Volvo 70 Weekend Experience

£375pp

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2 Nights

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the English channel. 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.

Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way over the channel! 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.

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 and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

Trip Start: Various August- September 2019



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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

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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

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

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

Getting back

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the English channel. 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.

Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way over the channel! 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.

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 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 yacht at Gunwharf Quays at 1900h on Friday for your safety briefing and a quick boat tour before bedding down. On Saturday morning, you’ll be up early for a spot of training, then (if the weather is right) we’ll leave the protected water of the Solent, for the English Channel. Pointing at France we’ll gather pace and you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow. In France, you’ll enjoy a night alongside before turning back across the channel for hopefully some great downwind sailing.

 

KIT LIST

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no
hard cases with wheels)
1 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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