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Milebuilder Sailing from Scotland to England

Milebuilder Sailing from Scotland to England

TRIP TYPE:
Offshore & ocean sailing
TRIP DATES:

September 14 – 20 2020 (£600)

Clear

YACHT

Bluejay

(Please note: we do not guarantee which yacht the trip is run on).

INSTRUCTION INTENSITY

Lessons everyday but plenty of time to relax and enjoy.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR SAILING HOLIDAY

  • 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

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Your flights to and from the start and end points (see the Essential Info tab for full details)
  • Any alcohol - but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

WHY NOT JOIN TWO TRIPS BACK TO BACK?

Combine two trips back to back and make it the adventure of a lifetime. 5% off the second route. Cheap accommodation available on board between trips.

"AN INCREDIBLE TIME - WHAT A JOURNEY!"

I didn't know what to expect before joining up, but I would say that's the best holiday I've had in my life. The Lofotens were everything you promised and the crew so caring.

Sofia, Berlin

 
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Please note: This is an opportunity to build miles, gain lots of experience and have some great late season sailing as we blast down the Irish Sea and get back home to Portsmouth as fast as we can in time for autumn refit. As such this is not a normal Rubicon 3 trip with lots of stopping and exploring en route, but it is a fantastic way to do some great sailing at a great price.

Day 1: Joining day

Join the boat by 1200 on the start day. The previous trip will have just finished and we will be jumping straight on board with fresh provisions to start familiarisation, safety briefings and route prep. As soon as the weather is right, we need to be ready to go.

Days 2-7: Passage to Portsmouth, UK

There are no scheduled stops on this mile builder, so you can expect to spend the next three to four days at sea. You will be in a watch system and there will be a great atmosphere on board with tunes playing, lots of food and the skipper and mate will be teaching you non-stop. It can be light and flat or windy and bumpy, so expect the unexpected and before you know it you will be passing the famous Needles at the entrance to the Solent and enjoying the last few sheltered miles to Portsmouth and a well deserved beer!

JOINING & LEAVING THE BOAT

You join the boat in Oban, Scotland by 1200 hrs on the start day. You will disembark the boat in Portsmouth by 1200 on the last day, although the trip ends when we get to Portsmouth so this may be earlier (unlikely!)

GETTING TO AND FROM THE START AND END POINTS

The closest airport to Oban is Glasgow (IATA code: GLA). From there you need to get the connection to Glasgow rail station and then it is around a four hour train journey to Oban (a very beautiful one). You will disembark in Portsmouth, which has good rail connections to Southampton airport (IATA code SLA) or London Gatwick (IATA code: LGW) from Portsmouth Harbour station.

AGE & EXPERIENCE

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

CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

We provide the foul weather clothing, life-jackets and all other technical equipment you will need. We really urge you not to spend any extra money unless you are sure you want to! You need to bring a sleeping bag and some waterproof boots.

See more information and the full kit list here

MEDICAL DECLARATION

We are committed to helping as many people as possible have an amazing sailing holiday and experience the magic of the sea. Our skippers and mates have medical training and the boats have some medical supplies and equipment on board. However, the reality is that once on board access to professional medical assistance is going to be slower than if you were on land. If we are offshore it may be some days. For this reason we ask you to check through the medical disclosure form below before you book. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you should get in touch with us before you book. It will probably still be fine but it’s good to make sure. You will be asked to submit the form electronically 14 days before the start date, ensuring that we have the most up to date information.

See the Medical Declaration here

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • It is essential that you have adequate travel insurance in place for your sailing holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you arrange insurance that covers you for any medical mishaps in the build up to your holiday so that should you have to cancel, you can reclaim your fees.
  • Please note we cannot refund your money or cancel your invoice due to medical issues.
  • For our latest guidance on travel insurance, please read here.

TRIP CATEGORY: OFFSHORE SAILING

  • These expeditions have small numbers of people on board. When you book, you are committing to being a part of the crew.
  • These are genuine adventure sailing holidays and you will be helping sail the boat, planning where we go, navigating, cooking and keeping the boat clean and tidy.
  • When you book, the deposit is non refundable. It is possible to cancel subsequently, however you may still be liable for the balance of the invoice, depending on how close you are to the start date when you cancel.
  • Please ensure you  have read and agreed to the T&Cs and read the Trip Notes before booking.

    Terms & Conditions

    • These expeditions have small numbers of people on board. When you book, you are committing to being a part of the crew.
    • It is possible to cancel subsequently, however you may still be liable for the balance of the invoice, depending on how close you are to the start date when you cancel.
    • The deposit is non refundable.
    • Please ensure you  have read and agreed to the T&Cs and read the Trip Notes before booking.
    • You must also read the Essential Information tab for this trip.

    Terms & Conditions