19th June 2022 to 23rd June 2022

Volvo 65: Sisi – Genoa – Alicante Performance Passage

£700 per person

Book your berth on a true adventure on Sisi for a performance passage.

In stock

Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - some race sailing experience and a reasonable level of fitness required
Nights onboard
4
Vessel type
Volvo 65 "Sisi"
Vessel length
65ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Pipecots
Insurance Required
Yes

Embark on a true adventure on Sisi for a performance passage from Italy to Spain. 

4 nights: 19 - 23 June 2022

£700 per person

Book your berth and race pro/am with The Austrian Ocean Race Project on their Volvo 65 "Sisi" for an awesome blast between Italy to Spain.

Passage Program

As part of a truly pro/am crew (A max 10 guest crew, and 5 professionals) you get to experience all aspects of sailing this amazing yacht. During the passage across the Atlantic, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics, working together with the ultimate aim of topping the leaderboard.

19 June 2022 – Arrival in Genoa for brief tour around the boat and briefing with the rest of the crew and then head off to Ireland for an epic adventure.

13 June 2022– Arrival into Alicante. Please book flexible flights through Marine Travel who can change flights if you are running late due to weather conditions. Please click here to view Marine Travel’s website.

 

The Team


The Austrian Ocean Race Project is a young and ambitious team of international professional sailors. Their goal is to race around the world in The Ocean Race 2022-23. The self-titled ‘new kids on the block’ are led by Dutch skipper Gerwin Jansen – an accomplished offshore racer with a highly competitive reputation. The team have proved their pedigree by topping the podium in the opening stage of the Ocean Race Europe, beating many sailing legends and veterans. Their initial success has been followed by a run of top results in offshore regattas across Europe. Now it’s time for them to race across the pond and take on some of the mighty Caribbean regattas.

The Volvo 65


Drawn at Farr Yacht Design in the USA especially for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 (now the Ocean Race), the strict one-design Vo65 replaced its predecessor, the Vo70. Every Vo65 is structurally identical down to the smallest detail. Same hull, same rig, same sails, same opportunities. This produced some of the closest racing the Ocean Race has ever seen.

As with its predecessor, the basic concept is a planing hull with a wide stern, double rudders, sharp edges and a swivel keel. The reverse bow is new. It extends the waterline and reduces the pounding in short waves, but provides plenty of spray on deck. The lateral plan has also been revised. The Vo65 dispenses with an angle of attack of the swords and instead relies on a lift profile to counteract the drift.

The rig is made by the New Zealand manufacturer Southern Spars. Southern Spars has a closely related history with The Ocean Race. They have been equipping the most successful teams for 25 years and were pioneers with the carbon mast in the 90s.

The entire set of sails is produced by North Sails. The 3Di technology patented by North Sails is also used in the Vo65. The sails are made from RAW760 Ultra PE / Aramid.

 

  • Professional Skipper plus professional crew
  • All training
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Accommodation when in port
  • Travel to or from the boats

Experience Requirements

As we are racing as a small crew (5 professional, and max 10 guests) some offshore experience is required as well as a good level of fitness.

 

Fly to Genoa

Fly from Alicante Airport

Passage Program

As part of a truly pro/am crew (A max 10 guest crew, and 5 professionals) you get to experience all aspects of sailing this amazing yacht. During the passage across the Atlantic, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics, working together with the ultimate aim of topping the leaderboard.

19 June 2022 – Arrival in Genoa for brief tour around the boat and briefing with the rest of the crew and then head off to Ireland for an epic adventure.

13 June 2022– Arrival into Alicante. Please book flexible flights through Marine Travel who can change flights if you are running late due to weather conditions. Please click here to view Marine Travel’s website.

 

The Team


The Austrian Ocean Race Project is a young and ambitious team of international professional sailors. Their goal is to race around the world in The Ocean Race 2022-23. The self-titled ‘new kids on the block’ are led by Dutch skipper Gerwin Jansen – an accomplished offshore racer with a highly competitive reputation. The team have proved their pedigree by topping the podium in the opening stage of the Ocean Race Europe, beating many sailing legends and veterans. Their initial success has been followed by a run of top results in offshore regattas across Europe. Now it’s time for them to race across the pond and take on some of the mighty Caribbean regattas.

The Volvo 65


Drawn at Farr Yacht Design in the USA especially for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 (now the Ocean Race), the strict one-design Vo65 replaced its predecessor, the Vo70. Every Vo65 is structurally identical down to the smallest detail. Same hull, same rig, same sails, same opportunities. This produced some of the closest racing the Ocean Race has ever seen.

As with its predecessor, the basic concept is a planing hull with a wide stern, double rudders, sharp edges and a swivel keel. The reverse bow is new. It extends the waterline and reduces the pounding in short waves, but provides plenty of spray on deck. The lateral plan has also been revised. The Vo65 dispenses with an angle of attack of the swords and instead relies on a lift profile to counteract the drift.

The rig is made by the New Zealand manufacturer Southern Spars. Southern Spars has a closely related history with The Ocean Race. They have been equipping the most successful teams for 25 years and were pioneers with the carbon mast in the 90s.

The entire set of sails is produced by North Sails. The 3Di technology patented by North Sails is also used in the Vo65. The sails are made from RAW760 Ultra PE / Aramid.

 

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, one

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

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