The friendly rally across the Atlantic
Viking Explorers is an exciting new and friendly rally for all of us that will need and also want to share their knowledge to give help to other cruisers to make yours and theirs crossing of the Atlantic a success.
The main purpose of Viking Explorers is not biggest possible group but the best and friendliest group that can be created. There will probably be a limit of a maximum of 25 boats.
The route starts in the Canary Island in early January, when the trade winds are more steady (and you can celebrate Xmas home if you want to) and do a stop-over in real Africa (Mindelo, Cape Verde) on the way to beautiful Grenada, The Spice Island of the Caribbean.
Some key factors:
# Low nominal cost to participate with many discounts (chandlery, batteries, charts/guide books ...)
# Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their boat and crew - no compulsory equipment checks ...
# Seminars, get-together and help from local sailors to find equipment and tradespeople to help prepare your boat
The Viking Explorers´ format : safe, flexible and with a personalized service
Being part of a reduced group ensures a much better relationship between our participants and the organizing team. It increases enormously the camaraderie, safety and a much more “private service” can be provided. Everybody gets to know each other, even months before the departure through on-line meetings and a Whatsapp Group for the fleet, which is an extraordinary tool, for getting updated information of others before the departure, and a very nice family atmosphere with like minded sailors is created,another of so many benefits only possible on smaller fleets.
Visit the official website of the Viking Explorers.