Bay of Biscay Passage Making Masterclass

Duration: 14 days
From: £1,759.00

Two weeks of sailing, training and adventure that will take your seamanship and skippering skills to a new level.

Getting the next level of training after doing your RYA or ASA qualifications can be hard. This Bay of Biscay passage making Masterclass is designed for everyone who has done their basic qualifications (from Day Skipper up) and now wishes to make a really big jump in their skill and experience levels.

As the team sails between the UK, France and Spain, you will face constant challenges, be asked to make decisions and then act on them, all the time under the watchful guidance and explanation of top skippers. Add in a crossing of the legendary Bay of Biscay and get ready for an incredible adventure.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Mix intensive sail training with a fun adventure
  • Sail a world-class boat with instruction from expert Skippers
  • Cross the legendary Bay of Biscay
Start
Coruna, Spain
Finish
Portsmouth, UK
Trip Duration
14 Days
Group Size
9
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Saturday

19 October 2019

Friday

1 November 2019

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary. What makes a Passage Making Masterclass™ so special however is that there can be no fixed itinerary and no part of this is guaranteed. The wind and the weather ultimately shape what's possible each day but everything is very flexible within that. This is a typical itinerary for the course heading from Portsmouth to NW Spain. If you are on the route heading from Spain to the UK, you will of course need to reverse it!

Sailing holiday Bay of Biscay 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.

Flights, your travel insurance, on shore meals and any alcohol you may wish to drink!

Trip notes

£1599

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!

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

The Bay of Biscay Passage Making Masterclass™ is open to everyone aged 18 years and over who has the RYA Day Skipper qualification or above. (International  equivalents are accepted).If you are aged 70 or over, or have any concerns about your health, we ask that you get a doctor’s note before booking. This is just to make as certain as possible that you will be okay out on the water.

Who joins the crew?

We get a mix of people from all around the world. Most crew have a few weeks of prior sailing under their belt but are by no means expert sailors. They join us to learn, to have fun and for some incredible sailing. There is usually a 50:50 mix of men and women and the average age is 47, but we get people joining us from 18 years through to 75 years!

Can I join solo?

90% + of the crew join solo, so absolutely!

Is this a sailing holiday?

Absolutely. First and foremost, we are here to ensure everyone has an amazing time. Sailing is bout having fun, experiencing nature at its most majestic and gently pushing yourself to try and learn new things. Rubicon 3 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.

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.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

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— Martin

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— Tina

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

— Matt

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