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Volvo 60 Challenger

Volvo 60 Challenger

The skipper of Challenger gives you the opportunity to sail on a 60ft, 25kt+ capable, pro race boat in some of the world’s most prestigious regattas or on one of a number of ‘bucket list’ ocean crossing voyages.
You become an active member of our crew- not a passenger. You will assist with helming, sail trimming and all the normal duties of a crew member whilst having the opportunity to learn about weather routing, navigation, race tactics & short-handed sailing techniques from a highly experienced skipper and mate.
We provide the boat, a highly skilled professional crew, full safety training and total support throughout the voyage. So you have a great time whilst making either a HR objective or personal dream a reality.
Your skipper and mate are going to be there for your entire experience with us and will help you through every aspect of the adventure. From learning about all the safety equipment present onboard right through to what to wear and what to pack- we can help you navigate the whole process. Find out more

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Thank you for looking to book with us through these difficult times. As you will understand we cannot confirm any of our trips at the moment. Your safety is our number one priority and as much as we want to get on the water ASAP we need to wait until we are given the green light. The trips you are looking to book, at the moment look like they are going ahead however until they are 100% confirmed there is no need to pay the balance. Our process is as follows: Register interest in the event by adding the event to the chart and pay the deposit amount if that is provided. When the event is confirmed the people that have registered interest (and paid a deposit) will be notified on a first come first serve base and have the 1st refusal for a place on the crew. After the confirmation, we sort out the payment of the balance. If not all the initial people take up the crew place, we will then move to the waiting list.
SKU: V-60-C Category:

Product Description

Volvo 60 Challenger is a modified Whitbread 60 Round the World Race boat (later known as Volvo 60’s). She was initially intended to compete in the 1997 edition of the race. When funding issues put paid to America’s Challenge campaign in Cape Town the boat returned to California. She went into long-term storage. Only occasionally venturing out onto the race course for the Newport – Ensenada Race and a couple of Transpac’s. During this time, however, a lot of interesting modifications were made to adapt the already sleek Alan Andrews design towards short handed racing. The result is a blistering fast W60 with all the manners of an Open 60.

Her unique history has rendered Challenger the lowest mileage Volvo 60 in the world with possibly the most up to date technical set up of any vessel in her class. She is in excellent condition inside and out and able to easily show her best even to an inexperienced crew who can quickly and easily get the hang of roller furling headsails, split backstay system, and asymmetric bowsprit run spinnakers.

If you want to sample the best this class of boats had to offer this is the boat that can allow anyone the chance to emulate the best speeds a Volvo crew could hope to see.

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ARC, Rolex Middle Sea Race, Ruta de la sal, Calpe Formentera, Copa del Rey, Mare Nostrum, Rolex Giraglia, Barcelona Race, Les Voiles de St Tropez, Palmavela, Palermo – Monte Carlo, Trofeo S.M. La Reina, 151 Miglia, Huelva – La Gomera


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