Leg 1: Solent to Vigo Spain
Leg 2: Vigo to Canaries
Leg 1 or 2: £2,199
Both legs: £3,980
VOYAGE NAME & CODE
Canaries Ocean Cup / COC061018
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6 stages .... 1 trophy to be won!
Leg 1 'Viva Espana' October 5th - 20th 2018
Heading from the Solent on the south coast of the UK, across the English Channel, along the coast of Brittany and finally across the Bay of Biscay to the warmth and sun of north west Spain. Divided into 3-4 stages, with points to be won on every one! Some brilliant stop overs along the way.
Leg 2: 'Ocean Chase' October 21st - November 04th 2018
Two stages. First we head out into the Atlantic Ocean for the 600nm sail to Madeira, followed by the short hop south to Gran Canaria. Pick up points and prizes for coming first on each stage, and have some great times in Spain, Madeira and the Canaries as you go.
Meet, sail and train with two amazing sailors
Each leg starts with the unique opportunity of a day's sailing and training with a world champion and a Vendee globe racer. You'll also get one of the best meteorologists around to help you understand the mysteries of what's happening up there! Tips, training, insights and stories to help speed both teams on their way!
Is this for me?
This is a great opportunity to experience the fun of two identical boats sailing together from one country to another, as they vie for points, line honours and some serious fun. You will learn loads about sailing an you will get a great introduction to the world off offshore racing with none of its associated pressure. Don't miss out - grab a place now before they're gone!
Includes a day to meet, sail and train with:
Steve White: Vendee Globe racer
Steve is one of the world's leading solo sailors, having a very successful campaign in the 2008 Vendee Globe race. He is currently preparing for a world record attempt on the west-about or wrong way round circumnavigation.
Hannah Strodel: World champion sailor
Hannah is one of the UK’s most ambitious and renowned Paralympian Sailers. She is a 3 x World Champion and 4 x Paralympian. She is now aiming to become the world's first disabled athlete to compete the Vendee Globe.
Simon Rowell: Meteorologist to British Olympic Team
Simon Rowell has been the meteorologist for the British Sailing Team since 2015. He has won the Clipper Round the World Race and is regarded as one of the world's leading sailing weather forecasters and yacht routers.
Leg 1 begins in Southampton on October 5th and finishes in Vigo on October 20. Leg 2 starts in Vigo on October 21 and finishes in Gran Canaria on November 04th. You should join and leave the boat at 1200hrs on these days. We are still awaiting final confirmation from marinas and expect this in early June, so please do not book flights until we pass on the details to crew.
These adventure sailing holidays are open to everyone aged 18 years and over. If you are aged 70 or over, or have any concerns about your health, we ask that you get a doctor's note before booking. This is just to make as certain as possible that you will be okay out on the water.
NO PREVIOUS SAILING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED
We provide the foul weather clothing, life-jackets and all other technical equipment you will need. We really urge you not to spend any extra money unless you are sure you want to! You need to bring a sleeping bag and some waterproof boots.
We are committed to helping as many people as possible experience the magic of the sea. Our skippers and mates have medical training and the boats have some medical supplies and equipment on board. However, the reality is that once on board access to professional medical assistance is going to be slower than if you were on land. If we are offshore it may be some days. For this reason we ask you to check through the medical disclosure form below before you book. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you should get in touch with us. It will probably still be fine but it's good to make sure. You will be asked to submit the form electronically 14 days before the start date, ensuring that we have the most up to date information.
Leg 1: Oct 05 - 20 2018
Leg 2: Oct 21 - Nov 04 2018
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The smoking of any form of tobacco is forbidden on board or on the dock next to the boat. We also very strongly discourage the smoking of any tobacco at any time between the start and end date as the smell comes on-board into confined living space. The use of e-cigarettes is fine.
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