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Experience Weekend Volvo 70 Cross Channel Cruising Training

Portsmouth, UK
  • Event date: 03/07/2020
  • Event end: 13/09/2020
  • When: APR-JUN
  • Duration: > 3 weeks

Kraken/Telefonica Black competed in the Volvo Round the World race and this is a great opportunity to get a taster of her speed and power.

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! 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 and the most exhilarating ride. We do it just as the elite ocean racers do so you truly get a genuine experience.

Cross Channel Experience Weekend Volvo 70

Learn how to navigate one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. 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 or as little as you like. You can sail with the pro crew, with some world-class coaching or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

Leaving Gunwharf Quays at 0900 on the Saturday morning we will head over and spend the night berthed in France. We aim to be back at Gunwharf 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.

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 Gunwharf 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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Program

Meeting on the Friday night for a safety briefing and boat orientation.

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 Gunwharf 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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