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Old 22 August 2014, 08:12   #1
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3500 nautical miles... Greece to Azores!!!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!!

- •λλάδα-‘ζŒρε‚: ”ιჇίζον„α‚ „η œεƒŒγειο ˜άλჃα και „ον ‘„λαν„ικŒ ΩκεανŒ

www.facebook.com/ribadventureAzores

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"And the journey was always our big passion .

The charm of endless blue , the scent of the sea and the ultimate feeling of freedom are an integral part of our lives for many years . As lovers of long trips and many hours cruising on the open sea , this time we decided to open up to the vast ocean .

The idea was born a year ago or so, but it seemed like an unreachable goal with many obstacles that seemed insurmountable . But as our will and passion were growing bigger, these obstacles have started to brake down and look like a house of cards ready to collapse.

Now, the idea has matured enough ... and here we are again , on the nautical charts , to carve paths , counting miles and working strenuously, in order to accomplish one more small feat, which we are going to attempt on August 2014.

We are going to attempt a really big journey with a 10m rib, which will accommodate two outboard engines, crossing the Mediterranean sea once again, but this time we will continue for 800 more nautical miles in the open Atlantic ocean up to Azores, covering a distance of 3500 nautical miles. No such journey has even been made in the past with outboard engines! We consider that crossing the Atlantic ocean from Portugal to Azores, which is expected to take two days and two nights without fuel replenishment, will be the ultimate European sea event of 2014!"


RESPECT!!!
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Old 22 August 2014, 08:38   #2
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!!

- Ελλάδα-Αζόρες: Διασχίζοντας τη Μεσόγειο Θάλασσα και τον Ατλαντικό Ωκεανό

www.facebook.com/ribadventureAzores

from the page above:

"And the journey was always our big passion .

The charm of endless blue , the scent of the sea and the ultimate feeling of freedom are an integral part of our lives for many years . As lovers of long trips and many hours cruising on the open sea , this time we decided to open up to the vast ocean .

The idea was born a year ago or so, but it seemed like an unreachable goal with many obstacles that seemed insurmountable . But as our will and passion were growing bigger, these obstacles have started to brake down and look like a house of cards ready to collapse.

Now, the idea has matured enough ... and here we are again , on the nautical charts , to carve paths , counting miles and working strenuously, in order to accomplish one more small feat, which we are going to attempt on August 2014.

We are going to attempt a really big journey with a 10m rib, which will accommodate two outboard engines, crossing the Mediterranean sea once again, but this time we will continue for 800 more nautical miles in the open Atlantic ocean up to Azores, covering a distance of 3500 nautical miles. No such journey has even been made in the past with outboard engines! We consider that crossing the Atlantic ocean from Portugal to Azores, which is expected to take two days and two nights without fuel replenishment, will be the ultimate European sea event of 2014!"


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Respect indeed. I've made that crossing a couple of times, albeit in a yacht and travelling west-east.

When in the Azores, you MUST visit Peter's Cafe and Sports Bar in Horta, on the island of Faial. Not only is it a fabulous bar but the private collection of scrimshaw in the rooms upstairs is incredible.

If the weather's clear I'd also recommend a trip to the top of Pico. At more than 7,000' it's spectacular to witness from sea level but at nearly twice the height of the highest mountain in the British Isles, the view from the top is something else.

Best of luck
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Old 22 August 2014, 10:08   #3
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Fantastic, well done.
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