5 Day Mile Builder
Mile builders are a 5-day duration ranging between 500 – 1000 miles and are either UK based or International legs, with at least 2 nights at sea.
Our UK trips start and finish in Portsmouth and include at least 2 overnight sails. Typically we spend the 1st, 3rd, and 5thnights in a marina and the 2nd and 4th nights at sea.
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.
Previous trips have visited Zeebrugge, Den Helder, Cherbourg, Falmouth, Dartmouth and Poole.
Volvo 70 Experience
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!
For our international legs, this is point to point sailing. Ie we have a start port and a finish port and we need to get there. If the wind is favourable we may stop and explore other ports along the way or you may be at sea for the full 5 days without stopping.
All the destination ports have great airport access so it is easy to meet us.
Whether you decide to cross Biscay, surf waves along the Portuguese coast, cross the Med, sail around Sicily or join us from Gibraltar to Las Palmas you get a truly amazing experience. The wildlife, coastlines, sunsets, fantastic sailing and the friends you make along the way make these trips extremely special.
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!
We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.