£1,400.00

Biscay Blast – 7 Day Experience 17th – 24th September 2022

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Ocean 70 while honing your skills and building your miles across the wild and wonderful Bay of Biscay. This trip is open to everyone whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor. 

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Mate and Crew
  • Pre-departure Safety Briefing
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food on board while sailing
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

The Boat

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.

The Experience

Dates: Saturday 17th – Saturday 24th September 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.

We have allowed 7 days for this trip to allow for a weather window to cross the infamous Bay of Biscay. After departing Portsmouth we may stop in Falmouth or Breast to stage for the crossing.

You should gain at least 650NM for your logbook and top bragging rights in the pub! The Bay of Biscay is a right of passage for any sailor.

Stop-overs will be dictated by the weather forecast but there are several options en route to ensure you see both the English and Northern French coasts in all their glory.

We meet the evening before departure and have a safety brief and 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.

Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability.

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Deposit : £350.00 Per Trip