New Yacht Volvo 70 Kraken
We are happy to introduce a new yacht in the fleet where we have become an agent for, Volvo 70 Kraken.
Kraken is joining in all kind of different events in 2020. You can choose from 2 races still available in the Caribbean, 11 races in the UK, the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the ARC. There are 13 events that are perfect to gain your miles for your Yachtmaster. For example the Atlantic Crossing in January from Gibraltar to Antigua. Besides that, you can cross the Channel in June, July and August.
Kraken is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!
On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.
Mile Builder-Volvo 70 Experience
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, whether 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.
Join Kraken on one of the 12-mile builder trips scheduled in 2020.
Starting with the Atlantic Crossing on the 12th of January from Gibraltar -Las Palmas-Antigua
Already available from 5 days for 650 GBP
Like to experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the Solent with the comfort of your own bed at night?
The crew will take you out on the stunning waters of the Solent. You get to feel the power of this amazing boat and have the chance to get involved as much or as little as you like. You will have the opportunity to helm, help with the nav and grind up the sails like a pro crew. Or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer
Try a Taster Day for 200 GBP
Cross Channel Weekend
From Portsmouth in the UK to France and back Meeting on a 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. Dates for the summer of 2020
- 13 June – 14 June 2020
- 25 July – 26 July 2020
- 8 August – 9 August 2020
- 23 September – 13 September 2020
Weekends available for 375 GBP p.p.
Kraken, The Volvo 70 Ocean Race Yacht is a class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005–06 race and replaced the Volvo Ocean 60 Yachts, which were first raced in 1993. The Volvo Ocean 70 uses a Canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees. According to the VO70 rule, the yachts can be made from glass fibres, aramid fibres, or carbon fibres. Kraken is made of Carbon Fibre. The Volvo Open 70 race rules are similar to those of a Formula One race team, as there is not a specific yacht design but a set of rules which competing yachts need to adhere to.
It is now possible for you to join one of the two races in the Caribbean that are still available
The package includes:
- 2 x Watch leader
- On board training
- Your bunk
- Team shirt
- Marina and Berthing fees
- Food onboard while racing and training
- Wet weather gear
- Race entry fees
Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.
Atlantic Crossing 12 January 2020
We have an amazing January sail deal for you. You can cross the Atlantic on Kraken. What better way to stick to dry January and escape the “long month” by getting on a boat and heading to the sunshine? It will get warmer every day! Kraken leaves from Gibraltar and will not go alone, she will cross together with Volvo 60 Challenger, Challenger will be leaving two days earlier from Alicante. Join Kraken in Alcaidesa Marina, Gibraltar You can have access to the boat from the 10th of January. Kraken will slip lines 12th January for an approx 4/5 day sail to Las Palmas. After a night or two in Las Palmas, we will stock up on fresh fruit and head to Antigua. In Antigua, we were be berthing at the slipway in Nelsons Dockyard and you are more than welcome to stay on the boat for a couple of days. Join for 1750 GBP Alternatively, if you would like to experience this amazing offshore boat but do not want to commit to the ocean crossing you can join us from Gibraltar to Las Palmas for £650.