Day Experience 29th July

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Ocean 70 in the English channel. If you would like to experience the Volvo 70 Telefonica Black but are unsure if you want to commit to a longer trip, then these 1-day adventures are for you.

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Mate and Crew
  • Pre-departure Safety Briefing
  • On board training
  • 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

Friday 29th July 2022

The crew of Telefonica Black will take you out on the stunning waters of the Solent. You get to feel the power of this amazing racing yacht boat and have the chance to get involved as much or as little as you like. You will have the opportunity to helm, help with the navigation and grind up the sails like a pro crew. Alternatively, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

You don’t need any experience to come along and give sailing this magnificent boat a shot.

In the morning you get fitted with your lifejacket and your wet weather gear and you will have a full safety brief onboard.

We then slip lines and head out into the Solent. Your 1st task is to grind up the 28-meter mainsail on the coffee grinders. 4 people can work together, the grinders have 6 gears and you can tap out when you need to!

Once the headsail is up we will practice some tacking and gybing, before putting a big sail up and going for a blast. Lunch is a freeze-dried pouch and when we are underway we give a boat tour below so you can get the true experience.

We then head back to the marina and have a good debrief in the pub………we will then tell you about all our other trips as we know you will have caught the sailing bug.

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.

Full Trip Payment: [cl_product_price id=”7965″]

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