the Azores and took 15 days and 2433 nm. After a few days of rest, we continued from the Azores into southern Spain passing through the Strait of Gibraltar.
After sailing around the Caribbean for the winter, we are ready to complete the Atlantic Circuit and return to Europe. This is a passage that sailors have been making for hundreds of years and we’re excited to be joining that group. Last November we met with the ARC group in Las Palmas di Gran Canaria to make the crossing to the Caribbean along with 250 other yachts.
Hallberg-Rassy (HR-54) Feelin’ Good cruising the Caribbean over the winter of 2012. This passage was from Nevis (St. Kitt’s and Nevis) to Statia (St. Eustatius) with cool underwater footage under sail (thanks Sean)! More videos to come as we learn how to use the HD Hero2 camera system.
In late October of 2011 we sailed from Sotogrande, Spain (in the Mediterranean) to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to stage ourselves for an Atlantic crossing. There we worked on provisioning the yacht for a 20 days transit and readying the equipment on-board to ensure we had no problems. The rest of our crew, Roland and Gustavo joined us in the final week before departure.
Aboard the Hallberg-Rassy 54 Feelin’ Good, Art, Sean, Roland and Gustavo face the Atlantic during the ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers November 2011. It was an incredible experience to be so far offshore with good winds, clear blue skies and dolphins dancing around the yacht. We ate well and worked as a team for the 15 days and 15 hours it took to make the passage.
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