5 Day South Coast Experience 22nd – 26th August 2022
Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Ocean 70 while honing your skills and building your miles. Do all this whilst sailing down the South coast exploring the Jurassic coast, the Channel Islands and the coast of France. These trips are for everyone, whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor. Over the 5 days you will have the opportunity to helm, trim, practice evolutions, passage plan and weather route. Telefonica Black competed in the 2008/2009 Volvo Round the World Race and this is a fantastic opportunity to get to sail her.
This package includes:
- Mate and Crew
- Pre-departure Safety Briefing
- On board training
- Your bunk
- Marina and Berthing fees
- Food on board while sailing
- Wet weather gear
Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.
Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!
We like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.
Dates: Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2022
We have a professional Skipper and crew to keep you safe and help you with all aspects of life on board, from helming to navigation.
Mile builders are a 5-day duration ranging between 500 – 1000 miles with at least 2 nights at sea. Typically we spend the 1st, 3rd, and 5thnights in a marina and the 2nd and 4th nights at sea.
Some of the planned trips include sailing down the Jurassic coast to Weymouth, the Channel Islands and France. However, this itinerary is flexible as it is weather dependent. Possible stops include Poole, Dartmouth, Falmouth, the Channel Islands and France. On the first day, after a safety brief, deck orientation, skills and drills we will get out the charts, assess the weather and come up with our destinations.
We meet the evening before departure and have a safety brief, deck brief and you get to know the rest of the team. In the morning we get out the charts, download the weather forecast and decide the route. We try to choose the fastest points of sail, so you get the most miles while still being able to visit some amazing places.
You get to experience work in a watch system, sample the delights of freeze-dried food and really get an idea of what it is like to race Telefonica Black. It is a great opportunity if you would like to get a taste of offshore sailing/racing but with the convenience of stopping in a marina now and again!
Don’t think this will be a luxury ride though! Such a high-performance racing yacht does not come with many creature comforts. Cramped quarters, freeze-dried food and basic accommodation are the trade-off!
We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.
For more information on what you can do with Mile Builders please see the Experience & Adventures page on our website.
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