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12th July 2020 to 14th July 2020

Volvo 70 – Cork to Portsmouth (UK)

£395 Per person

Deposit Strict. Payment in full.
Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 from Ireland, across the St. George’s Channel

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Nights onboard
2
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic
Insurance Required
Yes

Experience the thrill of sailing a high-performance ‘Volvo Open 70’ racing yacht from the waterways of Cork to the busy port of Portsmouth

 2 Nights: 12 July - 14 July 2020

£395 per person

Start your adventure sailing through one of the world’s largest natural harbours, along a coastline which is a stunning mix of inlets, coves and peninsulas. Crossing the St. George’s Channel, you will sail around the south of England, watching for wildlife as you navigate your way offshore. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you round Land’s End and the southernmost point of the country; Lizard Point. Sailing along the rugged coastline of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, you will reach the busy waters of the Solent, arriving at the port town of Portsmouth. 

Over the course of the trip, you will be given world-class coaching from a pro crew of four, with the opportunity to enhance your skills in every job onboard this iconic offshore racing machine. This yacht was raced as a 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. From navigation to helming, with practice in trimming, grinding and foredeck, you can get as stuck in as you like on this exhilarating trip.

Push your comfort zone for a truly genuine experience of life as an elite ocean racer, with basic race yacht accommodation and freeze-dried food: the trade-offs for an invigorating ride across the 350nm from the south-west of Ireland. Whether you are a novice sailor or more experienced, this trip promises to get your adrenaline pumping, as you fully immerse yourself in the world of offshore, improving your racing skills and working as a team with your new crewmates.

Start the adventure and join the yacht in stunning Crosshaven, Cork to meet your fellow crew members. Following a safety briefing, boat tour and some basic training, you will set sail for open water; heading through the inlets and coves on the south-west coast of Ireland. Throughout the next two days, you will leave the dramatic coast of Ireland behind as you sail across St George’s Channel towards the English Channel. Experience all aspects of life offshore, as your skipper and crew coach you through the various on board roles, from navigation and pit, to the thrilling world of bow. Relax and enjoy a great sail while taking in the beautiful scenery when rounding Land’s End and Lizard Point, continuing past the southernmost point of England and along the South coast and the rugged coastline of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. Reaching the busy waters of the Solent on the last day, you will navigate your way to the port town of Portsmouth. Leave the boat here at Gunwharf Quays and head for a drink with your crew mates before heading home.

  • Professional Skipper and four additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel, and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Crosshaven, Cork, Ireland

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Start the adventure and join the yacht in stunning Crosshaven, Cork to meet your fellow crew members. Following a safety briefing, boat tour and some basic training, you will set sail for open water; heading through the inlets and coves on the south-west coast of Ireland. Throughout the next two days, you will leave the dramatic coast of Ireland behind as you sail across St George’s Channel towards the English Channel. Experience all aspects of life offshore, as your skipper and crew coach you through the various on board roles, from navigation and pit, to the thrilling world of bow. Relax and enjoy a great sail while taking in the beautiful scenery when rounding Land’s End and Lizard Point, continuing past the southernmost point of England and along the South coast and the rugged coastline of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. Reaching the busy waters of the Solent on the last day, you will navigate your way to the port town of Portsmouth. Leave the boat here at Gunwharf Quays and head for a drink with your crew mates before heading home.

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no

hard cases with wheels)

Complete set of dry clothes

Passport

Sleeping bag

Hat and gloves

Sun cream

Any medication you require

Seasickness pills

Water bottle

Warm layers

Safety knife

Headtorch

Sailing boots