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27th September 2021 to 21st November 2021

Epic Voyage to St. Helena

Join onboard an Atlantic 49  for an unforgettable, 4000 NM sailing from Cape Town to St. Helena with a skipper who is a legend.  

Join onboard an Atlantic 49  for an unforgettable, 4000 NM sailing with a sailing legend. The adventure is from Cape Town to halfway across the South Atlantic to the mysterious, island fortress of St Helena, where Napoleon was incarcerated during his final years – a true Ocean adventure coupled with a fantastic destination!

Cape Town to St Helena & back to Cape Town - 55 nights!

27 September 2021 - 21 November 2021

Price: £9,995 per person - Single Berth

Languages spoken onboard
English
Difficulty
No previously experience needed. You can get actively involved in the sailing, with lots of time for grinding, trimming or helming practice, or just relax and watch the world go by – the choice is yours!
Nights onboard
55
Vessel type
Atlantic 49
Vessel length
49ft
Skipper
David Immelman also known as Wavy. He has 500,000 miles of ocean sailing, Clipper Skipper for the Round the World Race 19/20 & 18 Voyages to St Helena!
Insurance Required
Yes

Life Onboard

You can get actively involved in the sailing, with lots of time for grinding, trimming or helming practice with David Immelman, or just relax and watch the world go by – the choice is yours!

David Immelman (Wavy) grew up in Cape Town and has sailed these waters all his life. He has amassed over 500,000 miles whilst being a professional Skipper of many years, including the prestigious Clipper Round the World Race ‘19/’20. This will be his 18th voyage to St Helena so you’re in safe hands! Please see more info about him in the ‘More Practical Info’ section.

Keeping group size small – typically 4-5 people, with a maximum of 8. This ensures plenty of time to learn, or fine-tune all aspects of sailing, navigating, and preparing for an ocean voyage. We can cover navigation, meteorology, or other topics if desired. It’s also a perfect ‘mile-builder’ trip.

You will be encouraged to ‘get involved in all aspects of open water sailing, including taking turns to prepare meals onboard and all the other aspects of sailing – a hands-on Masterclass with Wavy, tailored to your needs.

Itinerary

Preparation Week – 27 September – 05 October

You will be involved in victualling and all aspects of preparing for a long Ocean voyage – what to think about, what to organise in order to be both safe and comfortable – it’s all in the preparation!

You will also get to know the fellow crew and get to know the local area sailing to get used to life on board before the big trip.

Cape Town to St Helena – 06 October – 19 October

Life on the open Ocean! Navigation, Helming, Trimming all under the expert, patient tuition of Wavy – at the pace you need and the level you want.

You can learn celestial navigation and Ocean sailing at night as well as having plenty of time to sit and absorb the majesty of the wide Atlantic Ocean.

You will be a fully involved crew – which means taking turns to cook and clean as well as sailing.

St Helena Island – 20 October – 24 October

After around 2 weeks of empty Ocean, St Helena will rise above the horizon. St Helena Island is a British dependency, 1,200 miles from the African coast. It has been described as the Emerald isle – a sub-tropical paradise, rich in bio-diversity and steeped in history.

You can be connected with local guides who can show you around this amazing place, including Napoleon’s last resting place.

After exploring St Helena you will be preparing for the journey back.

St Helena to Cape Town – 25 October – November 21

The route back will take you South towards Tristan da Cunha – this is a
truly isolated spot, with a population of just 4,500 people. You may stop off there if the weather allows, but it is often impossible due to the conditions.

Past Tristan Da Cunha we will head West and back towards Cape Town. Arrive back in Cape Town by November 21st after an educational, memorable trip with new friends for life!

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£9995 per person

Deposit £2000. Final Balance due 05/09/2021

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  • All food and drink (non-alcoholic) onboard.
  • Safety equipment including life-jackets.
  • Overnight accommodation onboard
  • All mooring and port entry fees for the boat.
  • Sailing tips and learnings

 

  • Transportation – to the departure destination / from the arrival destination.
  • Travel Insurance – including personal accident/personal
    liability/medical & repatriation
  • Clothing – we will provide a recommended kit list
  • Covid testing
  • Any shore based activities /food / drinks…
  • The route may change depending on the weather but we have allowed plenty of margin so we can make the arrival dates. You can therefore book onward travel with confidence.
  • We can connect with local tour guides on St Helena island and have lots of ideas of things to do on the island – any tours or activities on the island will be at your own cost

Vessel

The vessel for the voyage is an Atlantic 49 which is perfect for all weather. The boat has 8 berths so there is plenty of space onboard as it’s kitted out comfortably too.

Skipper

David Immelman (Wavy)

  • Wavy grew up in Cape Town and has sailed these waters all his life.
  • He has amassed over 500,000 miles of Ocean sailing.
  • A professional Skipper of many years, including the prestigious Clipper Round the World Race ‘19/’20.
  • A well known RYA instructor who loves to pass on his passion for all things nautical
  • This will be his 18th voyage to St Helena so you’re in safe hands!

 

 

 

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Life Onboard

You can get actively involved in the sailing, with lots of time for grinding, trimming or helming practice with David Immelman, or just relax and watch the world go by – the choice is yours!

David Immelman (Wavy) grew up in Cape Town and has sailed these waters all his life. He has amassed over 500,000 miles whilst being a professional Skipper of many years, including the prestigious Clipper Round the World Race ‘19/’20. This will be his 18th voyage to St Helena so you’re in safe hands! Please see more info about him in the ‘More Practical Info’ section.

Keeping group size small – typically 4-5 people, with a maximum of 8. This ensures plenty of time to learn, or fine-tune all aspects of sailing, navigating, and preparing for an ocean voyage. We can cover navigation, meteorology, or other topics if desired. It’s also a perfect ‘mile-builder’ trip.

You will be encouraged to ‘get involved in all aspects of open water sailing, including taking turns to prepare meals onboard and all the other aspects of sailing – a hands-on Masterclass with Wavy, tailored to your needs.

Itinerary

Preparation Week – 27 September – 05 October

You will be involved in victualling and all aspects of preparing for a long Ocean voyage – what to think about, what to organise in order to be both safe and comfortable – it’s all in the preparation!

You will also get to know the fellow crew and get to know the local area sailing to get used to life on board before the big trip.

Cape Town to St Helena – 06 October – 19 October

Life on the open Ocean! Navigation, Helming, Trimming all under the expert, patient tuition of Wavy – at the pace you need and the level you want.

You can learn celestial navigation and Ocean sailing at night as well as having plenty of time to sit and absorb the majesty of the wide Atlantic Ocean.

You will be a fully involved crew – which means taking turns to cook and clean as well as sailing.

St Helena Island – 20 October – 24 October

After around 2 weeks of empty Ocean, St Helena will rise above the horizon. St Helena Island is a British dependency, 1,200 miles from the African coast. It has been described as the Emerald isle – a sub-tropical paradise, rich in bio-diversity and steeped in history.

You can be connected with local guides who can show you around this amazing place, including Napoleon’s last resting place.

After exploring St Helena you will be preparing for the journey back.

St Helena to Cape Town – 25 October – November 21

The route back will take you South towards Tristan da Cunha – this is a
truly isolated spot, with a population of just 4,500 people. You may stop off there if the weather allows, but it is often impossible due to the conditions.

Past Tristan Da Cunha we will head West and back towards Cape Town. Arrive back in Cape Town by November 21st after an educational, memorable trip with new friends for life!

It is important to be comfortable as well as safe on board – We provide lifejackets & wet weather gear. You will need to bring with you enough clothing for the trip as well as a sleeping bag. In our experience, it is not needed to spend money on lots of expensive kit, but good sailing boots and sleeping bag are important – clothes should have UV protection for hot legs, but cheap fleeces and layers are great and do the job just as well as ‘specialist’ marine branded clothing.

Here’s a suggestion list, for a typical 1-week trip but please also consider the season and likely weather.
Contact us directly with any questions on kit list for your trip – much better to ask before you join, than risk being uncomfortable on board.

• Sailing Boots (hiking boots or wellies if you have those) and deck shoes – Crocs are fantastic on deck and below
deck!
• Sunglasses (Cheap as they may go overboard)
• Sun cream (even out of summer season)
• Wash bag & Towel (ideally a quick drying, travel towel)
• Torch (Red Light Preferable)
• Good sleeping bag & Travel Pillow (suggest an inflatable camping pillow is best) Avoid ‘down’ sleeping bags which
will get damp – look for a marine or outdoor sleeping bag with man-made fiber. You can also put a regular camping
sleeping bag, inside a waterproof / Gortex ‘bivvy’ bag as an alternative.
• 5 pairs of socks minimum – Merino wool is best
• Merino Thermal underwear
• 2 other thin long-sleeved tops (Running or Hiking clothing is perfect) – even on ‘hot’ legs, we recommend long
sleeves as protection against the sun.
• Hiking Trousers & Shorts
• Fleece
• Body Warmer (the extra night-time layer)
• Woolly hat (Cheap as it may go overboard)
• 1 full set of street clothes inc. shoes to put on when we are in port (Keep in a plastic bag)
• Soft kit bag, ideally a dry bag for easy storage…no suitcases!
• Digital device – such as a phone/ camera, but note these are generally not waterproof and are
carried at your own risk
• Personal Sailing Logbook (if you have one)

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