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Azores

From SkipperGuide, the online cruising guide for sailing areas around the world

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Island Faial, View along the coast
Island Faial, View along the coast

The Azores are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. They are a favorite place for a stop on transatlantic journeys from west to east. The marina Horta at Faial is the most famous place to stay. Generations of famous sailors visited Horta for a Gin Tonic in the Cafe Sport.

The archipelago of the Azores has a volcanic origin; everywhere you will find artefacts from volcanic activity. The 9 islands of the Azores are spread over 300 nm. The most western island is Flores. It is also the most western point of Europe.

[edit] Weather

The Azores are famous for the Azores high-pressure area. The climate at the Azores is moderate warm the whole year. The winds are mainly weak from various directions, you cannot expect constant winds.

[edit] Islands

Flores · Corvo · Faial · Pico · ...

[edit] Bibliography

Anne Hammick, Gavin McLaren - Atlantic Crossing Guide, Adlard Coles Nautical; 5th edition (October 2003) 
Standard work of the Royal Cruising Club with all notable details for an Atlantic trip and informations about the most important marinas round the Atlantic Ocean, including the Canaries, Acores, Bermuda, etc.
Anne Hammick - Atlantic Islands - Canaries,Maderia,Azores,Cape Verde, Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd (2004) 
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