Portimao to Las Palmas – The Ocean Taster 18th – 22nd October 2022

Have you had the urge to cross an ocean but are unsure how you will cope being offshore, with no land in sight and in a watch system? Well, this trip is for you! You get a true taste of an offshore experience, 650 miles in your logbook, safe in the knowledge you will be back on land in 4 days. On this trip, you will get to experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Ocean 70 while honing your skills and building your miles in the Atlantic Ocean. 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: Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd October 2022

From Portimao in Portugal’s Algarve to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria you will get to experience fantastic trade wind sailing, in a lovely climate and hopefully some wonderful wildlife on route.

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.

You are welcome to join us the night before your training starts.

We have a day’s training in Portimao before heading out on the open ocean. You are split into watches from the off and work together as a team to crew the boat to the canary islands. You will be involved in all aspects of sailing the boat and for the budding Yachtmasters onboard you can help with the passage planning as well as being coached in all aspects of offshore sailing.

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 safe in the knowledge you will be back on land in 4 days!

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.

Full Trip Payment: [cl_product_price id=”9642″]

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