Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Not an everyday opportunity...

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I don't usually let our charter business intrude into the blog but for this opportunity I'm making an exception because it's not easy to find trans-ocean experience...

The charter yacht ANAHITA, a 62-foot Dynamique sloop, has an opening for two paying crew on their 6th eastbound trans-Atlantic crossing. This is an excellent opportunity to get some sea miles and a unique adventure. Join Captain Bijan and Chef Roseanne in St. Thomas, USVI for the May 1st departure.

(A) Northeast Caribbean -- (B) Azores -- (C) Gibraltar -- (D) Montenegro


Anahita has scheduled an Atlantic crossing beginning May 1, 2014 and has two spots open for paying crew:
  • Caribbean to Gibraltar: 
    • Departure from St. Thomas
    • Duration: Approximately 28-30 days.
    • St. Thomas to Azores: 18 days
    • Stop in Azores for a few days
    • Azores to Gibraltar: 6 days
    • Cost: $6500/person, all inclusive except bar. Note: While in port in the Azores, only continental breakfast will be served and no other food is included in the charter fee.
  • Option: Gibraltar to ...
    • Continue to the Balearics, Sardinia or Naples, additional per day rate. 

Charter Yacht ANAHITA - Crewed Sailing Vacations
Winter: Caribbean / Summer: Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Charters

At the Helm  <===  2000 Miles!  ===>  Arrival in Gibraltar
2012 TransAtlantic Crossing

We just finished our wonderful Atlantic crossing. We couldn’t have found a better boat or a better captain and chef for this most wonderful experience in our lives.
- 2012 TransAtlantic Crossing

Bijan is “The Best of the Best." An unforgettable adventure!
- 2012 TransAtlantic Crossing
It is fair to say that -- having sailed only in the Mediterranean and never in “Proper” oceans -- I was somewhat worried regards to crossing the Atlantic, my journey into the unknown! I needed not have worried: From the moment I stepped aboard I felt at ease and very much enjoyed the crossing -- So many thanks for making it so easy: Well hosted. Best wishes to you both for much happiness together, kind seas, and fair winds. If you ever find your way to York, make sure you look me up.
- Bruce (Antigua-Azores-Gibraltar, May 2-June 1, 2010
There are many stories to be told about four guys on a 3,228 mile, 29-day transatlantic crossing, but the one that strikes me as being the best is meeting the Anahita captain, Bijan. Myself an owner of a 1980 38’ Shannon cutter ketch with two transatlantic crossings, I would say this crossing (12/01/09 -12/29/09) was one of the easiest of the three. As a captain you should know & be able to diagnose every sound emanating from your boat, understand & never chance your boat's abilities under all sea conditions, & have an ability to take command of all crew situations. I can say from doing this trip with Bijan that he is aware of all of these situations, even while asleep. The boat is equipped with two types of communication with the land via sailmail, an email service, & satellite telephone. I had been in contact through sailmail with my family & thereby kept them informed as to where the boat was & that all was as well. Now as for luxury, I can truly say there is nothing missing in accommodations or entertainment (Plasma TV for evening movies). My room was large, airy, & comfortable for two & extremely large for one. Of course, it has a head with shower with enough hot water to keep you happy. The galley was a delight to work in with a three-burner stove & oven that was easy to handle & make delicious hot evening meals. We even made fresh bread in the electric bread maker. Over all the Anahita was a delight to spend time on & would give anyone a great time to remember.
- Regards, Noah (Gibraltar to St Martin, Nov. 2009)

What a wonderful opportunity of an adventure charter this will be for two lucky people.  We (Bob & Sheila) love passages. It is so cool to look out and just see water all the way out to the horizon... Of course, you'll see the occasional ship and flotsam can get quite exciting.  Maybe you will even catch a nice fish for dinner on your way!

Bijan and Roseanne would be happy to have you aboard.
Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ANAHITA
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