Volvo 70 Experience – 5 Day Mile builder

£650pp

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4 Nights

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 while honing your skills and building your miles. These trips are for everyone, whether you are a novice or experienced sailor. You can get involved as much as you like, or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

Over the 5 days, you will have the opportunity to helm, trim, practice evolutions, passage plan, weather route and if you are a budding yacht master you can have the opportunity to skipper a 60-mile passage under the watchful eye of a Yachtmaster instructor.

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, many miles and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

Destination possibilities include sailing down the Jurassic coast to Weymouth, the Channel island and France.

Trip Start: 26th August 2020

Trip End: 30th August 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. 25% Non-refundable deposit

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • A place on the race crew
  • Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel, race entry 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

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

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 while honing your skills and building your miles. These trips are for everyone, whether you are a novice or experienced sailor. You can get involved as much as you like, or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

Over the 5 days, you will have the opportunity to helm, trim, practice evolutions, passage plan, weather route and if you are a budding yacht master you can have the opportunity to skipper a 60-mile passage under the watchful eye of a Yachtmaster instructor.

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, many miles and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

Destination possibilities include sailing down the Jurassic coast to Weymouth, the Channel island and France.

ITINERARY

On the first day, after a safety brief, deck orientation, skills and drills we will get out the charts, assess the weather and come up with our destinations. Then after 5 days of sailing, you’ll return to the dock tired, happy and with a whole heap of miles under your belt.

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

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