World ARC Leg 7 Mauritius, Reunion and South Africa

Duration: 17 days
From: £4,950.00

Join a 60′ expedition yacht on a leg of an epic circumnavigation, taking in the world’s most beautiful places along the way. 

Take part in leg 7 of the World ARC and be part of a truly huge adventure at sea as you sail Mauritius, Reunion and South Africa.

The full circumnavigation is divided into legs, and this trip is leg 7. The islands of Mauritius and Reunion must be amongst the most beloved in the world. Mountains, reefs, forests, turquoise blue seas, remote beaches and unbelievable wildlife. Add in some superb offshore sailing and making landfall on the South African coast. Maybe add in a big five safari before we sail south around the world famous Horn of Africa into the capital, Cape Town.

  • Mountains, reefs, forests, turquoise blue seas, remote beaches and unbelievable wildlife.
  • Superb offshore sailing
  • Make landfall on the South African coast
  • Sail south around the world famous Horn of Africa into the capital, Cape Town.

Take part in some of the finest sailing you will ever experience and exploring parts of the world that remain mythical to most sailors.

All this and more in the true adventure of a lifetime.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends
  • Join one or multiple legs on this epic sailing adventure
  • Expert skippers provide expert sailing tuition
Start
Mauritius
Finish
Cape Town, South Africa
Trip Duration
17 Days
Group Size
9
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Sailing, Yacht Racing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Monday

26 October 2020

Sunday

29 November 2020

Itinerary

The islands of Mauritius and Reunion must be amongst the most beloved in the world. Mountains, reefs, forests, turquoise blue seas, remote beaches and unbelievable wildlife. Add in some superb offshore sailing and making landfall on the South African coast. Maybe add in a big five safari before we sail south around the world famous Horn of Africa into the capital, Cape Town.

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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: £4,950 Deposit: £495

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.

These adventure sailing holidays are open to everyone aged 18 years and over. 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.

NO PREVIOUS SAILING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

Take part in the World ARC and be part of a truly huge adventure at sea. Every two years, this 60′ expedition yachts sets off on an epic 15-month circumnavigation, taking in the world’s most beautiful places along the way. The full circumnavigation is divided into legs, so if you can’t come the whole way with us you can certainly come for part of it. In doing so, you will be taking part in some of the finest sailing you will ever experience and exploring parts of the world that remain mythical to most sailors.

Sail the Pacific Ocean, visit the Galapagos, explore French Polynesia, the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. Head across the Indian Ocean to Lombok, Christmas Island, the Cocos Keeling and South Africa. Finally, take on the mighty South Atlantic, visiting St Helena, before arriving in Brazil for the Carnival. All this and more in the true adventure of a lifetime. You can book individual legs or the full Round the World for the 2020 – 2021 edition and the 2022 – 2023 editions. All the legs run consecutively so that you can stay on for as many legs as you wish. Exact dates for 2022-23 are provisional but will not change much.

LEG 7: MAURITIUS, REUNION AND SOUTH AFRICA

October 26 to November 29 2020
Starts: Mauritius
Ends: Cape Town, South Africa
Price: £4,950
Deposit: £495

The islands of Mauritius and Reunion must be amongst the most beloved in the world. Mountains, reefs, forests, turquoise blue seas, remote beaches and unbelievable wildlife. Add in some superb offshore sailing and making landfall on the South African coast. Maybe add in a big five safari before we sail south around the world famous Horn of Africa into the capital, Cape Town.

Do I need sailing experience?

No. All of our trips are designed to be accessible by anyone, whatever their previous sailing background. We will train you in all the key skills you need, allowing you to be an active member of the crew from day 1.

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, we 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.

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 • [email protected]

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