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Volvo 70: Vigo to Gibraltar

£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 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 extream 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.

 

Trip Start: 22 Sep 2020

Trip End: 26 Sep 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

Vigo, Spain

Fly to Vigo Airport ( 20 min drive to Vigo port)

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

Getting back

Gibraltar

Fly from Gibraltar Airport

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 extream 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.

 

ITINERARY

Join the Volvo 70, yacht Kraken 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 and depart the yacht on 26th September 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 DEFINITELY BOOK WITH KRAKEN AGAIN”

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