One Man, One Boat, 4000 Miles!!!

Tropic 4 Cancer Trans Atlantic challenge is an expedition to sail single-handed 4000 miles across the Atlantic, from the western seaboard of Africa to Antigua. The route follows a defined course along the Tropic of Cancer, which is a circle of latitude running around the Earth at approximately 23 degrees north, and which marks the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead. Find Out More

The Boat

The boat is a mini transat 6.50 class yacht, with a sloop rig. The yacht is 21ft (6.5m) long and constructed from GRP with an aluminium mast. She was professionally built in 2008 by Race2Win (Germany).

The Mini Transat class of yacht is specifically designed for solo ocean crossings, and they are rugged and well equipped. They are very short in length, and very wide, which encourages high speeds in the right sailing conditions.

Sails & Equipment

Gennaker Medium, 74 m2 (All Purpose sails)
Gennaker small, 50 m2 (All Purpose sails)
Genoa (reef), 17 m2 (Quantum sails)
Mainsail square top, 26 m2, triple reef (All Purpose sails)
Raymarine SPX 5 autopilot with gyro and fluxgate compass.
Advansea log, timer + depth, wind & repeater
Garmin handheld GPS
Lewmar ST16 winches (3x)
Lewmar and spinlock clutches
2 x 105 amp  Battery
4 hp outboard