Another World Adventures

Sailing Mile Builder Holiday – Britain’s West Coast

Duration: 11 days
From:
£1,499.00
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If you'd love to sail on a glorious 60' expedition yacht and build lots of miles, then this is perfect for you.

You’ll get to enjoy some amazing late season sailing, learn from a superb skipper and mate and get to sail the classic route down the west coast of the UK, around the western tip of Cornwall, then head east for home along the south coast of England.

Two or three stops, overnight passages and a total focus on sailing: great stuff!

Starting in the beautiful Isles of western Scotland, you’ll take a passage to Dublin, which will be the first stop. Followed by a stop in the magical sub tropical paradise….The Isles of Scilly. Sailing down toward France it’s likely there will be a stop in Cherbourg for some Moules Frites and un pression!

Heading back home past the spectacular needles of the IOW and ending in the natural harbour of Portsmouth.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • 600nm + of big yacht sailing
  • Perfect for sailors wanting to get the next level of experience
  • Learn new skills and polish up existing ones
  • Huge experience and mile builder with superb skipper and mate
Start
Oban, UK
Finish
Portsmouth, UK
Trip Duration
11 Days
Group Size
9
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Monday

6 September 2021

To

Friday

17 September 2021

From

Thursday

30 September 2021

To

Saturday

2 October 2021

Itinerary

This is an opportunity to build sailing miles, gain lots of experience and have some great late season sailing as we blast down the Irish Sea to Portsmouth. As such this is not a normal trip with lots of stopping and exploring en route, but it is a fantastic way to do some great sailing at a great price. We would expect 2-3 stops along the way.

scotland-to-solent-route-map

What's included

• 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

Full price: £1,499 Deposit: £600 This is 40% of the trip price and is non-refundable. On making payment, your berth is guaranteed.

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.

FAQs

Do I need experience?

No sailing experience required, full training given on board.

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 crew is limited 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.

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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