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14th September 2021 to 18th September 2021

Volvo 70: Biscay Blast – Portsmouth to Vigo

£750 Per person

Deposit £100 for bookings made before 31/08/20.ͭ Normal deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 across the wild and wonderful Bay of Biscay.

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Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item
Suited to
families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Good level of fitness recommended
Nights onboard
4
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic.
Insurance Required
Yes

ͭ£100 deposits apply for 2021 trip bookings and are non-refundable. The balance of the normal deposit is due by 10 January, with the balance due 12 weeks before departure. Book with confidence - see our COVID-19 policy.

Get your adrenaline pumping as you sail a high-performance racing yacht as you blast across the Bay of Biscay

4 nights: 14 -18 September 2021

£750 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. 

This trip is for everyone, whether you are a novice or experienced sailor. Bagging at least 650 nautical miles as we sail Volvo Open 70 "Kraken" from Portsmouth to Vigo and cross the infamous Bay of Biscay - a true right of passage for any sailor.

During this adventure, take in the beautiful English shorelines, and embrace the sunshine as you head to warmer waters. Keep your eye out for dolphins and marine wildlife, as you power towards your destination, windswept, salty, but happy, having accomplished an amazing journey onboard one of the most extreme racing yachts. Upon your arrival in Vigo, relax on their beautiful sandy beaches, and have a well-deserved meal, experiencing the local cuisine.
Over 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, stunning scenery and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

You can join the Volvo 70, yacht Kraken in Portsmouth, UK on 13th September 2021 to get settled, meet the crew, and have dinner before heading out the next morning for the beginning of the adventure.

The exact itinerary and stop-overs will be dictated by the weather forecast. There are several options en route to stop over, giving time to see both the English and Northern French coasts in all their glory.

Your time onboard will involve not only sailing, but authentic racing snack lunches and freeze-dry lunches, meeting and working with lovely people, a huge amount of teamwork, and sitting down at the end of the day with a beer to prepare for the journey the following day.

You’ll arrive in Vigo, Spain mid-afternoon on 18th September 2021. You are welcome stay on board for the night of the 18th September for arranged onward travel the following day.

  • A place on the crew
  • Professional crew (Skipper, Mate, Navigator and two watch leaders)
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Vigo, Spain

You can join the Volvo 70, yacht Kraken in Portsmouth, UK on 13th September 2021 to get settled, meet the crew, and have dinner before heading out the next morning for the beginning of the adventure.

The exact itinerary and stop-overs will be dictated by the weather forecast. There are several options en route to stop over, giving time to see both the English and Northern French coasts in all their glory.

Your time onboard will involve not only sailing, but authentic racing snack lunches and freeze-dry lunches, meeting and working with lovely people, a huge amount of teamwork, and sitting down at the end of the day with a beer to prepare for the journey the following day.

You’ll arrive in Vigo, Spain mid-afternoon on 18th September 2021. You are welcome stay on board for the night of the 18th September for arranged onward travel the following day.

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