Another World Adventures

North Atlantic Islands – UK to Canary Islands

Duration: 22 days
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Join the crew for a diverse, hands-on sailing adventure where you will visit some of the best islands the North Atlantic has to offer.

The planned itinerary for this island-hopping adventure is flexible due to the changing weather windows synonymous with the North Atlantic. But this only makes the voyage more exciting, as your crew catches the trade winds from the UK southwards, as has been done for hundreds of years.

You will begin your journey in Southampton, where you will become acquainted with the boat and your crewmates for the next three weeks. Once you set sail, the boat will travel along the beautiful Cornish coast so you can get your bearings of life aboard before turning south for the longest passage to the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Madeira is a stunning, subtropical island where you will have the chance to explore—from gorgeous hikes to the famous street toboggans—or just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.

If the weather is calm enough, you will journey on to the wildlife refuge of Selvagem Grande, part of the Ilhas Selvagens archipelago. From here, the boat will sail to the warmer climate of the Canary Islands, where, time permitting, you will enjoy two nights on the island of Tenerife before sailing to the final port of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria.

This trip is the perfect combination of island adventure and hands-on sailing, where you will have the chance to enhance your skills while enjoying your downtime in port.

During your sailing adventure you’ll be on board as guest crew with up to nine other guest crew alongside two professional sailors on a 72ft (22m), 90,000lb displacement steel hulled sailing vessel built in the UK in 2000. She is one of 11 second-generation yachts originally built for the Global Challenge Race and is rated Category 0 All Oceans.

Onboard expect to learn a lot, brush up skills, explore and have fun with a group of like-minded individuals. We find around 90% joining these sailing adventures are solo – with a mix of male and female split. The skipper and first mate are an all women-team.  The vessel is used for lots of environmental research projects and food on board is vegetarian. Be it a coastal, offshore voyage or skill building sailing trip these sailing experiences are ideal for both new and experienced sailors joining solo or in groups. Previous sailing experience isn’t always needed as quality guidance from the skipper and mate is very much the philosophy of the adventure. .

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • A great mix of adventure sailing and exploring ashore
  • Perfect for new and experienced adventure sailors
  • Solo travellers welcome!
Start
Southampton, England
Finish
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Trip Duration
22 Days
Group Size
10
Activity
Expedition, Explorer, Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Tuesday

22 October 2024

To

Tuesday

12 November 2024

Itinerary

No two adventure sailing itineraries are the same! That’s what makes it exciting and so special. If you complete an enquiry we can share an indicative guide to the voyage break down from training days, shore days and life at sea, but the wind and the weather ultimately shape what's possible each day - whether the weather is glorious or cold and harsh - but that's what the adventure's all about!
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What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation on the boat
  • All meals (vegetarian), snacks, and drinks on board
  • Sailing Instruction
  • Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Not included

  • Transportation to Ocean Village Marina or from Marina Las Palmas
  •  Transportation from London Airport (LHR/LGW) or to Gran Canaria Airport (LPW)
  •  Additional nights spent ashore
  •  Personal expenses while in port

Trip notes

Price

USD $4,950

Min age

18

Accommodation

Accommodation for up to 10 guest passengers in comfortable sea berths. Two heads with showers, a large, well-stocked galley, and a comfortable salon with seating for the entire crew. The vessel is equipped with twin iridium satellite phones, HF radio, and all the modern navigation equipment to keep you safe and connected despite being well offshore. The boat is self-sufficient, with extensive sails, onboard fresh-water making, extended fuel reserves, and almost 1kw of wind/solar power. It is equipped for coastal and atoll exploration with two inflatable boats with outboards.

Meals

All meals on board the boat are delicious and vegetarian. Snacks and drinks provided.

Who is this trip for?

Anyone in good health with a reasonable fitness level, good balance and without mobility issues.

Age and Experience:

All ages and levels of experience are welcome provided you are physically able to take on the on board duties as guest crew. The boat has been used for many years as a sailing training vessel and the experienced crew are on-hand to help you develop or brush up on your skills.

Ardent Training is also offering a significant discount on the RYA Day Skipper Theory online course to anyone signed up for this trip. Enquire when booking for a discount code.

Fitness to Sail:

This North-Atlantic sailing journey is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit – you MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions, have good balance, and be in reasonably good health.

Additional notes

This voyage is in mixed temperatures that start cold. Pack suitable clothing and footwear for the whole trip.

Tour operator

A 72ft (22m), 90,000lb displacement steel-hulled sailing yacht built in 2000 that can accommodate 10 guest crew on her voyages. No previous sailing experience is needed, and both experienced and new sailors will enjoy her abilities as a boat built purposely for the demanding Global Challenge Race.

An experienced onboard and offshore team runs the vessel and supports her passage through remote waters with skill and precision. With two women at the helm as captain and first mate we love the boat's rugged capability as a circumnavigating vessel built to face the toughest sea conditions anywhere in the world. She has been specifically set up to operate with a volunteer crew with limited sailing experience and has high standards for sustainable passage making including keeping a vegetarian galley. This vessel provides her guest crew with comfortable living conditions and the chance to train in both modern and traditional sailing methods, whether for a short passage or a longer ocean crossing.

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