16th November 2023 to 9th December 2023

Oyster 56: ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) 2023

From £13820 Per double cabin

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12-wks before departure
Further your seamanship skills by boarding one of the most beautiful bluewater sailing yachts in the world - a 57 ft luxury Oyster.
Clear
Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Couples, Groups, Families
Difficulty
Basic. The professional crew are on hand to teach all guest crew
Nights onboard
23
Vessel type
Oyster 56
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Double, Cabin or Bunk Twin cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

Further your seamanship skills by boarding one of the most beautiful bluewater sailing yachts in the world - a 57 ft luxury Oyster.

23 nights: 16 November - 09 December 2023 (estimated finish date)

£13,820.00 for a double cabin

Further your seamanship skills by boarding one of the most beautiful bluewater sailing yachts in the world - a 57 ft luxury Oyster. With both a Yachtmaster Instructor and a Yachtmaster Instructor on board to guide you and a yacht equipped with the latest navigation, communication and safety systems required for a cruise around the world, you will be immersed in every aspect of this adventure.

Thursday 16th November

You will meet aboard Asante at 10am. Get settled, unpack, and relax. There are plenty of things to do soon enough, but first explore the boat and soak up the atmosphere.

Friday 17th to Saturday 18th November

Everyone benefits from detailed introductions, safety briefs and training sessions on the yacht, whether they are new to sailing or experienced sailor. The Skipper is an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor and the First Mate is a Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean. The skipper is highly experienced and the first mate is a Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean. In addition to tacking and gybing, reefing, safety kit demonstrations and knot tying, you will work through all the key sailing manoeuvres! Additionally, they hold seminars and talks that you are encouraged to attend in addition to the social events that they offer. Upon your arrival, you will have provisioned all non-perishables, but you will need to collect, wash, and store all fresh items on the quayside.

Sunday 19th November

As you leave the marina in convoy, people line the wharf and seawall to cheer the crew on. The sea is a hive of boats waiting for their guns. You set off about 1300 hours and begin your adventure. Eventually, you lose sight of land and follow the coast south.

Monday 20th November to Friday 8th December

In an Atlantic crossing, the variables are endless. It is estimated that the passage will take 16 to 20 days, but the unknown is what makes an adventure an adventure. You will find your rhythm after the first full day of sailing. Watches will be running smoothly, galley duties will have been assigned, and the music playlist will be set! It will be time to deploy the fishing line and find the sealegs. After the end of the first full day you may not see any of your fleet on the horizon but you will still hear them on the VHF. By the end of the first week even that is unlikely.

You first head south until the weather and trade winds allow you to turn west to your destination. Seeing land after many days is both a joy and a sadness, knowing the adventure is over.

Saturday 9th December (Estimated)

You will depart the boat at 10am and say your goodbyes.

  • Qualified and experienced skipper and first mate
  • Fully coded yacht, licensed to charter anywhere in the world
  • Full Category A medical kit
  • All onboard expenses
  • Onboard food and drinks
  • Bedding and showering towels
  • Tuition and guidance from two Ocean Yachtmasters
  • All safety equipment
  • Fuel
  • Flights and transfers
  • Meals ashore
  • Wet weather gear

Vessel

Oyster 56

is a 2007 Oyster 56  A luxury 57ft sailing yacht designed by Rob Humphries. The 56 is perhaps the quintessential Oyster design and was the undisputed class leader at this size for more than a decade.

The key to her success is her size; large enough for rapid ocean cruising and to accommodate her crew and guests in comfort and style when living aboard, but easy to handle.

A spacious deck layout, large secure cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising and there are plenty of places to relax on deck.

The interior arrangement provides 3 separate cabins for guests. There is one double cabin, and two twin cabins, one forward and one aft. There is a day head midships for use by all guests and the large bright saloon offers plenty of room for relaxing in comfort. All creature comforts can be found on board: heating, air conditioning and fully covered cockpit if it is cold.  The guests separate shower stall and quiet flush electric toilet makes it feel a little more like home.

The Oyster 56 is a proven performer, with many ocean crossings and circumnavigations to her credit. She has had class wins in the ARC and has also won Cruising Class 1 at Antigua Sailing Week, beating several more serious racing yachts. She is a superb sea boat and remains very well regarded by all her fortunate owners.

  • large secure cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising and there are plenty of places to relax on deck
  • Fully batten main sail
  • Electric main halyard
  • Furling genoa with electric furling system
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Storm jib
  • Electric winches
  • Full Spray hood and Bimini
  • Cockpit and deck cushions
  • AB rib with 25hp outboard engine
  • 2 Paddle boards
  • Snorkeling kits
  • Full safety equipment inline with MCA requirements for coded area of operation
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Drinks fridge
  • Ice Maker
  • Cockpit table fridge
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Coffee machine
  • Washing machine
  • Full air conditioning and heating to all cabins
  • TV in main saloon
  • Full suite of Raymarine navigation equipment
  • VHF Radio and two handheld radios
  • Timezero Navigation suite including routing
  • AIS
  • Satellite communications

Skipper/Owners

Step aboard! We would be delighted to welcome you onto one of our adventure sailing charters aboard Asante, our luxury yacht an Oyster 57ft.  For those who don’t want to stray far from home perhaps you may consider sailing with us around the East Coast of England or exploring the West Coast of Scotland with its beautiful islands.  Or can we lure you further afield?  Cross an ocean, explore the warm Caribbean or venture to remote Pacific islands.

Owned and operated by Ian & Fiona, we specialise in taking guest to some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. Footloose Sailing Adventures offers crewed charters that caters to all experience levels.  All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to get involved.

Ian who is the skipper is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor with over 120,000 nautical miles of worldwide sailing while Fiona is a Commercial Yachtmaster who also holds Ocean Yachtmaster and is always happy to share her enthusiasm for celestial navigation.  She too has sailed in many parts of the world and acts as the first mate. They both enjoy cooking – producing food from local ingredients wherever possible.  Ian & Fiona both love adventure, exploring new places and meeting new people. They allow their guest to be a part of the adventure in a relaxed informal way with an element of luxury.

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Thursday 16th November

You will meet aboard Asante at 10am. Get settled, unpack, and relax. There are plenty of things to do soon enough, but first explore the boat and soak up the atmosphere.

Friday 17th to Saturday 18th November

Everyone benefits from detailed introductions, safety briefs and training sessions on the yacht, whether they are new to sailing or experienced sailor. The Skipper is an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor and the First Mate is a Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean. The skipper is highly experienced and the first mate is a Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean. In addition to tacking and gybing, reefing, safety kit demonstrations and knot tying, you will work through all the key sailing manoeuvres! Additionally, they hold seminars and talks that you are encouraged to attend in addition to the social events that they offer. Upon your arrival, you will have provisioned all non-perishables, but you will need to collect, wash, and store all fresh items on the quayside.

Sunday 19th November

As you leave the marina in convoy, people line the wharf and seawall to cheer the crew on. The sea is a hive of boats waiting for their guns. You set off about 1300 hours and begin your adventure. Eventually, you lose sight of land and follow the coast south.

Monday 20th November to Friday 8th December

In an Atlantic crossing, the variables are endless. It is estimated that the passage will take 16 to 20 days, but the unknown is what makes an adventure an adventure. You will find your rhythm after the first full day of sailing. Watches will be running smoothly, galley duties will have been assigned, and the music playlist will be set! It will be time to deploy the fishing line and find the sealegs. After the end of the first full day you may not see any of your fleet on the horizon but you will still hear them on the VHF. By the end of the first week even that is unlikely.

You first head south until the weather and trade winds allow you to turn west to your destination. Seeing land after many days is both a joy and a sadness, knowing the adventure is over.

Saturday 9th December (Estimated)

You will depart the boat at 10am and say your goodbyes.

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