Canaries to Caribbean on a Pogo40 sailboat

February 2016

typical weather at place of departure

typical weather at place of arrival

typical route and travel time based on speed; 2700nm shortest distance (known as rhumb line)

shown below ARC transatlantic race of 2015 'open category' tracks

and a few notes on the race results of 2012 and 2015

ARC 2012 race results 40 foot boat is first arrival after 12 day crossing After a journey of over 3,300 nautical mails Class 40 Vaquita has taken line honours at the ARC 2012, having sailed from Gran Canaria in just over 12 days; a truly magnificent performance for a 40 footer. Vaquita looked superb as she blasted across the finish line at 14 knots with the crew pushing the boat as hard as ever in front of the local and international media in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, today (07 December). The Austrian crew of six crossed the line at 10:22 local (14:22UTC) on 7 December 2012, giving them an elapsed time of 12 days, 1:37hours. ---

ARC 2015 race results VO65 Team Brunel has broken the ARC course record sailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay in the Caribbean Team Brunel, a Volvo Ocean race yacht has arrived in Saint Lucia in an elapse time of 8d 7h 39m 30s From the day ARC 2015 set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Team Brunel has sprinted to the sun-soaked shores of Saint Lucia, with an average speed of 13.5kts and top wave surfing speeds of double that at times. Persistent north easterly winds due to the well-established Azores High have allowed them to zig-zag the rhumb line route for much of their crossing. Interestingly, the total distance covered on their transatlantic route is greater than the two previous record holders at 3342 miles.

typical winds... check out (and select atlantic north region, then southern transatlantic portion), then the date-time

to see wind, waves and barometric pressure forecast every 3 hours


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Pogo 40 Specifications

45 boats built between 2005 and 2009. The Pogo 40 was created at the same time as Class 40 and won the 2006 Route du Rhum tranatlantic race

Technical specifications Length : 12.18m Max beam : 4.40m Light measurement trim: 4.8t (racing-cruising) Draft: 3m (racing-cruising) Twin rudders, unsinkable

8 bunks Mainsail: 73mē (racing-cruising) Genoa: 42mē Big spinnaker: 160mē