Canaries Explorer – 5 Day Experience 25th – 29th October 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 exploring the stunning Canary Islands. 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:

  • 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: Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th October 2022.

Join us in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria for some fast sailing, island exploring and local hospitality sampling! With the temperature not dropping below 15°C at night and a comfortable mid to late 20°Cs during the day, 18-20 knot winds, only a 4-hour flight from the  UK, why would you want to sail anywhere else!

Possible stops include Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuetreventura, La Palma, Hierro, and La Gomera.

You are welcome to join the boat the night before the trip starts.

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.

After a safety brief and some lifejacket fitting, we see where the wind is blowing, slip lines and take you on an exciting sail to explore this beautiful part of the world. We will do at least 1 night’s passage so you can experience the joy of sailing under the stars. The other 3 nights will be in marinas.

These trips are for beginners and salty sea dogs alike as there is something for everyone.

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.

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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