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Atlantic Blast Mile Builder Volvo 70 Training Delivery

Antigua, Caribbean
  • Event date: 24/03/2021
  • Event end: 24/04/2021
  • When: JAN-MAR
  • Duration: > 3 weeks

Atlantic Blast

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the Atlantic Ocean from Antigua to Portsmouth (UK) via the Azores, while honing your skills and building over 3,600 nautical miles in the process. These trips are for everyone, whether you are a novice or experienced sailor. You can get involved as much as you like, or you can sit back, enjoy the mid-Atlantic sail.

During this epic adventure, you will have the opportunity to helm, trim, practice evolutions, passage plan, weather route and if you are a budding yacht master you can have the opportunity to learn under the watchful eye of a Yachtmaster instructor. Best of all you’ll get at least 3,600 miles in your logbook.

Don’t think this will be a luxury ride! 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 for a fast boat, many miles and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience

5-day mile builder Cagliari-Malta
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Price:

2500 £

The Atlantic Blast Plan

  • 23rd March 2022 – Crew Arrival, The Slipway, Antigua
  • 24th March 2022 – Boat orientation, safety brief and alongside training
  • 25th March 2022 – Training sail
  • 26th March 2022 – Depart Antigua
  • Stop for a couple of days in the Bermuda and the Azores
  • 21 – 24th April 2022 – Expected arrival in Portsmouth UK

Atlantic Blast Mile Builder

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 while honing your skills and building your miles

These trips are for everyone, wither you are a novice or experienced sailor. You can get involved as much as you like, or you can sit back and enjoy the sail.

Over the trip, you will have the opportunity to helm, trim, practice sail evolutions, passage plan, weather route and have the opportunity to skipper a passage.

Don’t think this will be a luxury ride! 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 for a fast boat, many miles and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

What can you do with Mile Builders?

We often get asked how many miles are required for certain qualifications and what are the benefits these can bring to you, so to answer your questions we have included a list below for some of the most common yachting qualifications from the RYA and an outline of how you can use each one.

Day Skipper

This is one of the most popular sailing qualifications among beginner sailors. This is a qualification that will allow you to hire boats from the majority of rental companies for holiday sailing (though please check prior to booking). You will learn how to sail short passages during the day while learning how to be in charge of the boat, perfecting how to control boat speed and safe navigation.

Miles Required: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours

Coastal Skipper

This course expands on the knowledge gained doing the Day Skipper but introduces passage planning, pilotage during both day-time and night-time, safety and emergency procedures. The most common uses for obtaining a coastal skipper qualification is to undertake passages that require longer hours of sailing, particularly during the night.

Miles Required: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours

Yacht Master

The Yachtmaster is broken into three different categories that you can complete, each having a different specialism: The Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean. These qualifications can be commercially endorsed and then be used for an array of employment opportunities onboard a yacht.

Miles Required:
(Coastal): 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours. (If you hold the Coastal Skipper practical course completion certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours.)

(Offshore): 50 days, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles.

(Ocean): Minimum non-stop distance of 600 miles must have been run by the log.

Atlantic Blast Package

  • Skipper, Mate and Crew
  • All training
  • Food onboard while on passage
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Wet weather gear
  • Daily weather updates
  • Boat tracking for friends and family at home
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Program

The Atlantic Blast Plan

  • 23rd March 2022 – Crew Arrival, The Slipway, Antigua
  • 24th March 2022 – Boat orientation, safety brief and alongside training
  • 25th March 2022 – Training sail
  • 26th March 2022 – Depart Antigua
  • Stop for a couple of days in the Bermuda and the Azores
  • 21 – 24th April 2022 – Expected arrival in Portsmouth UK
Tips

Atlantic Blast Mile Builder

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 while honing your skills and building your miles

These trips are for everyone, wither you are a novice or experienced sailor. You can get involved as much as you like, or you can sit back and enjoy the sail.

Over the trip, you will have the opportunity to helm, trim, practice sail evolutions, passage plan, weather route and have the opportunity to skipper a passage.

Don’t think this will be a luxury ride! 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 for a fast boat, many miles and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

What can you do with Mile Builders?

We often get asked how many miles are required for certain qualifications and what are the benefits these can bring to you, so to answer your questions we have included a list below for some of the most common yachting qualifications from the RYA and an outline of how you can use each one.

Day Skipper

This is one of the most popular sailing qualifications among beginner sailors. This is a qualification that will allow you to hire boats from the majority of rental companies for holiday sailing (though please check prior to booking). You will learn how to sail short passages during the day while learning how to be in charge of the boat, perfecting how to control boat speed and safe navigation.

Miles Required: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours

Coastal Skipper

This course expands on the knowledge gained doing the Day Skipper but introduces passage planning, pilotage during both day-time and night-time, safety and emergency procedures. The most common uses for obtaining a coastal skipper qualification is to undertake passages that require longer hours of sailing, particularly during the night.

Miles Required: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours

Yacht Master

The Yachtmaster is broken into three different categories that you can complete, each having a different specialism: The Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean. These qualifications can be commercially endorsed and then be used for an array of employment opportunities onboard a yacht.

Miles Required:
(Coastal): 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours. (If you hold the Coastal Skipper practical course completion certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours.)

(Offshore): 50 days, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles.

(Ocean): Minimum non-stop distance of 600 miles must have been run by the log.

Inclusions

Atlantic Blast Package

  • Skipper, Mate and Crew
  • All training
  • Food onboard while on passage
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Wet weather gear
  • Daily weather updates
  • Boat tracking for friends and family at home

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