Marconi Transatlantic St.Johns, Newfoundland to Falmouth, England
July 6-18, 2019
In 1901 at Signal Hill, St.John’s, Guglielmo Marconi received the first wireless transmission ever made across the Atlantic. It came 1901Nm from the Marconi Transmitter Station at Poldhu, just outside the port of Falmouth in the UK.
Marconi, huddled over his equipment in Cabot Tower, struggled for hours but finally through the background static he managed to pick out the faint clicks of the Morse letter ‘S’ being sent from all the way from England. In that moment he ushered in a new era of wireless global communication and connectivity- effectively creating the very foundations of the data dependent world we live in. This race celebrates his outstanding achievement.
The Marconi Transatlantic Race follows the path of that landmark transmission but this time we sprint East back to England from North America; back down the shortest possible route across the Atlantic, 1901Nm through winter weather, in 60ft yachts, racing side-by side. The crazy thing is you could be at the helm of one of them as on board Spartan Ocean R/T boats all the crew, do all the jobs, all the time. Good or bad. With 25+ knots boat speeds possible as these 60ft missiles leap clear of the cold Atlantic swells it’s sure to be the drive of your life.
The event leaves from a start line under Signal Hill in St.John’s, Newfoundland and finishes 8-10 days later South of the Poldhu transmitter under the famous Lizard Lighthouse; 1901Nm away in England.
Package Marconi Transatlantic Voyage
The price is just $2750 USD. That includes 2 days training, food & accommodation on the boat and a crew shirt. You just get yourself there and home.
- Food while on the boat
- Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
- 2 days of safety training prior to the event
- Crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
- Your dockage fees
- Damage waiver
The Marconi is a full Atlantic crossing of 1900Nm but with the extra leg available ($1500) from Lunenburg, NS- St.John’s, NL (600Nm) the voyage can be extended to 2500Nm making it perfect for RYA Yachtmaster qualification.
12 days including two training days
If time is an issue- fear not. The Marconi Transat may still be right for you. Including the training we provide & the travel you arrange to and from the event, this full Transatlantic event can still be completed in just 12 days
What to expect onboard Volvo 60 Challenger?
Coming on board an ocean-going sailing vessel for a regatta or ocean-crossing may lie outside your normal day-to-day experience but Spartan Ocean Racing has a team of professionals for who this kind of thing is just another day in the office. Your skipper and mate are going to be there for your entire experience with us and will help you through every aspect of the adventure. From learning about all the safety equipment present onboard right through to what to wear and what to pack- we can help you navigate the whole process. Click here for more information.
Combination package with Newfoundland Screech
If you combine this event with the Newfoundland Screech you will receive a 10% discount- see the booking page for details.
Voyages onboard Challenger
Regatta’s Volvo 60 Challenger
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