5 Day Irish Sea Experience Portsmouth to Dublin (Dún Laoghaire) 7th – 11th July 2022

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Ocean 70 round the point of Cornwall and across the Irish Sea. 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

Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th June 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.

This trip starts in Portsmouth and finishes in Dublin and includes at least 2 overnight sails. Typically we spend the 1st, 3rd, and 5thnights in a marina and the 2nd and 4th nights at sea. Possible stops along the way include Dartmouth, Falmouth and Holyhead.

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.

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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