Fastnet - Volvo 70

Trip details

Creator Yacht KrakenView
Type Racing
Start date 20th Jul 2019
Finish date 11th Aug 2019
Origin Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Destination Plymouth, UK

You are one step closer to competing in one of the world's most iconic races, on an iconic yacht, the Volvo Open 70 (2nd Gen) "Kraken" (formerly Telefonica Black)

No matter if you are a beginner or a hardy ocean racer there is always a place on board for you. It’s the true Volvo Round the World Race experience, with a stripped out race yacht, hot bunking like the pros and freeze dried food!

The boat is skippered by Lance Shepherd (YM Ocean), the 1st and 2nd Mates will hold their YM offshore with the 2 other crew will be at least a costal skipper. The crew are here to teach, train and race the boat and you have the opportunity to get as involved as you like, from helming to tactics and navigation.

There are 6 Volvo 70s, 2 Volvo 65s and 5 Volvo 60s all entered into the Fastnet, including Wizard who just won the Caribbean 600, its not often you get a chance to race against pro crews like these and we are proud we will be bringing an amateur crew to the party!

The Fastnet package costs £4800 and includes the following

2 x training weekends aboard the Volvo 70 Yacht Kraken

27 April - 28 April

20 July - 21 July

Your choice of 2 of the qualifying races

Your sea survival course and ISAF

Musto snug jacket and polo

Class IRC

Crew Wanted


3 of 4 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