The crew is eager to make landfall, but they have hundreds of miles to go.
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The Crossing: The Flying Fish – Episode 5
Episode 5: The crew is not entirely alone in the Atlantic, there are always the flying fish. Even though the weather makes it feel a bit more like a holiday, it is tough for our amateur sailors to be away from loved ones.
The Crossing: Halfway There and Feeling Great – Episode 4
As the crew nears the halfway point, the high winds finally mellow, leading to a more pleasant ride for our seven amateur sailors. We also learn how the watch schedule operates onboard Pommes Frites.
The Crossing Extra: The Worst That Can Happen
In this Crossing Extra, Captain Mike talks about the five worst things that can happen on a sailboat and how to prevent them from happening in the first place.
The Crossing Extra: Meet the Crew 2
In this Crossing Extra, we hear more from each of our seven amateur sailors about why they are excited to make this Atlantic crossing in a brand new sailboat.
The Crossing: Thanksgiving at Sea – Episode 3
EPISODE 3: Checking in with our sailors as they continue on in 30-knot winds and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. We also get a glimpse of how Guy has provisioned the boat for such a long passage.
The Crossing: Sailing from Brittany to Madeira – Episode 2
EPISODE 2: In this episode of The Crossing, we’ll check in with our sailors after they have just departed Madeira on their journey across the Atlantic. We’ll also step back in time and recap the journey from Brittany, France to Madeira, Portugal.
Crossing Extra: Selecting the Boat
In this Crossing Extra, Captain Mike talks about the process to select and design the Pogo 50.
The Crossing: Meet the Crew – Episode 1
EPISODE 1: In the first episode of The Crossing, we meet the seven amateur sailors who are making the journey, learn about their level of experience, and also get a read on the initial weather forecast and the route from Madeira to Puerto Rico. Meet the amateur sailing crew and hear about their sailing experiencesContinue reading “The Crossing: Meet the Crew – Episode 1”
Tuesday, November 23rd: Departure and weather planning. The forecast unexpectedly improved today. Weather in the Northern Atlantic can be broadly split into two categories: hurricane season, and winter. In the former, the weather systems travel Northwest across the Atlantic, slamming into the Caribbean and Eastern United States. But most boats like ours transit the AtlanticContinue reading “The Crossing”