Is it safe to sail across the Atlantic Ocean?

I'm sailing across the atlantic from Bermuda to the Azores, then to Corsica and finally Rome. It's on a 6 sail 111ft Schooner with an experienced crew. Just a little nervous about the whole thing.

Best Answer:

nilsa: I would say you are very safe. Many have done it in far smaller sailboats. My son and I have done it round trip in a 27 Albin Vega, and and a 32' Westsail, and I have done it with friends in a 40' Rassy. So in a 111 footer, you should have a blast.

With a good seaworthy boat, a good crew, you should never feel in fear of your life. A potential brief bought with seasickness is the worst that will happen.

John

Other answer:

nilsa:
Should be OK. Schooners have sailed the Atlantic since the age of piracy
Ron:
Sounds like fun. 111 foot is as big as most of the fishing vessels in the Bering sea…wear your life jacket at all times.

I wise person once said, "Never regret what you have done, only what you haven't." Or some such thing. This is a once in a life time experience.

james:
It should be.
Underwood:
It should be.
Bill:
It should be.

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