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Crossing Atlantic

with Sailing-Dutchman

Part 1: Portugal > La Graciosa > Lanzarote

Part 2: Gran Canaria > Cabo Verde

Part 3: Cabo Verde > Martinique

Crossing Atlantic with Sailing-Dutchman

An Atlantic crossing on a sailing catamaran is a ‘once in a lifetime experience’. Depending on where you get on board – Portugal, Canary Islands or Cabo Verde – you will sail between 550 up to 3400 Nautical Miles.
Our crossing starts at Gran Canaria. From here we’ll sail south first. Although it’s somewhat of a detour, we are going to visit Cabo Verde. “How often will we get this chance?” we asked ourselves. When we have reached Cabo Verde, we will have finished our first 1300 NM already.
On Cabo Verde we will extensively prepare for the ‘Big’ Crossing. After all, a long crossing like this demands a lot from both the ship and her crew. We will pay extensive attention to safety and supplies.
Once underway we will take advantage of the North-eastern wind that will put us on a broad reach, and we will sail to the Caribbean in 15 to 19 days. Our adventure ends in Martinique but if we have time, we might visit other Islands like St. Lucia.


Itinerary Map


Hi, I am Eric van der Vegt
I founded Sailing-Dutchman out of love for sailing. I have been sailing since I was 6 years old. Like most sailors I started with the famous Optimist. As years passed, the boats became bigger, faster and more challenging. From Optimist to Laser to 470’s and later I crossed over to sailing yachts.
By now I have sailed thousends of miles at different seas and oceans on various ships – motor and sailing vessels.
Next to being a professional sailor and instructor I am a passionate cook and musician. I want to make sure that people who sail with me have a great time.
I have the following competences:

    • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsment MCA
    • RYA YM Cruising Instructor
    • International Certificate of Competence
    • Power Boat 1 and 2
    • First Aid certificate
    • Sea Survival
    • SRC/Marifoon/Marcom B

Our Catamaran

Welcome to our sailing home – AKUA AMINATA – 44ft Dean 440 Espace catamaran.
We have chosen this boat for her comfort and sailing performance.
Built by famous catamaran builder – Peter Dean she was designed to cross the oceans with a lot of comfort and living space.
As the Boat has been designed and built in South Africa, we wanted to give her a name to honor her African heritage. The first name – Akua – is a name origin from Ghana and reflects the spirit of the ocean and the power it holds. The second name – Aminata – has West African origin and mean “trustworthy” and “faithful” in various African language.
Akua Aminata can host up to 7 guests in 3 cabins. She is equipped with new sails, safety equipment, solar panels, water maker, BBQ and wi-fi (Starlink).

LOA: 44ft / 13.41m

Beam: 7.25m

Draft: 1.10m

No of Beths:   9

No of Cabins: 4 

No of Heads: 3

The Price

Crossing Atlantic Part 1 – 1 185€ *
Canary Islands Hopping – 985€
Crossing Atlantic Experience Part 2 – 1 400€ **
Crossing Atlantic Experience Part 3 – 2 400€ **

Special offer

* Crossing Atlantic Part 1
Come on October 14 to do a bit coastal sailing and then crossing the Atlantic
Special price for 18 days 1.800 €

** Crossing Atlantic Part 2 + Part 3
Sail with us 2 stages and you will pay only 3.400 €

What is included

  • Accomodation in a shared cabin
  • Professional skipper
  • Boat insurance
  • Bed linen and towels
  • BBQ
  • Dinghy with outboard engine

Not included:

  • On board cash for food, drinks, fuel, marina fees
  • Flights

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