Sailing the Atlantic; Antigua to Gibraltar
- Vessel: Skyelark
- Where: Antigua, Caribbean
- Duration: 28 days
- Embark: Antigua - 26 April 2022, 10:00
- Disembark: Gibraltar - 23 May 2022, 16:00
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Sail the Atlantic with luxury yacht Skyelark from Antigua to Gibraltar.
Join Skyelark as she sails across the Atlantic for a 28-day crossing from Antigua to Gibraltar, with a brief stop-over in the Azores.
Setting the sails
We’ll set the sails to take the northeast trade winds up to a latitude close to Bermuda where we will pick up the westerly trades and head directly towards the Azores.
It’s safe to say that we can expect a bit of everything weather-wise and the start of the passage is one of the more challenging trips we offer as it is up wind into trades and ocean swell.
The Azores are a peaceful and beautiful place, known for their volcanoes, dramatic landscapes and black beaches. Rich and fertile soil produce some amazing local produce, cheeses, meats and wines.
Horta is a small and lovely harbour town, unspoilt by tourism with a few wonderful local restaurants. This is a major crossroads in the yachting world where the bustling harbour and the legendary ‘Peter Café Sport’ provides a warm and friendly welcome for like-minded folk to exchange salty tales.
Leaving Horta, we will call in at Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island, which is the ‘main island’ and has some great sightseeing. If time allows we may also divert south to the tiny island of Santa Maria, before the 5-7 day sail to Gibraltar.
Under the stars
Aboard Skyelark each meal will be home-cooked using locally available ingredients where possible, resulting in the most delicious spread of food every evening. With minimal light pollution, the Caribbean have some of the clearest skies you’ll have ever seen so make use of Skyelark’s generous seating area on deck and eat beneath the stars.
There are currently no voyages scheduled. Please get in touch with the VentureSail team to find out what’s available, or if other upcoming voyages might be suitable.
Call us in the Office on 01872 487288 or email [email protected], and we will be happy to help you find your next adventure!
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Sloop
Skyelark is a luxury Oyster 62 sailing yacht, built for elegance and speed whilst maintaining the utmost comfort for her guests both below decks and while under sail.
Designed and built as a competitive pedigree to match her beautifully drawn lines and sumptuous interior she has had many successes in ocean races and regattas.
Her sloop rig and modern design mean sailing with her can be done with just two people and she is an excellent boat to learn the ropes during your sailing holiday.
Below decks, private cabins are beautifully appointed and a well thought out layout means she is suitable for a variety of travellers; single sailors, couples or private charters of family or friends. Skyelark has a spacious saloon and a generous galley where the crew will prepare healthy and home-cooked meals after a days sailing. with full air conditioning, Webasto heating and quiet flush heads, staying abord Skyelark is more akin to a hotel than a boat!
On deck there is a large, safe and family-friendly cockpit, a lounging deck and transom seats. There is always somewhere comfortable to be, either for socialising or some quiet reflection.
A removable bimini over the cockpit keeps the sun or the rain out, and if the weather is inclement at anchor, then a full cockpit enclosure keeps everyone snuggly warm, whilst maintaining the alfresco views.
Oyster 62’s are known to circumnavigate with young families on board or sail to the Arctic reaching 80 degrees north. Oyster 62 ‘s offer the perfect package of speed, elegance, luxury and easy, safe comfortable cruising – Skyelark is certainly one of the finest examples. She spends her summer sailing the UK, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with voyages around Scotland and the Hebrides before sailing winters in the Caribbean.
Take a look inside!
Deck planMore about Skyelark
Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all food and drink is included in your ticket price* *On 10 day Caribbean voyages, 4 meals (lunch or dinner) are to be eaten ashore to get the full Caribbean experience.
Are there any added extra's?
No, unless you go ashore. Excursions are not included.
Are drinks included?
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please ask at the time of booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
3x Twin, 1x Double and 1x VIP cabin if req.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
3 bathrooms, all with showers.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
Is bedding included?
All bedding and wash towels are included. Please bring a swimming towel if you wish to swim ashore.