Another World Adventures

Adventure Sailing West Coast of Scotland to the Faroes

Duration: 11 days
From:
£2,199.00
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Explore some of the North Atlantic’s most mysterious and enchanting islands as you sail from Scotland to the Faroe Islands.

Adventure sailing along the West Coast of Scotland to the Faroe Islands will be packed with wind-swept beaches, towering cliffs and remote island communities which are the hallmarks of this stunning route.

There’s time to pull on your hiking boots and explore ashore, as well as a fantastic 48h offshore passage to the Faroes, so this is a great trip for those wanting to develop offshore sailing skills and also have a true adventure holiday.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • An exciting offshore adventure with loads of training and skills building
  • Great chances to explore ashore
  • Perfect for solo travellers
Start
Oban, Scotland
Finish
Torshavan, Faroes
Trip Duration
11 Days
Group Size
9
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Explorer, Hiking & Trekking, Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Monday

3 May 2021

To

Friday

14 May 2021

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for a adventure sailing holidays from Scotland to Faroes. What makes expedition sailing so special, however, is that there can be no fixed itinerary and so no part of this is guaranteed. It is indicative of a typical sailing expedition to this region. Request full details!

Scotland-to-Faroes-route-map

What's included

Top quality foul weather clothing to keep you dry in any conditions.

Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.

Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.

All on-board food and snacks.

Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.

RYA sailing qualifications where applicable.

Your travel to and from the start and end points.

Travel insurance (see our travel insurance page here)

Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route

Any meals you eat ashore

Trip notes

Price

Deposit £880 Full Price £2,199

Min age

18

Accommodation

The yacht itself is an expedition yacht that was previously a round the world race boat. The accommodation on the yacht is comfortable, warm and spacious. Each bunk is 6′ 7″ long and has its own USB charger and light. Sleeping is in one 8 berth cabin. There are two toilets, a shower, hot water and lots of food!

Meals

We eat very well on board and we will take as much fresh fruit and veg as we can. Ocean sailing is an exercise in using food creatively but you can expert lovely warm meals, as much as you can eat, freshly baked bread and more. We can cater for most diets and have loads of veggies on board. If you have any severe allergies you must check with us before booking.

Who is this trip for?

AGE & EXPERIENCE
These adventure sailing holidays are open to anyone aged 18 – 70 years. No previous sailing experience is required for this route.

FITNESS TO SAIL
We believe that as many people as possible should be able to head out to sea and have a great adventure. However, it is essential for everyone’s safety that you are in a fit enough state to be on board.

Ability to complete the five exercises is a pre-requisite for joining as a crew member.

Be able to lift 2 full bags of shopping five times, ten jumps with raised arms, stand on each leg for a minimum of five seconds, ten squats, ten step ups.

The exercises are not designed to be physically taxing and almost everyone should be able to complete them. Rather they are in place to check that you have the stability and basic physical condition to be on-board. If when you join the vessel the skipper believes you are not capable of completing these exercises, you will probably not be allowed to embark.

If you have any doubts at all about your ability to complete these exercises safely, you must contact your doctor before attempting them.

MEDICAL DECLARATION

Four weeks before your trip start date, you will be sent final joining instructions by the operator. At this time you will be asked to complete the operator’s medical declaration.

At the time of booking, it is your responsibility to be sure that you will be able to pass all the criteria at the start date of your trip. If you cannot pass the criteria you will probably be refused permission to board.

Additional notes

Make an enquiry for full details, terms and conditions from the operator.

Deposit
This is 40% of the trip price and is non-refundable. On making payment, your berth is guaranteed.

Paying the balance
The balance of the invoice can be paid at any time directly to the operator. It must be received by by the operator 90 days before the trip start date or your place will automatically be cancelled. The operator will remind you of the date nearer the time.

Cancellations and moving trips
These expedition sailing yachts only have between 7 and 10 berths on them. When you book, you are committing to take one of these places. Due to these very limited numbers, the operator will often have turned away someone else who would have liked the berth. Unlike many other holidays, please understand this gives the operator little if any flexibility to make changes or to move trips. They will always endeavour to assist you (& the earlier you tell them the better), but unless they can find someone else to take your place, they usually cannot move your booking.

FAQs

Do I need sailing experience?

No! All training is provided.

Do people come alone?

Almost everyone comes alone. Couples and groups are very welcome and we do get them. On the whole, however, most crew join solo and so if you are coming alone, you will be one of the crowd!

How many people are on board?

Except in exceptional circumstances, the boat limit the crew size to 9 plus two instructors. This means that there are enough people to sale the boat safely, but you will still have lots of time helming, navigating, trimming sails and such like.

Is this a sailing holiday?

Absolutely. First and foremost, we are here to ensure everyone has an amazing time. Sailing is about having fun, experiencing nature at its most majestic and gently pushing yourself to try and learn new things. These voyages are a unique mix of sailing and training, and you will get far more involvement and training than on any other sailing holiday you may try!

Who else joins?

We have a remarkably similar group of people who join all our trips. They come from all around the world, are an even mix of men and women and with an average age of 35-65. As we said above, most come alone and experience varies from none at all to Yachtmaster. Most of the crew would describe themselves as having a rusty Day Skipper.

What insurance do I need?

All crew must have adequate travel insurance in place for your sailing holiday.

Please make an enquiry for this trip in order to get full details on insurance.

TRIP CATEGORY: COASTAL SAILING

CO-VID 19 If I get Covid-19 prior to joining, will I be able to join the yacht?

As details regarding Covid-19 are changing so rapidly you should request full details for the trip which will include the operator’s policy on Covid-19.

Tour operator

We love this sailing company’s ethos – to help people do three things: sail, train and explore. They are passionate about enabling people to experience life out on the open ocean, building sailing skills and exploring some beautiful countries. After years of training people to become professional sailors, and having covered thousands of miles between them, the company Founders realised that so many people had dreamt of setting off across an ocean, but hadn’t the skills, the boat or crew to make those dreams come true.

The company now runs expeditions on a specialised 60’ yacht to some of the most exciting places out there – often largely inaccessible from land. With no previous sailing experience required, the two instructors will guide you every step of the way as you develop your sailing skills, maybe even earning an RYA qualification during the week. Exploring on land as they go is just as important and the bikes and a kayak mean you can head off and enjoy everything there is to see along the route.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

Very helpful and provided lots of research material and excellent personal perspectives on the tall ship sailing trip I was interested in taking.

— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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