STOCKHOLM TO GIBRALTAR
This delivery was our first trip on board Avatar bringing her all the way from Sweden. Many different friends joined us on the way and it was a great trip for all concerned. Congratulations to Xavier for making it the whole way and gaining 2500 miles in the process. it was also a great opportunity to practise using the sextant for those budding Yachtmaster Ocean students.
Stockholm-Gotland-Simrishamn-Kiel-Brunsbuttel-Ijmuiden-Dunkirk-Boulogne-Cherbourg-Camaret sur Mer- A Coruña-Porto-Gibraltar
7 countries-Biscay Crossing-13 ports-
2500 miles-and some awesome food courtesy of Xavier!
GIBRALTAR TO LANZAROTE
This 650 mile trip was a great opportunity for Ben to build some miles and gain some experience of offshore sailing and longer passage making. Not to mention life at sea and cooking onboard.
6 days non stop from Gibraltar to Lanzarote. A couple of months later and Ben passed his Yachtmaster Offshore.
650 non stop miles
CANARIES 1 WEEK
Another fantastic trip on Avatar, this time with our new friends, Hilly, Will and Hanneke. Starting in Lanzarote and stopping over in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Moro Jable, Fuertaventura and finishing in Lanzarote. 450 miles, big wind and even bigger waves. Both Will and Hilly subsequently achieved their Yachtmaster offshore and Hilly is now an Instructor with us!