The sea is a journey! And the journey has always been our great 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.
It’s about Corsair 31, which is produced by the company of TOP LINE. It’s a Rib of Greek designers and producers with many and great achievements in speed races in Greece as well as international too. With no doubt it is one of the best Ribs in its category throughout the world.
After many months of hard work, preparation and sea-trials, the long-awaited day of the departure has finally arrived. Wednesday, 23 July 2014. At the end of a very beautiful departure ceremony that took place in the port of Thessaloniki, with the presence of local authorities, journalists, sponsors and friends, our long journey started.
5 August, 06:30, we slowly left the Port of Ginesta Marina. We were about to cover about 900 miles in three days, and get to Cascais, a few miles west of Lisbon.
Our first stop was Almeria. 360 nautical miles path. We had put 110lt gas and replaced the Bravo I 24 propellers with 21, 5" of Suzuki. This 360 miles trip was a first class trial for consumption and speed, adjusting for the second half for crossing the Atlantic. We wanted to be certain for the required litres and the choice of propellers, for when we would be in the middle of the big passage.
Ήμασταν όλοι γύρω από την κονσόλα συζητώντας και εμψυχώνοντας ο ένας τον άλλον. Μας έμεναν ακόμα 320 ναυτικά μίλια για το ανατολικό φανάρι του Sao Miguel, όταν άρχιζε σιγά σιγά να χαράζει.<ΒΡ>Ένιωθα πως είχαμε φτάσει, αλλά δεν ήταν έτσι. Είναι απίστευτα τα συναισθήματα που νιώθεις όταν ξημερώνει και βρίσκεσαι στη μέση του ωκεανού.