European Mile Builder 2023

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  • A not for profit organisation
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Approx 7 Days per leg
Availability : 28th August - 13th November 2023
Hamble, UK
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Min Age : 18

***Your booking is protected by our COVID Policy  

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 bear in mind that 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 the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic or for any unforeseen circumstances.  


Leg 1- Hamble, UK to La Rochelle, France (422 NM)

Leg 2- La Rochelle, France to A Coruna, Spain (448 NM)

Leg 3- A Coruna, Spain to Gibraltar (600 NM)

Leg 4- Gibraltar to St Tropez (718 NM)

Leg 5- St Tropez to Malta (581 NM)

Leg 6- Malta to Gibraltar (983 NM) 

Leg 7- Gibraltar to Las Palmas (730 NM) *Please submit an Enquiry Form prior to booking*

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)


  • T-Shirt with your national flag
  • Sail Racing Academy T-Shirt
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 to the ongoing pandemic, schedules are subject to last minute changes.

Leg 1 - 28th Aug-3rd Sept 2023UK to France

The first leg of the Mile Builders is from Hamble, on the South Coast of England to La Rochelle on the west coast of France. A journey of approximately 450 nm.

Leg 2 - 4th-10th Sept 2023France to Spain

The second leg leaves La Rochelle and takes the boat along the Bay of Biscay to A Coruna on Spain’s North west coast. This is a journey of approximately 450 nm.

Leg 3 - 11th-17th Sept 2023Spain to Gibraltar

The third leg goes from A Coruna in Spain down the western coast of Portugal to Gibraltar. A trip of 600nm.

Leg 4 - 18th-24th Sept 2023Gibraltar to St Tropez

A journey of over 700 nm from Gibraltar to St Tropez. This is the last leg before the start of the Les Voiles De St Tropez regatta, join us for the race or step off the boat and enjoy your local surroundings if you’ve been onboard since the beginning this is a great opportunity to rest, recuperate and explore with you crewmates.

Leg 5 - 9th-15th Oct 2023St Tropez to Malta

This leg takes in a significant amount of the coast of Corsica before passing south of Sicily, if normal weather systems prevail you can expect sunshine and some great downwind sailing. 

Leg 6 - 28th Oct-5th Nov 2023Malta to Gibraltor

This is our longest leg and one of the more challenging, The voyage is 983NM and offers a great opportunity to experience the length of an ocean passage with the safety of being near land.

Leg 7 - 7th-13th Nov 2023Gibraltar to Las Palmas

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This is the last leg of our Mile Builder and places you in Las Palmas for the start of ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), a great opportunity to join our boat transatlantic or dock walk and find a ride across the pond.


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