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22nd September 2020 to 26th September 2020

Volvo 70: Vigo to Gibraltar

£650 Per person

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Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in open water, arriving at the stunning shores of Gibraltar.

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Suited to
Families, Couples, Groups, Individuals
Difficulty
Good level of fitness recommended
Nights onboard
4
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic.
Insurance Required
Yes

Get your adrenaline pumping as you sail a high-performance racing yacht in this truly authentic thrill-seeking adventure. 

4 nights: 22 - 26 September 2020

£650 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. Bagging at least 500 nautical miles as we sail Volvo Open 70 "Kraken" from Vigo to Gibraltar as part of our Biscay Bash series.

On this leg, take in beautiful coastlines, and embrace the sunshine as you head to warmer waters. Keep your eye out for dolphins and marine wildlife, as you power towards your destination, windswept, salty, but happy, having accomplished an amazing journey onboard one of the most extreme racing yachts. Upon your arrival in Gibraltar, you'll be greeted by the incredible view of the famous rock of Gibraltar, then wander through the seaside streets where you may come across monkeys, as well as many fish and chip shops; a perfect treat after an adrenaline-fueled voyage on the Volvo 70.

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.

Join the Volvo 70, yacht Telefonica Black in Vigo, Spain on the evening of 21st September 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 Portugal 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 Gibraltar mid-afternoon on 26th September 2020. You’re welcome to stay on board the night of the 26th September for onward travel the following day.

  • A place on the crew
  • Professional crew (Skipper, Mate, Navigator and two watch leaders)
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Vigo, Spain. Fly to Vigo Airport ( 20 min drive to Vigo port)

Gibraltar. Fly from Gibraltar Airport.

Join the Volvo 70, yacht Telefonica Black in Vigo, Spain on the evening of 21st September 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 Portugal 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 Gibraltar mid-afternoon on 26th September 2020. You’re welcome to stay on board the night of the 26th September for onward travel the following day.

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