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Volvo 70: Experience Gift Card

From £265 per person

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Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience required. Minimum age 14. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew

This is the perfect adventure for first-time adrenaline junkies or thrill-seekers.

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Prices:

One Day Experience: £265 per person

Weekend Experience: £485 per person

5 Day Experience: £950 per person

Looking for something highly thrilling, but not sure where to start? This sail experience aboard the Volvo 70 is packed to the brim with adventure and will provide a true taste of speed and high-performance sailing.

This yacht, in particular, was raced as team “Telefonica Black” in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean race – famously winning the final stage of the round the world race in a spectacular fashion. Meaning it’s built for speed, not comfort, facilities onboard are sparse and not particularly luxurious. In return, you’ll do just as the elite ocean racers do to get a truly genuine sailing experience

One Day Experience

Your Day on board Telefonica Black

Join the yacht at Gosport Marina, UK at 0900hrs on the experience day, in time for your safety briefing, training and a quick boat tour. Once we’re all ready, we’ll head out to the protected water of the Solent, where we’ll get to grips with the boat. Once we’re ready and if the weather is right we will head out into the English Channel, or possibly even go for a lap around the Isle of Wight, where you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow.

During the day you’ll experience all aspects of elite sailor life, including the chance to enjoy some scrummy freeze-dried lunch whilst at sea, and multiple snack breaks.

After a great day of sailing, we’ll head back to the civilised shores of Portsmouth and will moor up at Gunwharf Quays at approximately 1800hrs. Here we will say our goodbyes, and you can head to one of the seaside pubs to recover from a day of fun-filled thrill.

Weekend Experience

Join the yacht at Gosport Marina, UK at 1900h on Friday for your safety briefing and a quick boat tour before bedding down. On Saturday morning, you’ll be up early for a spot of training, then (if the weather is right) we’ll leave the protected water of the Solent, for the English Channel. Pointing at France or another UK destination, we’ll gather pace and you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow. In port, you’ll enjoy a night alongside before turning back into the channel for hopefully some great downwind sailing.

5 Day Experience

This adventure will take you around the English coast whilst building your miles as you go. Our fantastic trip onboard the Volvo 70 is a great way to see the best of the south coast.

This itinerary is flexible as it will be weather dependant, but you will have the opportunity to explore the Jurassic coast, experience the thrill of sailing around the Channel Islands and visit the coast of France.

 

  • A place on the crew
  • Professional Race Skipper and three additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel, and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • No sailing experience is required.
  • Minimum age: 14
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Gosport Marina, UK

Gosport Marina, UK

This yacht, in particular, was raced as team “Telefonica Black” in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean race – famously winning the final stage of the round the world race in a spectacular fashion. Meaning it’s built for speed, not comfort, facilities onboard are sparse and not particularly luxurious. In return, you’ll do just as the elite ocean racers do to get a truly genuine sailing experience

One Day Experience

Your Day on board Telefonica Black

Join the yacht at Gosport Marina, UK at 0900hrs on the experience day, in time for your safety briefing, training and a quick boat tour. Once we’re all ready, we’ll head out to the protected water of the Solent, where we’ll get to grips with the boat. Once we’re ready and if the weather is right we will head out into the English Channel, or possibly even go for a lap around the Isle of Wight, where you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow.

During the day you’ll experience all aspects of elite sailor life, including the chance to enjoy some scrummy freeze-dried lunch whilst at sea, and multiple snack breaks.

After a great day of sailing, we’ll head back to the civilised shores of Portsmouth and will moor up at Gunwharf Quays at approximately 1800hrs. Here we will say our goodbyes, and you can head to one of the seaside pubs to recover from a day of fun-filled thrill.

Weekend Experience

Join the yacht at Gosport Marina, UK at 1900h on Friday for your safety briefing and a quick boat tour before bedding down. On Saturday morning, you’ll be up early for a spot of training, then (if the weather is right) we’ll leave the protected water of the Solent, for the English Channel. Pointing at France or another UK destination, we’ll gather pace and you’ll have the opportunity to try multiple roles on board, including, helming, grinding, pit and bow. In port, you’ll enjoy a night alongside before turning back into the channel for hopefully some great downwind sailing.

5 Day Experience

This adventure will take you around the English coast whilst building your miles as you go. Our fantastic trip onboard the Volvo 70 is a great way to see the best of the south coast.

This itinerary is flexible as it will be weather dependant, but you will have the opportunity to explore the Jurassic coast, experience the thrill of sailing around the Channel Islands and visit the coast of France.

 

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no
hard cases with wheels)
1 complete set of dry clothes
Hat and gloves
Sun cream
Any medication you require
Water bottle
Warm layers as required
Sailing boots or trainers you don’t mind getting wet

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