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 2020Book now