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Various dates available

Volvo 70: One day experience

From £195 Per person

Deposit Payment in full.
Experience the thrill of a high-performance racing yacht whether you're new to sailing or an adrenaline junkie itching to get back on the water.
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Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
1
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
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.

This is the perfect adventure for first-time adrenaline junkies or thrill-seekers who may be stretched for time.

1 Day: Various Dates July &  August 2021

£195 per person

Looking for something highly thrilling, but not sure where to start? This is the perfect adventure for first-time adrenaline junkies or thrill-seekers who may be stretched for time. This day sail experience aboard the Volvo 70 may be short and sweet, but is packed to the brim with adventure and will provide a true taste of speed and high-performance sailing.

During the day you will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way around the Solent, blasting around the Isle of Wight. You have the chance to get involved as much or as little as you like. You will be sailing with the pro crew, with some world-class coaching or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

This yacht, in particular, was raced as team "Telefonica Black" in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean race - famously winning the final stage of the round the world race in a spectacular fashion. Meaning its built for speed not comfort, facilities onboard are sparse and not particularly luxurious. In return, you'll do just as the elite ocean racers do to get a truly genuine sailing experience

 

Join the yacht at Gunwharf Quays at 0900hrs on the experience day, in time for your safety briefing, training and a quick boat tour. Once we’re all ready, we’ll head out to the protected water of the Solent, where we’ll get to grips with the boat. Once we’re ready and if the weather is right we will head out into the English Channel, or possibly even go for a lap around the Isle of Wight, where you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow.

During the day you’ll experience all aspects of elite sailor life, including the chance to enjoy some scrummy freeze-dried lunch whilst at sea, and multiple snack breaks.

After a great day of sailing, we’ll head back to the civilised shores of Portsmouth and will moor up at Gunwharf Quays at approximately 1800hrs. Here we will say our goodbyes, and you can head to one of the seaside pubs to recover from a day of fun-filled thrill.

 

  • A place on the crew
  • Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel, and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • No sailing experience is required.
  • Minimum age: 14
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Join the yacht at Gunwharf Quays at 0900hrs on the experience day, in time for your safety briefing, training and a quick boat tour. Once we’re all ready, we’ll head out to the protected water of the Solent, where we’ll get to grips with the boat. Once we’re ready and if the weather is right we will head out into the English Channel, or possibly even go for a lap around the Isle of Wight, where you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow.

During the day you’ll experience all aspects of elite sailor life, including the chance to enjoy some scrummy freeze-dried lunch whilst at sea, and multiple snack breaks.

After a great day of sailing, we’ll head back to the civilised shores of Portsmouth and will moor up at Gunwharf Quays at approximately 1800hrs. Here we will say our goodbyes, and you can head to one of the seaside pubs to recover from a day of fun-filled thrill.

 

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no
hard cases with wheels)
1 complete set of dry clothes
Hat and gloves
Sun cream
Any medication you require
Water bottle
Warm layers as required
Sailing boots or trainers you don’t mind getting wet

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