2,700 nautical miles of open ocean, with only the roll of the sea, the breaking of waves and the occasional solitary albatross as interruption. The course will chart from Las Palmas off the coast of Africa to reach the Caribbean two weeks later.


Known for north-north easterly prevailing winds in winter, the route is uninterrupted from start to finish across the Atlantic, save for fast moving squalls, which tend to whip up intense periods of wind and rain at sunrise and dusk.