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European Mile Builder – Sao Jorge 2024

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Approx 7 Days per leg
Availability : 20th September - 12th November 2024
A Coruña, Spain
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Min Age : 18
Max People : 12
Tour Details

We offer a number of different offshore Mile Building trips for those who want to take their sailing to the next level or build miles towards qualifications. Mile builders are the best way to develop your skills in the most cost-effective way. Our European Mile Builders take you away from the coast of the UK and offer blue water sailing experiences. Those who join our trips tell us they leave feeling more confident to skipper longer more adventurous passages.

We have a number of different legs to cater to a range of availabilities, our goal is to ensure everyone on board has an enjoyable time and leaves being a little more skilled.

We ensure there is always a professional instructor onboard to answer questions and give guidance.

*** Please be aware that the dates listed are subject to change. Our schedule is subject to change if bad weather forces us to delay departures, pull in to wait out a storm, we have to make any last-minute changes due to any unforeseen circumstances.  

Journey

Leg 1 – A Coruña, Spain to Gibraltar (600 NM)

Leg 2 – Gibraltar to Malta (983 NM)

Leg 3 – Malta to Gibraltar (983 NM)

Leg 4 – Gibraltar to Las Palmas (730 NM)

Price Includes

  • Yacht Charter
  • Accommodation on board (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea (self service)
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal locating beacon

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Meals offboard
  • Transfers airport-marina-airport
  • Shore based accommodation
  • Wet gear
  • Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail)

Complementaries

  • T-Shirt with your national flag
What to Expect
  • Professional InstructionOur Skippers are experienced instructors that make every crew member feel welcome and tailor their delivery to the experience and style of the crew.
  • High safety standardsMaintaining and equipping a yacht to a high standard is not an easy task. No expense is spared in ensuring the best equipment is selected and repairs are undertaken quickly and proficiently.
  • No PassengersAlthough we are happy to provide sight seeing adventures, this experience is a hands on sailing excursion so you can expect to be actively involved in every aspect of sailing the boat, there isn't any rail meat on our boats.
  • Please NoteBe aware that due changing weather conditions, schedules are subject to last minute changes.
Itinerary

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

*** Please be aware that the dates listed are subject to change. Our schedule is subject to change if bad weather forces us to delay departures, pull in to wait out a storm, we have to make any last-minute changes due to any unforeseen circumstances.  

Bay of Biscay Crossing

Please consider joining our Bay of Biscay Crossing if you’d like to join the boat in the UK and continue on to the legs below. 

Leg 1 - 20th-26th Sept 2024Spain to Gibraltar

The first leg leaves A Coruña and takes the boat along the Portuguese coast to Gibraltar

Leg 2 - 27th Sept-8th Oct 2024Gibraltar to Malta

One of our longer sails, this is an excellent way to gain miles in a short period of time

Leg 3 - 27th Oct-5th Nov 2024 Malta to Gibraltar

This is a challenging leg that takes you along the North African Coast, you’ll most likely experience all kinds of sailing conditions from being becalmed to strong winds and big seas. 

Although it is not a planned stop, due to weather conditions the crew needed to stop in Algeria last year. Without anyone having a visa, the crew were not allowed to leave a small area of the marina. They made the most out of the situation, ordering pizza and playing touch rugby! This year, we will have either the skipper or an apprentice on board with a visa so they can make any supply runs necessary. It is not necessary for crew members to get this visa, but worth looking into. 

Leg 4 -6th-12th Nov 2024Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Our most popular leg, this normally downwind sail gives you champagne sailing conditions and a perfect way to get to the ARC start line.

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