If you have ever dreamt about crossing that big blue pond most regularly known as the North Atlantic Ocean, you have come to the right place. Regardless of your level of experience as a sailor, to sail across the Atlantic will be a demanding challenge.
And as with everything else in sailing, preparation is essential. This guide will take you through everything you need to know before you embark on this amazing journey.
Since Christopher Columbus famously traveled 3.000 nautical miles (nm) across the Atlantic in around 5 weeks back in 1492, holding the time of the fastest Atlantic crossing by sail has been a prestigious achievement.
It is currently held by the multi-hulled Banque Populaire V in about 3 days and 15 hours. In general, multi-hulls are often faster than mono-hulls and sailing across the Atlantic in a catamaran or another type of multi-hull is expected to earn you an arrival 3-5 days earlier than a mono-hull.