"Nordhavn Atlantic Rally Draws Adventurous
December 2003 PASSAGEMAKER
Some 70 yachts have expressed an interest in the Nordhavn-sponsored
trans-Atlantic rally next year.
Not all can go, and the builders of the Nordhavn family of yachts
acknowledged that choosing participants in the invitational event
represents their “biggest hurdle.”
The parent company, PAE, has recived applications from bith Nordhavn
owners as well as yachts from other manufactures.
The PAE schedule calls for a fleet rendezvous, seminars and registration
May 10-16 in Florida, and the crossing will begin May 17 as smaller
boats depart for Bermuda, 900 nautical mailes away. Larger yachts
will leave May 18.
From Bermuda, the rally will proceed to the Azores, a run of 1,800
nautical miles. The schedule calls for all participants to reach
Gibraltar June 28, where the rally will conclude with a July Fourth
For more information about Nordhavn Atlantic Rally call PAE at