Cross the pond in easy stages. Make an early start in October, hop from island to island through the Canaries, the Cape Verdes and then take the shortest route across the Atlantic.
This step by step rally, starting in Lanzarote (Tenerife in 2017), calls at all the Canary Islands before sailing south to Sao Vicente, in the Cape Verdes, and from there picks up the shortest trade wind route to Barbados.
Jimmy Cornell has launched this new rally tailored for sailors who prefer to cross the Atlantic at a relaxed pace.
The Islands Odyssey includes the Canaries Odyssey in October. Yachts may join only the Canaries Odyssey section of the rally and pay a lower fee.