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Bay of Biscay Adventure UK - Las palmas

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Cowes Yacht haven

Ticket Quantity
Bay Of Biscay Adventure
£1,495.00
Payment plan available
Henri Lloyd Wet Weather Gear
£15.00
Payment plan available

Prices in GBP - UK Pound Sterling



UK - LAS PALMAS Difficulty rating Difficulty rating Difficulty rating Difficulty rating

Join us as we embark on our 1,550 nm mile voyage from Portsmouth across the infamous Bay of Biscay to Las Palma one of Spain’ Canary Islands off north-western Africa. Discover the highs and lows of navigating big open water passages as we head across the Bay of Biscay and Atlantic to our ultimate destination Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.

United Kingdom Flag  Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Birthplace of Charles Dickens and home to other literary greats such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling, the city of Portsmouth is ideally located on the south coast. Steeped in naval and maritime history, Portsmouth has great nightlife, miles of waterfront packed with great places to eat and drink, a unique shopping experience, museums, art galleries and the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays.

Canary Islands Flag  Las Palmas

Las Palmas

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canarias and lies on the north-eastern side of the Island. Set in the middle of two bays and the beaches of Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. Steeped in history and rich in culture the oldest part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990.

The Bay Of Biscay

Bay of Biscay

Renowned for its stormy waters The Bay of Biscay stretches around the western coast of France and along the northern coast of Spain.

The combination of its unique geography and topography with its shallow continental shelf, meeting prevailing westerly winds sweeping in from the Atlantic create some extremely challenging sailing conditions.


Intinary
  • Day 1 – Arrive on board 18:00. Welcome reception, introductions and itinerary discussion. Dinner served at 20:00
  • Days 2 - 4 – Breakfast followed by safety briefing and then it’s time to depart for the sail down the English Channel passing the Channel Islands to Roscoff in France (241nm)
  • Day 5 – Leisure day
  • Days 6 - 10 – Depart Roscoff for the open sea sail across the Bay of Biscay to Port of A Coruna in Spain (382nm). Setting the watch we take it in turns to navigate and on watch
  • Day 11 – Catch our breath with a lazy day, and time to re-supply
  • Day 12 - 14 – Depart A Coruna and head along the Portuguese coastline to Lisbon (389nm)
  • Day 15 - 21 – Depart Lisbon and head out into the Atlantic to our Las Palmas. We will set the watch and take turns on watch and navigating

We take your safety and that of the vessel extremely seriously and as such we reserve the right to alter or amend itineraries in the case of bad weather, tide or Foreign Office/Maritime Agencies advice.


We take safety seriously. Our moto is safety first, depending on conditions and weather we reserve the right to modify the route.


EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS 
  • ImageExperience “big open water crossing”
  • ImageSail the Bay of Biscay
  • ImageSail the English Channel and Atlantic
  • ImageLearn about preparing a yacht for open water sailing
  • ImageLearn about weather & navigation
  • ImageHelming a large yacht in open water
  • ImageMeet new like-minded people
  • ImageSail on a 70ft ocean going yacht
  • ImageWatch keeping
  • ImageSpend time exploring Roscoff, A Coruna and Lisbon


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When

Starts: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: October 3rd 2018

Where

Cowes Yacht haven
Vectis Yard
High St,

Cowes
PO31 7BD
United Kingdom
 

Contact details

This event is organized by Venture Sailing Ltd .

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Telephone 07894429453
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CONNECTING TRAVEL AND FLIGHTS

Arrival

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Southampton International Airport

Direct trains to Southampton

RedJet Ferry 

Arrival

Rubicon Marina

Lanzarotte

Flights to London daily 


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