16th September 2023 to 26th September 2023

Oyster 56: Lisbon to Gran Canaria Ocean Masterclass

From £2764.00 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12-wks before departure
Sail 812 miles from Lisbon to Gran Canaria aboard a luxury Oyster 56.
Clear
Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Individuals, Couples, Groups, Families
Difficulty
Basic. The professional crew are on hand to teach all guest crew
Nights onboard
10
Vessel type
Oyster 56
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Double, Cabin or Bunk Twin cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

Sale from Cascais, Lisbon aboard a luxury 57’ yacht. The first passage of 480NM which will take around 5 days leaves mainland Europe behind and heads west to the Island of Madeira. Once there you explore the area with what time allows before turning south on a 2/day 285NM leg to our destination of Gran Canaria.

8 nights: 16 - 26 September 2023

From £2,764.00 per person

This trip is suitable for all, but perhaps especially for those either wanting to log sea miles towards a Yachtmaster qualification or enhance their seamanship skills and knowledge. With a Yachtmaster Instructor of both Theory and Practical on board to guide you and a yacht equipped with the latest navigation, communication and safety systems required for a cruise round the world then this is an opportunity rarely afforded. Learn the amazing capabilities that technology has to offer but while it has its place you are shown, if you wish, the more traditional methods of using a sextant, a Walker log and paper charts to navigate.

Saturday 16th September

Join us aboard Asante at 4pm

Sun 17th Sept to Thu 21st Sept

Heading west to Madeira for 480NM we will see both dolphin and porpoise who either speed beside us or cross our bow racing along in their numbers with effortless ease. For anyone wanting to take sun sights this is an ideal opportunity as the days are still long. With a rotating watch system, you will experience the quiet of a night and the beauty of a sunrise and the smell of the homemade bread that comes out of the oven in the mornings. You will be involved in everything that makes a long passage a great experience. You may even be sad to see land!

Friday 22nd September

Our first port of call in Madeira is at Marina Porto Santo. You may want to wander into the main town of Vila Baleira with its cobbled square, cafes and 15th-century church or you may simply want to relax on a beach. The choice is yours.

Saturday 23rd September

We leave this northern isle and sail south to the main island that is Madeira. We will drop anchor at the foot of Cabo Girao – Europe’s 7th highest sea cliff rising to an impressive 589M. Snorkel in the crisp clear waters around us or take the dingy ashore to sample the local restaurant.

Sun 24th and Mon 25th September

Our last long passage. The weather is getting warmer and the two day sail will go past in a flash. Just over half way we will pass to port the uninhabited Selvagem Islands. This small archipelago surrounded by reefs is a designated nature and marine reserve being both an important nesting point for several species of bird and home to five of the eight species of sea turtle in the world.

Tuesday 26th September

Depart yacht at 10am.

  • 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.

Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal

Gran Canaria

Saturday 16th September

Join us aboard Asante at 4pm

Sun 17th Sept to Thu 21st Sept

Heading west to Madeira for 480NM we will see both dolphin and porpoise who either speed beside us or cross our bow racing along in their numbers with effortless ease. For anyone wanting to take sun sights this is an ideal opportunity as the days are still long. With a rotating watch system, you will experience the quiet of a night and the beauty of a sunrise and the smell of the homemade bread that comes out of the oven in the mornings. You will be involved in everything that makes a long passage a great experience. You may even be sad to see land!

Friday 22nd September

Our first port of call in Madeira is at Marina Porto Santo. You may want to wander into the main town of Vila Baleira with its cobbled square, cafes and 15th-century church or you may simply want to relax on a beach. The choice is yours.

Saturday 23rd September

We leave this northern isle and sail south to the main island that is Madeira. We will drop anchor at the foot of Cabo Girao – Europe’s 7th highest sea cliff rising to an impressive 589M. Snorkel in the crisp clear waters around us or take the dingy ashore to sample the local restaurant.

Sun 24th and Mon 25th September

Our last long passage. The weather is getting warmer and the two day sail will go past in a flash. Just over half way we will pass to port the uninhabited Selvagem Islands. This small archipelago surrounded by reefs is a designated nature and marine reserve being both an important nesting point for several species of bird and home to five of the eight species of sea turtle in the world.

Tuesday 26th September

Depart yacht at 10am.

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