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11th December 2021 to 3rd January 2022

Volvo 70: Ocean Passage Masterclass

£2500 Per person

Deposit Deposit £1,000. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
What better way to cross the ocean than on a Volvo 70, with experienced forecaster Simon Rowell guiding our routing decisions

In stock

Pay a deposit of £1,000.00 per item
Suited to
Couples, Groups, Inividuals
Difficulty
Moderate - Some sailing experience and good level of fitness required
Nights onboard
23
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2).
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic.
Insurance Required
Yes

Life is too short to cross oceans on slow boats, so jump on board the Volvo 70 for a master class from the best in passage planning

23 nights: 11 December 2020 - 03 January 2021

£2,500 per person

We have combined forces with Simon Rowell to provide a practical weather routing and ocean weather training passage. Prior to setting off, we will have a web seminar with Simon who will go over all the weather conditions we should expect. Each day we will email Simon with our observations and he will send the relevant weather info and information on how to fully extract the data you need to make routing decisions. You will also be able to do a Q&A session with Simon (and the Skipper) every day to get a full understanding of the weather systems and the impact of the routing decisions. As a team with the skipper, you will then decide the plan for the day and we put it into action. Our aim is to help build confidence in your skills while is a safe environment working with an extremely experienced team.

This Atlantic crossing on Telefonica Black is not only for the navigators, it is open to everyone as it is always great to have a fantastic mix of people onboard. You truly get to sail this magnificent boat in conditions she was designed for, and improve your sailing and navigational skills along the way.

The full-time crew will coach you on the helm, through the sail evolutions and if you want to you can head up to the bow for the sail changes. 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.

We are offering 3 spots for a qualifying ocean passage if you are interested please email us direct. Please note you need to hold your Yachtmaster Offshore to apply for these places.

11th December 2020 – Boat orientation, safety brief

12th December 2020 – Training sail

13th December 2020 – Web seminar, routing and passage planning

14th December 2020 – Planned departure

31st ish December 2020 – try to arrive to bring in the New Year In Lanzarote

3rd Jan 2021 – your bunk is available up until this date, you can use the boat as your base.

  • Professional Skipper plus professional crew
  • All training
  • Simon Rowell weather masterclass and navigational support
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Food onboard while on passage
  • Wet weather gear
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Daily weather updates
  • Boat tracking for friends and family at home
  • Accommodation when in port
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.
  • Your bunk is available up until 03 Jan 2021, you can use the boat as your base.
  • Arrival in Lanzarote is subject to change based on weather conditions

Fly to St Lucia

Fly back from Lanzarote, Canary Islands

11th December 2020 – Boat orientation, safety brief

12th December 2020 – Training sail

13th December 2020 – Web seminar, routing and passage planning

14th December 2020 – Planned departure

31st ish December 2020 – try to arrive to bring in the New Year In Lanzarote

3rd Jan 2021 – your bunk is available up until this date, you can use the boat as your base.

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, one

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require