With the trade wind across the Atlantic:
At about 30° north or 30° south, the air masses have cooled down to such an extent that they sink again and return to the equator. As a constant, westerly wind, the trade wind, they then guide the SEA CLOUDs across the Atlantic with steady force.
New sailing record:
The SEA CLOUD covered a total of 2,300 nautical miles (approx. 4,260 kilometers, 2,647 miles) on her transatlantic crossing in December 2019 from Santiago (Cape Verde) to Santo Domingo (Dom. Republic) under sails alone. From 15 days at sea, 333.3 hours (almost 14 days) were completely sailed through. A very special trip, where even the captain himself went into raptures, after the record of 85% of the SEA CLOUD II’s distance under sails was broken from the year before.