Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 while honing your skills and building your miles. This trip is for everyone, whether you are a novice or experienced sailor. Bag some 1,200nms as we sail Volvo Open 70 “Kraken” from Southampton to Gibraltar and cross the infamous Bay of Biscay – a true right of passage for any sailor.
Over 10 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.
Stop-over possibilities en route include SW England, Northern France (Brest), NW Spain (Baiona), Portugal (Cascais, Faro, Vilamoura).
This trip not long enough for you? Why not stay on board for another 10-days and jump off in Malta?
Trip Start: 18 September 2019
Trip End: 28 September 2019Book now