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Experience Weekend Volvo 70 April, May, June, July, Aug 2021 Cruising Training

Portsmouth, UK
  • Event date: 24/04/2021
  • Event end: 21/08/2021
  • When: APR-JUN

Telefonica Black competed in the 2008/2009 Volvo Round the World race and this is a fantastic opportunity to get to sail her. Her speed and power are exhilarating and this trip allows you an opportunity to fully experience the boat, without the demands of a long-distance race. She is based in the UK.

We have a professional Skipper, Mate and crew to keep you safe and help you with all aspects of life on board, from helming to navigation.

On an experience weekend, we don’t do any night sailing and aim to be tied up in a marina in time for dinner and a beer!

We meet on the Friday night for a safety and deck brief and a chance to meet all the other crew.

We will look at the latest weather gribs and decide our route for the morning.

Usually, we try to aim for France if the weather allows.

Saturday morning we slip lines, raise the mainsail and headsails, then do some skills and drills in the Solent before heading over to France to enjoy some hospitality.

Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way over the channel! You have the chance to get involved as much as you like, or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

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.

These trips are for everyone, wether you are a novice or experienced sailor.

Leaving Haslar Marina in gosport at 09.00 on the Saturday morning we will head over and spend the night berthed in France or elsewhere. We aim to be back at the marina by 1800 on the Sunday… weather dependant.

If you would like to book as a group, please get in touch and we can tailor-make a program for you to suit your exact needs.

Meeting on the Friday night for a safety briefing and boat orientation in Haslar Marina, Gosport, UK.

Slipping lines early Saturday morning we head out into the Solent for some skills and drills before selling sail to France (weather depending).

We will spend the night alongside in France before sprinting back to Gosport on Sunday.

Kit list

  • Waterproof or soft kit bag (no hard cases with wheels)
  • 1 complete set of dry clothes
  • Passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sun cream
  • Any medication you require
  • Seasickness pills, if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers as required
  • Safety knife (for racing, or offshore only)
  • Head torch
  • Sailing boots (optional), for day sailing or warmer expeditions, trainer will be fine

If you do not have any of the items on the kit list, please get in touch for advice.

  • Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether)
  • Wet Weather Gear / Foulies
  • Food & Drink Whilst On-Board
  • A bunk onboard
  • Berthing fees
  • Pre-Departure Safety Briefing
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Meeting on the Friday night for a safety briefing and boat orientation in Haslar Marina, Gosport, UK.

Slipping lines early Saturday morning we head out into the Solent for some skills and drills before selling sail to France (weather depending).

We will spend the night alongside in France before sprinting back to Gosport on Sunday.

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Kit list

  • Waterproof or soft kit bag (no hard cases with wheels)
  • 1 complete set of dry clothes
  • Passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sun cream
  • Any medication you require
  • Seasickness pills, if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers as required
  • Safety knife (for racing, or offshore only)
  • Head torch
  • Sailing boots (optional), for day sailing or warmer expeditions, trainer will be fine

If you do not have any of the items on the kit list, please get in touch for advice.

Inclusions
  • Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether)
  • Wet Weather Gear / Foulies
  • Food & Drink Whilst On-Board
  • A bunk onboard
  • Berthing fees
  • Pre-Departure Safety Briefing

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