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Brief description of the holiday
We find ourselves around 30 November in Las Palmas for the departure of the ARC 2017: we will be there and leave for the Cape Verde Islands at the same time.
After being known, briefing and galley we will head for the Cape Verde island. The project is to continue later to land on the Brazilian coast.
A minimum of marine experience and footprint is required. Each crew member is required to observe, as far as possible, navigation shifts, both day and night. No particular sail skills are required but a transat requires both physical and psychological effort, not indifferent.
Comar Genesi 43
The year 1990 was launched at the Genoa boat show by the shipyard Comar of Forlì the Genesis 43. A hull that was immediately innovative for the design and construction choices. Boat performance as safe and stable, studio Vallicelli, the Genesis 43 is an elegant boat of 13.5 meters with two comfortable double cabins, a double cabin for singles and a large dinette with kitchen, two bathrooms and an efficient sails. The boat will follow us for most of our offshore sailing, the rig is optimized to Cutter, and many details make it a modern, environmentally friendly and self-sufficient energetically and particularly robust boat with great stability of course. The sails are: dacron mainsail, denoon genoa, regatta genoa, extra dacron genoa, removable dacron tormentina, removable spinnaker, nylon spinnaker. Anchoring and services: still main delta 18 kg with 75mt of 10mm chain; still secondary bruce 15 kg with 15 m of 10 mm chain; dinghy boat with 4t 2.5hp outboard motor; 450 liters of drinking water; 200 lt of fuel; oceanic raft 8posti airmar; sat tv antenna; wifi on board; aft bimini for support of two Solbian solar panels. Instrumentation: raymarine st60 and tridata st60; pilot st7000; internal chart plotter with external gps; extra gps; radar; vhf dsc icom; EPIRB; personal plb; nmea wifi system for the use of portable chart plotters with ipad invax with Mediterranean cartography; ais nasa wifi with dedicated antenna.
Our trip starts here
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spagna
Thursday 30 November from 0:00 until Thursday 30 November at 0:00
Our trip ends here
Mindelo, Contea di São Vicente, Capo Verde
Thursday 7 December from 0:00 until Thursday 7 December at 0:00
Reviews of Francesco
Other important information
USE OF SWEET WATER
I consider a liter and a half per day per person of drinking water in the water, plus the freshwater tanks used to wash and cook. For personal hygiene I fill each one a bottle of 1 liter and a half of tanks water.
I try to give suggestions to who prepares the bag to embark on the crossing
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT • Tailoring, jackets and boots • One or two changes of underwax layers • K-way or light wind jacket • Woolen hat and sun hat
OTHER GARMENTS • A fleece jacket, a lightweight sweatshirt • Long and short trousers, long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts • Boat shoes and slippers, small and big sunscreen, sunscreen.
Payment and cancellations
This Experience undergoes Sailsquare reservation and cancellation policies.
- Book this Experience paying directly via credit card, or via wire transfer.
- If this Experience starts in more than 45 days, you can pay a deposit of around30% and then pay the balance within 30 days before the departure date. A handling fee of 25 Euros per reservation is required.
- If the Experience is not Confirmed yet, you may cancel your reservation anytime and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
- Policy update - Covid19
Are you obliged to cancel a reservation of a Confirmed Experience? Contact our Customer Support within 30 days before the departure date and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares. Are you unable to reach the embarkation point due to regulations issued by the competent Authorities?Contact our Customer Support and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
- Visa fares
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 50-150€ per person.