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24th March 2022 to 24th April 2022

Volvo 70 – Atlantic Blast Antigua to Portsmouth via Azores

From £2500 Per person

Deposit Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the Atlantic Ocean from Antigua to Portsmouth (UK) via the Azores

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Suited to
Singles, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - Some sailing experience and good level of fitness required
Nights onboard
30
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic.
Insurance Required
Yes

Get your adrenaline pumping as you sail a high-performance racing yacht in this offshore Atlantic adventure

 26 nights: March / April 2022

£2,500 per person

Experience the thrill of sailing a high-performance ‘Volvo Open 70’ racing yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, from Antigua to Portsmouth (UK), via the dramatic Azores. 

During this incredible offshore adventure, you will be given world-class coaching, with the opportunity to enhance your skills in every job onboard this iconic offshore racing machine. From navigation to helming, with practice in trimming, grinding and foredeck, you can get as stuck in as you like on this exhilarating trip. If you are an enthusiastic Yachtmaster candidate, you will have the opportunity to skipper under the watchful eye of a Yachtmaster Instructor as well as adding 3600nm to your logbook.

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 3600nm. 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.

24th March 2022 – Crew Arrival, The Slipway, Antigua

25th March 2022 – Boat orientation, safety brief and alongside training

26th March 2022 – training sail

27th March 2022 – Depart Antigua

Stop for a couple of days in the Azores

17th – 23rd April 2022 – Expected arrival in Portsmouth UK

Joining the yacht in Antigua, you’ll be introduced to the boat and professional crew. You’ll then be briefed and trained-up on all there is to know about sailing a Volvo 70 before heading out of the harbour and straight into the great Atlantic ocean. Once at sea, we’ll first of all head for the Azores for a quick stop before the final leg towards the UK.

This is a fantastic ocean passage on an incredible yacht. You’ll gain some 3,500nms and a whole load of experience in process, crossing the Atlantic in a direction that few have (compared to the East-West route). Please allow up to 26 nights to complete this passage.

  • A place on the crew
  • Professional crew (Skipper, Mate/Navigator and two watch leaders)
  • All training
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Boat tracking for friends and family at home
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

V.C Bird International, Antigua

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

24th March 2022 – Crew Arrival, The Slipway, Antigua

25th March 2022 – Boat orientation, safety brief and alongside training

26th March 2022 – training sail

27th March 2022 – Depart Antigua

Stop for a couple of days in the Azores

17th – 23rd April 2022 – Expected arrival in Portsmouth UK

Joining the yacht in Antigua, you’ll be introduced to the boat and professional crew. You’ll then be briefed and trained-up on all there is to know about sailing a Volvo 70 before heading out of the harbour and straight into the great Atlantic ocean. Once at sea, we’ll first of all head for the Azores for a quick stop before the final leg towards the UK.

This is a fantastic ocean passage on an incredible yacht. You’ll gain some 3,500nms and a whole load of experience in process, crossing the Atlantic in a direction that few have (compared to the East-West route). Please allow up to 26 nights to complete this passage.

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no
hard cases with wheels)
2 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

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