Transatlantic Crossing

November 23, 2020

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Transatlantic Crossing

Thinking of crossing the Atlantic to visit the Caribbean? Thinking of doing the crossing single-handed? Regardless of how it is done, sailing across the Atlantic is not a simple feat and, if it is your first time, a lot of time and thorough preparation is needed.

Vessel seaworthiness:

Before anything else, is the vessel built for a transatlantic journey? Making sure the vessel is safe and ready for the voyage is priority number one. Investing in a survey along with reviewing and overhauling the electrical system is one step in the right direction. You also have to consider your navigation and communication equipment. Are they well maintained and up-to-date with redundant systems in place should they break/fail?

Planning around weather:

Setting a date by planning around hurricane season, currents and winds require lots of research and paperwork. Not as simple as it sounds. Chris Tibbs from Sailing Today provides an excellent article detailing what to expect along the way.

 

Vessel safety equipment:

Corresponding liferaft, Transponder SART, EPIRB, life jackets for all crew, fire-fighting equipment, first aid kit, etc. Have all the recommended safety equipment? Double-check them and make sure they are in working order. Spare no expense when it comes to your safety. This should be obvious but it’s worth repeating, a safe sailor is a happy sailor.

 

Whether you will be sailing single-handed or with a crew, at Edward William we have you covered. By working with Insurers all policies have the option to include transatlantic cover should this be needed. Why not give us a try by completing the below quotation questionnaire:

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