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
- Skipper, Mate, Navigator and 2 Crew members
- 3 1/2 days training including the coastal race
- Berth on boat until prizegiving on the 26th October
- Team polo
- All marina and berthing fees
- Food onboard while training and racing
- Lifejacket and foulies
- Race fees
- Personal insurance
- Travel to and from boat not included.
Open to beginner sailors.
A good level of fitness recommended.
15 Oct – Training day
16 Oct – Coastal Race
17 Oct – Training day, followed by PM Crew party, hosted by RMYC
18 Oct – Afternoon training on the water followed by evening race brief
19 Oct – Race Start
26 Oct – Prizegiving
The boats itinerary starts at 8am on the 15th October, crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 13th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.
The Course – Coastal
Depending on the weather, the race will begin in Marsamxett Harbour, head towards the Island of Gozo and return past Comino. The course of the above coastal race may be altered depending on weather conditions. Final instructions for the coastal race will be given during the Coastal Race Briefing.
The Course – Rolex Middle Sea
The Rolex Middle Sea Race course is 608 nautical miles long and is sailed anti-clockwise. Starting from the Grand Harbour, Valletta, beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery in Valletta, the fleet heads North along the Eastern coasts of Sicily up towards the Straits of Messina. Mt. Etna is usually visible on the fleets port side, billowing ashes and lava throughout the night. Once through the Straits, the course leads North to the Aeolian Islands and the active volcano of Stromboli where the yachts turn West to the Egadi Islands.
Passing between Marettimo and Favignana the crews head South towards the island of Lampedusa leaving Pantelleria to port.
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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