6th July 2023 to 11th July 2023

Volvo 65: Sisi – Genoa – Vigo Passage

From £1100 per person

Book your berth on a true adventure on Sisi for a performance passage.
Clear
Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - some race sailing experience and a reasonable level of fitness required
Nights onboard
5
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. 

5 nights: 06 - 11 July 2023 (estimated end date)

£1100 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.

Genoa, Italy to Vigo, Spain Passage – 1300 NM

Join crew on 06 July – Arrive in Vigo on 11 July 2023 (arrival date might vary due to weather conditions)

Join the awesome Volvo 65, Sisi from Genoa, fresh from the Ocean Race itself! We plan on blasting through the Med with other Volvo 65s & 70s for the Fastnet start. Passing Gibraltor to the next destination Vigo. Whilst on the passage, get to grips with the boat by changing roles throughout and, getting to know your crew members and benchmarking against other Volvo 70s & 65s.

Please Note

Travel plans for sailing can be affected by a number of factors that are out of our control, such as weather conditions, mechanical problems with the boat, and the availability of marinas and other resources. In some cases, these factors can cause delays or changes to the route, forcing sailors to alter their plans and adapt to the situation. Regardless of the specific circumstances, it’s important for sailors to remain flexible and prepared for the possibility of changes to their travel plans.

 

The Team


The Austrian Ocean Race Project is a young and ambitious team of international professional sailors. As an entrant into the Ocean Race 2023, 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 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. This Fastnet campaign will be their first event back after the legendary Ocean Race.

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.

Trust Protects

Kraken Travel is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the current ”The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations ” for all passengers booking with Kraken Travel we provide full financial protection for our package holidays which don’t include flights, by way of the TMTProtects.me Scheme, operated by Trust My Travel, The Cedars, New Road, Ryhall, Rutland, England, PE9 4HL. For more details please go to trustprotects.me, email [email protected] or telephone our customer service line on +44 1780408141.

  • 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
  • Travel insurance

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 Vigo 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.

Genoa, Italy to Vigo, Spain Passage – 1300 NM

Join crew on 06 July – Arrive in Vigo on 11 July 2023 (arrival date might vary due to weather conditions)

Join the awesome Volvo 65, Sisi from Genoa, fresh from the Ocean Race itself! We plan on blasting through the Med with other Volvo 65s & 70s for the Fastnet start. Passing Gibraltor to the next destination Vigo. Whilst on the passage, get to grips with the boat by changing roles throughout and, getting to know your crew members and benchmarking against other Volvo 70s & 65s.

Please Note

Travel plans for sailing can be affected by a number of factors that are out of our control, such as weather conditions, mechanical problems with the boat, and the availability of marinas and other resources. In some cases, these factors can cause delays or changes to the route, forcing sailors to alter their plans and adapt to the situation. Regardless of the specific circumstances, it’s important for sailors to remain flexible and prepared for the possibility of changes to their travel plans.

 

The Team


The Austrian Ocean Race Project is a young and ambitious team of international professional sailors. As an entrant into the Ocean Race 2023, 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 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. This Fastnet campaign will be their first event back after the legendary Ocean Race.

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.

Trust Protects

Kraken Travel is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the current ”The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations ” for all passengers booking with Kraken Travel we provide full financial protection for our package holidays which don’t include flights, by way of the TMTProtects.me Scheme, operated by Trust My Travel, The Cedars, New Road, Ryhall, Rutland, England, PE9 4HL. For more details please go to trustprotects.me, email [email protected] or telephone our customer service line on +44 1780408141.

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