Cross Channel Weekend
Kraken formally known 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.
Details Volvo Experience Weekend
Experience the speed and power of a full-on ocean racing yacht heading over the channel.
Learn how to navigate one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. 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 or as little as you like. You can sail with the pro crew, with some world-class coaching or you can sit back, enjoy the sail and take in the stunning scenery that the south coast has to offer.
Leaving Gunwharf Quays at 0900 on the Saturday morning we will head over and spend the night berthed in France. We aim to be back at Gunwharf by 1800 on the Sunday… weather dependant.
If you would like to book as a group, please get in touch and we can tailor make a program for you to suit your exact needs.
- 13 June – 14 June 2020 • Portsmouth, UK
- 25 July – 26 July 2020, Portsmouth UK
- 8 August – 9 August 2020, UK Portsmouth
- 23 September – 13 September 2020, UK Portsmouth
Join Volvo 70 Kraken
Kraken is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!
On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.
- Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether)
- Wet Weather Gear / Foulies
- Food & Drink Whilst On-Board
- Pre-Departure Safety Briefing
- Man Overboard Training
Price & Book
This weekend sailing event is priced at £375 (Per Person). If you are interested in taking part, or simply want more information, please get in touch and we will respond as soon as we can.
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