Thursday, 20 May 2010

Exciting times!

Welcome to the first post of my upcoming adventure: sailing from the UK to the Caribbean, following the trade winds across the Atlantic. There'll be 4 of us, sometimes less, depending on the leg.

Our skipper is Dave Morgan, an Atlantic veteran, whose yacht "Vega A" will be our home for a few months.

For me this is the adventure of a lifetime, and although I have my own boat and sail when I can, I've always wanted to experience blue water sailing.

The initial plan is as follows:

Sept 26th - 29th: Eastbourne (UK) to Falmouth (UK) - 220 miles

Sept 30 - Oct 4th: Falmouth (UK) to La Coruna (Spain) - 480 miles

Oct 9 - 16th: La Coruna (Spain) to Porto (Portugal) - 250 miles; Porto (Portugal) to Sines/Lagos (Portugal) - 500 miles

Oct 20 –27th: Lagos (Portugal) to Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) - 700 miles

Nov ?: Trans-Atlantic (TBA) to Barbados

I'll post a Google map of the planned route in the next day or two, so keep visiting for the latest updates.

Cheers for now...


  1. Hey Grant! Great to see that you are making this trip happen. I remember you talking about it at uSwitch.

    Hope you enjoy the most mate.

    Keep in touch and blogging about it.

  2. Hi Grant,

    What an awesome trip. This is one blog I will be following with interest. not sure what the nautical good wishes term is.