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27th October 2024 to 30th November 2024

World ARC 2024 & 2025: Leg 10 – Mauritius to South Africa

From £9520 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12-wks before departure
A round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 NM. Following the classic trade winds route, the rally avoids regions of political instability, piracy and storm seasons.
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Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Individuals, Couples
Difficulty
Basic. The professional crew are on hand to teach all guest crew
Nights onboard
34
Vessel type
Oyster 56
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Bunk Twin cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is the largest trans-ocean sailing event in the world attracting over 200 boats of many different shapes and sizes. Join this round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 nautical miles. 

Several legs ranging from 18 to 40 nights from nights: February 2024 - April 2025

Price: £9,520.00 per person

World ARC is a round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 nautical miles. Following the classic trade-winds route, the rally avoids regions of political instability, piracy and the storm seasons in both hemispheres.

Leg 10: Mauritius to South Africa – Date: 27 October – 30 November 2024

 

World ARC Itinerary

 

Leg 10 – Mauritius to South Africa – 27 October – 30 November 2024

Port Louis – Reunion Island – Richards Bay – Cape Town

Join the crew in Port Louis, just a 33 minute taxi ride from the international airport, as you prepare to set sail. Your first stop is the island of Reunion. You will spend about six days exploring this small piece of Europe set in the Indian Ocean. You prepare the food to be interesting and exotic because of the melting pot of cultures and nationalities absorbed into the cuisine. There have been 150 recorded eruptions of the volcano on Reunion since the 17th century – the most recent occurred in April 2021. You’re welcome to climb it!

The island offers hiking opportunities, as well as idyllic beaches. Your voyage from Reunion to Richards Bay is 1370NM (8-11 days). Hopefully, you will be able to get together with your fellow World Arc friends and explore the KwaZulu-Natal National Park. From Richards Bay, you will hop around the coast, stopping at Knysna Quays. Due to its sandstone cliffs, which separate it from the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean, this gem of South Africa stands out with its streets lined with cafes, galleries, independent shops, and seafood restaurants.

You can explore the Featherbed Nature Reserve and take guided hikes through Knysna forest, or travel along the famous Garden Route and Elephant park. Onward to your final destination of Cape Town where you will say your farewells.

 

  • All meals aboard
  • All bedding including towels
  • All fuel and marina cost
  • Lifejackets
  • Your own cabin
  • Use of paddle Boards
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Daily Tuition
  • Meals Ashore
  • Sailing & Travel Insurance
  • Travel to and from Asante
  • Visas where required
  • Waterproof Clothing

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.

World ARC Itinerary

 

Leg 10 – Mauritius to South Africa – 27 October – 30 November 2024

Port Louis – Reunion Island – Richards Bay – Cape Town

Join the crew in Port Louis, just a 33 minute taxi ride from the international airport, as you prepare to set sail. Your first stop is the island of Reunion. You will spend about six days exploring this small piece of Europe set in the Indian Ocean. You prepare the food to be interesting and exotic because of the melting pot of cultures and nationalities absorbed into the cuisine. There have been 150 recorded eruptions of the volcano on Reunion since the 17th century – the most recent occurred in April 2021. You’re welcome to climb it!

The island offers hiking opportunities, as well as idyllic beaches. Your voyage from Reunion to Richards Bay is 1370NM (8-11 days). Hopefully, you will be able to get together with your fellow World Arc friends and explore the KwaZulu-Natal National Park. From Richards Bay, you will hop around the coast, stopping at Knysna Quays. Due to its sandstone cliffs, which separate it from the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean, this gem of South Africa stands out with its streets lined with cafes, galleries, independent shops, and seafood restaurants.

You can explore the Featherbed Nature Reserve and take guided hikes through Knysna forest, or travel along the famous Garden Route and Elephant park. Onward to your final destination of Cape Town where you will say your farewells.