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Volvo 70: Sardinia to Malta

£650pp

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4 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. Bagging at least 600 nautical miles as we sail Volvo Open 70 “Kraken” from Cagliari, Sardinia to Valetta, Malta as part of our Biscay Bash series.

On this leg, the final leg of the Bash, take in the salty sea air as you head towards Malta. Passing the tip of Italy on your left and Northern Africa on the right as you power towards your destination, windswept, salty, but happy, having accomplished an amazing journey onboard one of the most extream racing yachts. Known for its Cathedrals, museums, and palaces, Valetta, the tiny capital of Malta will greet you with its 16th-century elegance. Described as ‘a city built by gentlemen, for gentleman’, this Unesco World Heritage site is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Over  5 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 thrilling 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.

 

Trip Start: 06 Oct 2020

Trip End: 10 Oct 2020

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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

Cagliari, Sardinia

Fly to Cagliari Airport

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

Getting back

Valetta, Malta

Fly from Malta International Airport (30 mins by car)

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. Bagging at least 600 nautical miles as we sail Volvo Open 70 “Kraken” from Cagliari, Sardinia to Valetta, Malta as part of our Biscay Bash series.

On this leg, the final leg of the Bash, take in the salty sea air as you head towards Malta. Passing the tip of Italy on your left and Northern Africa on the right as you power towards your destination, windswept, salty, but happy, having accomplished an amazing journey onboard one of the most extream racing yachts. Known for its Cathedrals, museums, and palaces, Valetta, the tiny capital of Malta will greet you with its 16th-century elegance. Described as ‘a city built by gentlemen, for gentleman’, this Unesco World Heritage site is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Over  5 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 thrilling 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.

 

ITINERARY

Join the Volvo 70, yacht Kraken in Sardinia on the evening of 05th October 2020 to get settled, meet the crew, and have dinner before heading out the next morning for the beginning of the adventure.

The exact itinerary and stop-overs will be dictated by the weather forecast. There are several options en route to stop over, showcasing the best local life of Southern Italy along the way.

Your time onboard will involve not only sailing, but authentic racing snack lunches and freeze-dry lunches, meeting and working with lovely people, a huge amount of teamwork, and sitting down at the end of the day with a beer to prepare for the journey the following day.

You’ll arrive in Valetta, Malta and depart the yacht on 10th October 2020.

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

“I would thoroughly recommend an adventure with Kraken.”

Tom

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