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Volvo 70 – Cork to Portsmouth (UK)

£395pp

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2 Nights

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 from Ireland, across the St. George’s Channel, down passed the West country and into the Solent to finish in Portsmouth. This yacht, in particular, was raced as team “Telefonica Black” in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean race – famously winning the final stage of the round the world race in a spectacular fashion.

Over this mid-week passage you will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way over to Portsmouth! You have the chance to get involved as much or as little as you like. You will be sailing with the pro crew, with some world class coaching or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

Don’t think this will be a luxury ride! Such a high-performance racing yacht does not come with many creature comforts. Cramped quarters, freeze dried food and basic accommodation are the trade-off for a fast boat and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

Trip Start: 12 July 2020

Trip End: 14 July 2020

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)

Vessel Length

70ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

This is a race yacht, so no airs or graces.

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

Strict. Payment in full.

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Included

  • Professional Skipper and four additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel, and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear

Additional

  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore

Practical Info

  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Crosshaven, Cork, Ireland

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

Getting back

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 from Ireland, across the St. George’s Channel, down passed the West country and into the Solent to finish in Portsmouth. This yacht, in particular, was raced as team “Telefonica Black” in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean race – famously winning the final stage of the round the world race in a spectacular fashion.

Over this mid-week passage you will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way over to Portsmouth! You have the chance to get involved as much or as little as you like. You will be sailing with the pro crew, with some world class coaching or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

Don’t think this will be a luxury ride! Such a high-performance racing yacht does not come with many creature comforts. Cramped quarters, freeze dried food and basic accommodation are the trade-off for a fast boat and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

ITINERARY

Join the yacht at in Crosshaven, Ireland ready to leave the dock at 0900h 12 July (your berth is available from the night before if needed). You’ll be thoroughly briefed by the professional crew before heading out into the Irish sea. Heading for Portsmouth, you’ll sail over the St. George’s Channel and then into the English Channel. If weather allows, there might be a short stop-over in the UK or Northern France. You’ll arrive in Portsmouth by 1800h 14  July knackered, but with a big smile on your face.

 

KIT LIST

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no
hard cases with wheels)
1 complete set of dry clothes
Passport
Sleeping bag
Hat and gloves
Sun cream
Any medication you require
Seasickness pills if needed
Water bottle
Warm layers as required
Safety knife
Headtorch
Sailing boots

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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LOCATION

“Trip of a lifetime & perfect for the solo traveller….”

Tori

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