2nd August 2022 to 17th August 2022

Volvo 70: HYPR – Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022

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Join Volvo 70: HYPR for the prestigious Round Britain & Ireland in 2022 for an epic race and adventure.
Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - some race sailing experience and a reasonable level of fitness required
Nights onboard
15
Vessel type
Volvo 70: HYPR
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Pipecots
Insurance Required
Yes

Embark on a true adventure with this prestigious Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022. 

Training & Boat Prep - 02 - 06 August 2022

Racing - 07 - 17 August 2022

Price: £5,450 per person

Race one of the world's fastest 70ft yachts with the modified Volvo 70 HYPR for a highly competitive Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022.

Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022

Experience the thrill of racing on the high-performance Volvo Open 70 HYPR 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 races. 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.

Race Program

You get to experience all aspects of racing this amazing yacht. During the race around UK & Ireland, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics, working together with the ultimate aim of topping the leaderboard.

02 – 06 August 2022 – Boat Preparation and Race briefing. Also on the water training days rotating around the boat experiencing different roles.

07 August 2022 – Race Start

17 August 2022 – Estimated race finish, this could change depending on weather conditions.

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 the options.

HYPR

Specifications

Overall 10% faster than standard Volvo 70’s due to upgrades that have been added. The key upgrades are:

  • Keel extension by 0.4m and a keel bulb weight reduction from 5 tonnes to 4 tonnes
  • 2016 complete refit
  • Hydraulic-actuated Trim Tab added to keel fin
  • Professional Skipper plus professional crew
  • All training
  • Food, fuel, race entry and mooring fees
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Boat tracking for friends and family at home
  • Food ashore
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Sailing gear

Experience Requirements

As we are racing some offshore racing experience is required as well as a good level of fitness.

Cowes, UK

Cowes, UK

Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022

Experience the thrill of racing on the high-performance Volvo Open 70 HYPR 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 races. 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.

Race Program

You get to experience all aspects of racing this amazing yacht. During the race around UK & Ireland, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics, working together with the ultimate aim of topping the leaderboard.

02 – 06 August 2022 – Boat Preparation and Race briefing. Also on the water training days rotating around the boat experiencing different roles.

07 August 2022 – Race Start

17 August 2022 – Estimated race finish, this could change depending on weather conditions.

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 the options.

HYPR

Specifications

Overall 10% faster than standard Volvo 70’s due to upgrades that have been added. The key upgrades are:

  • Keel extension by 0.4m and a keel bulb weight reduction from 5 tonnes to 4 tonnes
  • 2016 complete refit
  • Hydraulic-actuated Trim Tab added to keel fin

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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