Why not do something completely different for Christmas this year and go on an all inclusive skippered sailing holiday leaving all the festive planning and hard work to Lin and Richard, your hosts for the week.
Learn to sail in the sunshine on board our fabulous yacht Velvet Lady which will be berthed in Marina Rubicon, Lanzarote. Velvet Lady is a large comfortable live aboard Oyster 55 sailing yacht, and the week will be spent sailing around the island of Lanzarote. The plan is to spend Christmas Day at the peaceful island of Graciosa situated to the north of Lanzarote.
Here we will have a day off from sailing and you can spend the day swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, walking up a volcano or joining the locals for tapas in the town before returning to the boat in the late afternoon (when it cools down) for a full traditional Christmas dinner.
During the week we will sail for 4 – 6 hours per day, allowing plenty of time ashore in the morning to look around new places and in the evening to sample the Spanish Tapas in the local bars or when we are at anchor, relax at sunset with a drink on the deck of the boat.
Sailors of all level of experience are welcome on board and encouraged to take part in sailing the boat. We are happy for you to do as much or as little as you like. Beginners are very welcome as either Lin or Richard are always on hand to show you the ropes.
You may book on these holidays as an individual, a couple or a group. At the moment it is still possible to take a group booking for Christmas and if you book the whole boat you are welcome to bring the family (as long as they are over 12) with you. Usually our minimum age is 18
Christmas week will run from 1800 Thursday 20 December to 1000 Thursday 27 December. The cost is now reduced from £745 to £670 per person all inclusive on board but not including your flights and transfers.
Lanzarote is only 4 hours by plane from the UK, but a world away in terms of weather and daylight. The temperature is usually about 20 degrees, and it is daylight for 11 hours. Sunset is 1800ish a perfect time for a sundowner on deck! We do not include flights, but you can find your flights at Skyscanner
We will run the same itinerary for New Year week, including being in port in the fabulous Porto Calero on New Years eve for fireworks and festivities
New Year week will run from 1800 Saturday 29 December to 1000 Saturday 5 January. The cost is again £670
This week long sailing itinerary also runs for weeks throughout January, February and March 2013
Full details and booking can be done through our website at or contact us by telephone or text on 07801 627660