2020 Atlantic Voyage

Atlantic Crossing

Galveston to Europe 2020

Steve Rakkar M.D. is captaining an Atlantic crossing from Galveston to England in March 2020. It is on board a 1988 Valiant 40 ft. cutter rigged yacht, ALMA. New equipment has been installed over the last 4-5 years. This includes radar, SSB, AIS, GPS, solar, wind generator, new standing and running rigging, new 40hp Volvo diesel engine, electric head, electric refrigeration, Iridium satellite radio, Monitor windvane, Simrad autopilot, and other miscellaneous items. Below are some pictures from the San Diego/Galapagos crossing. Dr. Rakkar will upload further pictures of ALMA after she has had some finishing touches.

Crew is invited to register for each leg of the crossing.

The intended route is:

Galveston, Dry Tortugas, Havana (Cuba), Bahamas, Bermuda, Azores, and final destination of either Ireland, Southampton or Portugal.


Please go to the Blog section under “About US” for updates/pictures regarding this journey.

We will need 1-2 crew for each leg. Crew may register for more than one leg. Please attach your written sailing resume and driver license to the registration page. It will be a maximum of 4 people on each leg including Steve Rakkar M.D. The intended date of starting the journey is mid March 2020 and we anticipate completion in July or August 2020. The exact dates will become clearer as we get nearer the time of departure. Please note the trip is subject to change.

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The map is an approximation and subject to change.

Check out a video of Dr. Rakkar and crew (Jane Rakkar, Catherine Rakkar [daughter], Captain Paul Hubble [in blue] and friend Geoffrey Alexander [in red] who made the video of the Canal crossing). ALMA transited the Panama Canal in March 2015…

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