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15th September 2020 to 10th October 2020

Volvo 70 – Biscay and beyond: Portsmouth to Malta

£2500 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 while honing your skills and building your miles
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Nights onboard
25
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
This is a race yacht, so no airs or graces.
Insurance Required
Yes

Set off on an epic adventure across the iconic Bay of Biscay, arriving on the stunning shores of Malta

25 Nights: 15 September - 10 October 2020

£2,500 per person

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 2,600nms as we sail Volvo Open 70 "Telefonica Black" from Southampton to Malta and cross the infamous Bay of Biscay - a true right of passage for any sailor.

Split into four 5-day legs, with rest days in-between, 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.

If you can't join us for the whole trip, why not choose just a couple of legs?
Portsmouth to Vigo: 15 - 19 Sep 2020
Vigo to Gibraltar: 22 - 26 Sep 2020
Gibraltar to Sardinia: 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2020
Sardinia to Malta: 06 - 10 Oct 2020

Join the Volvo 70, yacht Kraken in Portsmouth, UK on 15th September 2020. Split into four legs, the rough arrivals are as follows:

Arrive Vigo 19 Sep 2020

Arrive Gibraltar 26 Sep 2020

Arrive Cagliari 03 Oct 2020

Arrive Valletta 10 Oct 2020.

You’ll have your berth on board until 11 Oct 2020

  • A place on the crew
  • Professional Race Skipper and three additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • A place on the crew
  • Professional Race Skipper and three additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Portsmouth, UK

Valletta, Malta

Join the Volvo 70, yacht Kraken in Portsmouth, UK on 15th September 2020. Split into four legs, the rough arrivals are as follows:

Arrive Vigo 19 Sep 2020

Arrive Gibraltar 26 Sep 2020

Arrive Cagliari 03 Oct 2020

Arrive Valletta 10 Oct 2020.

You’ll have your berth on board until 11 Oct 2020

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