When we sailed back from Europe we had lots of friends and family aboard (30 in total)
We decided to do the trip so we paid for all the boat related costs, fuel, berthage, repairs etc
Food, drink and entry costs were shared evenly amongst the crew.
That was how we did it however we saw all sorts from paid crew to paying crew.
Really important to state this very clearly before anyone joins the boat !!
As for sails, a good set of cruising laminate sails will easily do the trip and still be fine for cruising here, however I’d be careful about carrying extras, a mate bought a yacht in the US that came with a pile of race sails that he stowed in the forward cabin, when he got here they were all stuffed as were the fibres where bent in the flake with other sails on top the had broken from the constant movement (cyclic lifespan)
All I’d be looking at for your boat is a main with really good reefing system, ideally able to be reefed downwind and Genoa made both from Cruise lam, Dacron heavy weather jib and maybe an A3.
It’s not a race and a long legs (3000nm) the difference between being comfortable and pushing hard is actually only a day. And Murphy will always make that day a Sunday or public holiday every time
Edited by Jon, 15 October 2019 - 06:50 AM.