4th August 2022 to 19th August 2022

Volvo 70: Telefonica Black – Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race Campaign 2022

This race only comes around once every four years, so make it a good one! Race around Britain and Ireland on Volvo 70 "Telefonica Black".

Join the crew of the legendary Volvo 70 "Telefonica Black" for this quinquennial 1,800nm epic race

Start Date - 7th August 2022

£4,480 per person

Campaign Includes: Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022, 3 training days

Suited to
Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Some racing experience and a reasonable fitness level required
Nights onboard
15
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper and three additional professional crew
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic.
Insurance Required
Yes

Experience the thrill of racing on the high-performance Volvo Open 70 Telefonica Black as you sail around the stunning and varied British coastline in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. 

During this incredible offshore race, you will be given world-class coaching by the pro crew as you campaign to top the podium in one of the world’s premier offshore race. Enhancing your skills in every job onboard this iconic offshore racing machine, you will have the opportunity to practice your navigation and helming, trimming, grinding and foredeck.

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 around Ireland. 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.

With fast sailing, rocky coastlines, salty sea spray, and bracing winds this race promises to get your adrenaline pumping as you fly around the British Isle and Ireland on your way to the finish line.

Training Program

3 days of training before the race:

4th August – Alongside training day
5th and 6th August – On-water training

PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t sailed onboard a Volvo 70 before, we suggest also selecting a race or passage to gain some additional experience with the boat. Please click here to view options.

Round Britain & Ireland Race Start : 7th August 2022

“TELEFONICA BLACK” – Volvo 70

The Volvo 70 Ocean Race Yacht is a class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005–06 race and replaced the Volvo Ocean 60 Yachts, which were first raced in 1993.

The Volvo Ocean 70 uses a Canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees. According to the VO70 rule, the yachts can be made from glass fibres, aramid fibres, or carbon fibres. Telefonica is made of Carbon Fibre.

The Volvo Open 70 race rules are similar to those of a Formula One race team, as there is not a specific yacht design but a set of rules which competing yachts need to adhere to.

Telefonica Black competed in the 08/09 Volvo Ocean Race and finished overall in 6th position, winning the final leg into St Petersburg and skippered by Fernando Echávarri.

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£4480 per person

Deposit £1,000. Balance due 12wks before race start. Payment plans available.

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  • Professional Race Skipper and three additional professional crew
  • Entry into Seventar Round Britain & Ireland Race
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Team Kit
  • Travel to and from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth

Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth

Experience the thrill of racing on the high-performance Volvo Open 70 Telefonica Black as you sail around the stunning and varied British coastline in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. 

During this incredible offshore race, you will be given world-class coaching by the pro crew as you campaign to top the podium in one of the world’s premier offshore race. Enhancing your skills in every job onboard this iconic offshore racing machine, you will have the opportunity to practice your navigation and helming, trimming, grinding and foredeck.

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 around Ireland. 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.

With fast sailing, rocky coastlines, salty sea spray, and bracing winds this race promises to get your adrenaline pumping as you fly around the British Isle and Ireland on your way to the finish line.

Training Program

3 days of training before the race:

4th August – Alongside training day
5th and 6th August – On-water training

PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t sailed onboard a Volvo 70 before, we suggest also selecting a race or passage to gain some additional experience with the boat. Please click here to view options.

Round Britain & Ireland Race Start : 7th August 2022

“TELEFONICA BLACK” – Volvo 70

The Volvo 70 Ocean Race Yacht is a class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005–06 race and replaced the Volvo Ocean 60 Yachts, which were first raced in 1993.

The Volvo Ocean 70 uses a Canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees. According to the VO70 rule, the yachts can be made from glass fibres, aramid fibres, or carbon fibres. Telefonica is made of Carbon Fibre.

The Volvo Open 70 race rules are similar to those of a Formula One race team, as there is not a specific yacht design but a set of rules which competing yachts need to adhere to.

Telefonica Black competed in the 08/09 Volvo Ocean Race and finished overall in 6th position, winning the final leg into St Petersburg and skippered by Fernando Echávarri.

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no

hard cases with wheels)

Complete set of dry clothes

Passport

Sleeping bag

Hat and gloves

Sun cream

Any medication you require

Seasickness pills

Water bottle

Warm layers

Safety knife

Headtorch

Sailing boots

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