Volvo 70 – Biscay and beyond

£1,400pp

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10 Nights

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 2019

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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

Ocean Village Marina, Southampton, 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

Ocean Village Marina, Gibraltar

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?

ITINERARY

Join the Volvo 70, yacht Kraken in Portsmouth, UK on 18th September 2019

The exact itinerary and stop-overs will be dictated by the weather forecast. There are several options en route to stop over, including: Falmouth, Brest, Baiona, Cascais, Faro and Cadiz.

You’ll arrive in Gibraltar and depart the yacht on 28th September 2019.

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

“This voyage has been one of my best experiences so far.”

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