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Biscay Crossing | V70 | 10 day Mile Builder

Trip Details

Creator Telefonica BlackView
Type Milebuilding
Start date 18th Sep 2019
Finish date 28th Sep 2019
Destination - A Portsmouth, UK
Destination - B Gibraltar

Biscay Crossing | V70 | 10 day Mile Builder

Portsmouth to Gibraltar

At least 1200 miles

10 days


18th September – 28th September

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 while honing your skills and building your miles. This is a true bucket list tick opportunity as you will get to sail over the Bay of Biscay.

Kraken can easily do over 200 miles a day however we have added a few extra days in case we need to wait for a weather window to cross Biscay.

If we find ourselves ahead of time we can explore more of NW Spain, Portugal or even a bit of Morocco. We can guarantee you 1200 miles, but it could be more!

These trips are for everyone, wither you are a novice or experienced sailor.

Over the 10 days you will have the opportunity to helm, trim, practice evolutions, passage plan and weather route.

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

The trip includes wet weather gear, safety equipment, all berthing and fuel costs and your food onboard.

Class Volvo Ocean

Crew Wanted


1 of 1 berths available



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Trip Boat

Name Kraken
Total Berths 12
Home Port Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Model Volvo Open 70
Coded Yes
Area Category 2