The return Transatlantic starts in Antigua, crosses to the UK via the Azores and is approximately 4,000 miles. This transatlantic crossing is a good opportunity to experience and learn about ocean passages, to accumulate miles and to develop very rewarding teamwork. Northern Child has done this route every year for the last 15 years and it has always proved to be a fantastic experience. This trip can be divided into 2 legs and you can decide to join for the whole crossing or just one leg.
Leg 1 – Antigua to the Azores – approx 2600nm
Each year the weather is different but typically our route would take us North up to about 30 North where we would adjust our course to the East skirting the Azores high pressure system. This passage is approximately 14 to 17 days and is dominated by the Azores high.
Leg 2 – Azores to the UK – approx 1250nm
After a stopover in the Azores we head North East. In June the conditions can be variable with gales from the west or light winds from the North East. This leg can be very exciting and is takes about 8 to 10 days.