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22nd August 2022 to 26th August 2022

Volvo 70: Portsmouth 5 Day Mile Builder

£950 per person

Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Sail down the wonderful South coast exploring the Jurassic coast, the Channel Islands and visit the coast of France as you build your miles on this 5-day adventure.

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Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - Some sailing experience and good level of fitness required
Nights onboard
4
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic.
Insurance Required
Yes

Build your miles and experience as you sail a high-performance ‘Volvo Open 70’ racing yacht in this five-day adventure from Portsmouth 

 4 nights:  22 - 26 August 2022

£950 per person

Immerse yourself in the world of elite ocean sailing and add nautical miles to your logbook in this thrilling five-day journey from the south coast of England.  Over five days you will be sailing as far away from Portsmouth as you can and back again, visiting some ports as you go. The exact itinerary will be determined by the weather forecast, and the crew's appetite to push the yacht to the limit!

Over the course of the trip, you will be given world-class coaching from a pro crew, with the opportunity to enhance your skills in every job onboard this iconic offshore racing machine. This yacht 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. From navigation to helming, with practice in trimming, grinding and foredeck, you can get as stuck in as you like on this exhilarating trip. If you are an enthusiastic Yachtmaster candidate, you will also have the opportunity to skipper a 60nm passage under the watchful eye of a Yachtmaster Instructor.

Push your comfort zone for a truly genuine experience of life as an elite ocean racer, with basic race yacht accommodation and freeze-dried food: the trade-offs for an invigorating ride. Whether you are a novice sailor or more experienced, this trip promises to get your adrenaline pumping, as you fully immerse yourself in the world of offshore, improving your racing skills and working as a team with your new crewmates.

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 race crew
  • Professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
  • Food, fuel, race entry and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

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
Passport
Sleeping bag
Hat and gloves
Sun cream
Any medication you require
Seasickness pills if needed
Water bottle
Warm layers as required
Safety knife
Headtorch
Sailing boots

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