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Volvo 70 Experience Weekend - Cross Channel

Trip Details

Creator Telefonica BlackView
Type Milebuilding
Start date 13th Sep 2019
Finish date 15th Sep 2019
Destination - A Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Destination - B Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Experience the thrill of sailing on a high-performance Volvo Open 70 in the English channel.

Kraken formally know as Telefonica Black competed in the Volvo Round the World race and this is a great opportunity to get a taster of her speed and power.

Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to helm, trim and grind your way over the channel! You have the chance to get involved as much as you like, or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.

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

Meeting on the 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.

All wet weather gear, safety equipment, food onboard and berthing fees are included.

Class Volvo Ocean

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3 of 3 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