Ocean crossing

An Atlantic sailing trip is one of the most beautiful and evocative experiences you can experience in life.

The ocean crossing, scheduled with the skipper Carlo Lai, is one of the most evocative and exciting experiences for every sailor who wants to perfect and refine the techniques of offshore navigation. The Atlantic crossing, which includes a different round-trip itinerary, starts in the beautiful Cagliari, where it will depart towards Spain, stopping in the beautiful Ibiza, and Malaga. You will then pass through the Strait of Gibraltar touching Madeira and the Canary Islands (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife).

The Strait of Gibraltar, which from the Mediterranean Sea opens its doors to the Atlantic Ocean and which, before the opening of the Suez Canal, was the only passage to the ocean, had a commercial importance over the centuries. military so strong that it remains, even today, the object of contention between Spain and Great Britain.

The ocean crossing, which lasts from 17 to 20 days, from the Canary Islands goes to the small Antilles (Martinique) or through the islands of Cape Verde and then crossing the ocean, or passing the equator you arrive in Brazil. The outward journey is considered, with good reason, simpler, thanks to the Aliseo, a warm wind from the north-east, which allows smooth sailing.

The return journey, on the other hand, is an even more extraordinary experience: crossing the ocean, you have the opportunity to spend entire days in contact only with a challenging sea at the beginning then changes up to the Azores, off the Portugal. The 9 islands that constitute the archipelago of the Azores, are one of the few remaining naturalistic paradises and were discovered, in the XV century, by the Portuguese navigators who went to America, after the discovery of the continent.

Of volcanic origin, the islands have crystal clear lakes, suggestive black cliffs and small sulphurous water springs. The houses, in Portuguese style of the 18th century, complete the unique charm of this natural Eden. Continuing in the direction of Italy, we will again cross the Strait of Gibraltar to return, finally, to the Mediterranean Sea.

Important note concerns the boat, fundamental for every crossing: Spiritu de Sardigna, with 5 double cabins each with bathroom, will help the sailors to live the experience in the best possible way, with every comfort, for a journey with a unique and unforgettable taste.