Volvo 70 “Kraken” (ex-Telefonica Black from 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race)
Yes + professional 1st and 2nd mates
Hot bunking in pipe cots.
Deposit and cancellation:
50% deposit required. Non-refundable. See deposit and cancellations policy
- 1x day Sea Survival Course
- 1 x day ISAF Course
- 2 x training weekends
- 2 x qualifying RORC races (there are a total of 4 qualifying races to choose from)
- 1 x crew branded polo shirt
- 1 x crew branded Musto jacket
- Food and refreshments provisions whilst afloat
- Professional Skipper and 2 Mates on board for all on water training and races.
- Personal insurance
- Travel to and from boat not included.
Open to beginner sailors.
A good level of fitness recommended.
The Rolex Fastnet Race (package)
UK and Ireland
Start: 51°24N 9°36W
Fastnet Rock: 50°47N 1°18W
Finish: 50°21N 4°9W”
The Rolex Fastnet Race is the highlight of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) calendar. The bi-annual race has earned the reputation as one of the most demanding offshore races and is widely regarded as a must-do race for most sailors.
The race starts at Cowes and the fleet heads west out of the Solent, past the needles and along the south coast, before heading across the Irish Sea bound for the Fastnet Rock. Once around the rock, its back across the Irish Sea, leave the Scilly Isles to port and then race to the finish line at Plymouth.
The 608-mile Rolex Fastnet Race is a real test for skipper and crews, with its tricky tidal currents and changeable weather conditions. The race attracts entrants from all around the globe with a diverse entry ranging from the fastest grand prix race yachts to small cruiser racer family boats.
Whether you have raced before and want to use your skills to support the team, or have never sailed or raced before and are keen to learn, you will gain a great deal from the programme.
Qualifying races to choose from
Cervantes trophy – 04/05 May
Myth of Malham – 25/27 May
De Guigand Bowl – 08/09 June
Morgan Cup – 22/24 June
Cowes Dinard St Malo – 12/14 July
Not the package you’re looking for? We have access to many more yachts, so if none of these suit your needs or schedule, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll find you a package that fits.
Trainers / deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit
Sailing gloves – 2 sets
Hot water bottle
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A water bottle
Thermals, two sets
Thick socks, two sets
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Warm sleeping bag
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require