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Volvo 70 – Atlantic Blast: Antigua to Portsmouth via Azores

£2500pp

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14 Nights

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the Atlantic Ocean from Antigua to Portsmouth (UK) via the Azores, while honing your skills and building over 3,600 nautical miles in the process. 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 mid-Atlantic sail.

During this epic adventure, 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 under the watchful eye of a Yachtmaster instructor. Best of all you’ll get at least 3,600 miles in your logbook.

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

Trip Start: 20 April 2020

Trip End: ca. 06 May 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 crew
  • Professional crew (Skipper, Mate, Navigator and two watch leaders)
  • Food, fuel 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

V.C Bird International, Antigua

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

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the Atlantic Ocean from Antigua to Portsmouth (UK) via the Azores, while honing your skills and building over 3,600 nautical miles in the process. 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 mid-Atlantic sail.

During this epic adventure, 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 under the watchful eye of a Yachtmaster instructor. Best of all you’ll get at least 3,600 miles in your logbook.

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

ITINERARY

Joining the yacht in Falmouth, 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 between 14 and 20 days to complete this passage.

KIT LIST

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

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

“Highly recommended!”

Sara

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