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28th September 2024 to 6th October 2024

Volvo 65: Sisi – Les Voiles de St. Tropez

From £4199 per person

Deposit 25%. Final balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Join the crew of  Volvo 65 "Sisi" ex-VESTAS 11th Hour Racing for one of the world's most exclusive regattas - Les Voiles de St. Tropez
Clear
Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Challenging - some sailing experience and a good level of fitness required
Nights onboard
8
Vessel type
Volvo 65
Vessel length
65ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
This is a race yacht, so no airs and graces.
Insurance Required
Yes

Time for a thrilling sailing adventure aboard the legendary Volvo 65 "Sisi" from St. Tropez! Grab onto the ropes, are you ready to sail shoulder to shoulder with the Austrian Ocean Race Project’s core team?

8 nights: 28 September - 6 October 2024

£4,199 per person

The Austrian Ocean Race Project is a young and ambitious team of international professional sailors led by accomplished and highly competitive Dutch skipper, Gerwin Jansen.

Get ready to embrace the thrill of competitive sailing as you join the crew of the renowned Volvo 65 "Sisi" for an unforgettable adventure. From September 28th to October 6th, 2024, you'll dive into the world of inshore racing, battling it out off the coast of southern France in one of the most elite sporting events on the sailing calendar.

This isn't your average leisurely cruise — it's a chance to push your limits, learn new skills, and experience the adrenaline rush of competitive racing firsthand. As part of the crew, you'll be fully involved in the yacht's preparation and racing, working shoulder to shoulder with the Austrian Ocean Race Project's core team to push the boat to its limits all while taking in the views and living life to the fullest.

Join the team and get your blood pumping. You'll be bringing this trip up in every conversation you have in the future!

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • You’ll experience the thrill of being part of a true pro/am team in this iconic and famous regatta.. Something not everyone can say.
  • Learn from the best and sharpen your sailing skills as you are trained by this experienced crew.
  • You will challenge yourself physically and mentally as you compete in races off the coast of St. Tropez, once done, you will be proud to boast about what you have accomplished.
  • Experience the camaraderie of a tight-knit crew, working together towards a common goal.
  • Fall in love with the scenery you will be surrounded by. Unbelievably clear waters, white sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Create memories that will last a lifetime as you push yourself to new heights and conquer the open sea.

Who The Trip Is For

  • If you love the thrill of competition and being part of a winning team, this is for you.
  • You need to have some sailing experience and be relatively fit.
  • Bring your competitive spirit along, it’s your time to shine!
  • If you’re a solo traveler, in a couple or with a group. If you’ve got a passion for sailing, join us to create some new memories.

TRAINING

Join “Sisi” on the evening of 28th September in St Tropez to start your training for one of the most elite sporting events on the sailing calendar.

 

FULL ITINERARY

28th September – Arrive and meet the crew
30th September & 1st October – On-the-water training
2nd to 5th October – Racing (including one “Lay Day”)
6th October – Head home
  • A place on the race crew of Volvo 65 “Sisi”
  • On the water training
  • Safety equipment
  • Food & drink whilst on-board
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Accommodation ashore
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Travel guidance and COVID entry requirements for Italy can be viewed here.

St Tropez

St Tropez

TRAINING

Join “Sisi” on the evening of 28th September in St Tropez to start your training for one of the most elite sporting events on the sailing calendar.

 

FULL ITINERARY

28th September – Arrive and meet the crew
30th September & 1st October – On-the-water training
2nd to 5th October – Racing (including one “Lay Day”)
6th October – Head home

This is inshore/coastal racing and you’ll require accommodation ashore.

Please bring the suitable kit to race in, including:

  • Waterproof gear
  • Sunhat
  • Sailing gloves
  • Sun cream
  • Any medication you require
  • Seasickness pills if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Safety knife
  • Sailing boots/Deck trainers

Booking deposit non-refundable, unless we manage to resell your berth.

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