Milebuilding passage - Kristiansund to Plymouth

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Only one space left now for either a solo male or solo female - for some ocean sailing and watchkeeping across the Norwegian sea.  We will sail along the Norwegian coastline at first before heading out into the ocean, sail past the Shetland Islands, around the infamous Cape Wrath, south through the Hebrides and on through the Irish Sea to Plymouth.  This passage is ideal for milebuilding, experiencing more challenging sailing and gaining experience towards your Yachtmaster certificate.  There are plenty of opportunities to practice navigation and work out tides.

This is not for the faint hearted!  At this time of year there is a likelihood of wind from the south west, and so we need to allow plenty of time for our passages.  If we make fast passage time with fair winds this allows us to make extra stops on the way.  Please remember all stops will fit in with our ultimate plan of getting to Plymouth on time.  In extreme circumstances, if the wind blows continuously from the south west we may not stop at all!!

We start our trip from Kristiansund on the west coast of Norway.  After an initial day sail in the sheltered waters of the surrounding Fjords and a night at anchor, we set off  for a 450 mile passage across the Norwegian sea towards Cape Wrath. Once around Cape Wrath we look at our progress and if possible make a stop in the Hebrides.

Working with the tide we continue our passage southwards towards the Mull of Kintyre and into the Irish Sea, leaving the Isle of Man to port and continuing south towards Ireland. 

Weather permitting we may have a quick stop in Dublin Bay to sample the Guinness before we continue south around Lands End and into the English Channel.  After sailing past Lizard Point, the most southerly point of England we head for our destination Plymouth.

Our Sailing Holiday highlights include 

  •         Sail along the spectacular Norwegian coastline
  •      Sail across the Norwegian Sea
  •         Sail around the infamous Cape Wrath
  •         Visit the Hebrides
  •         Practice tides and navigation
  •        Experience the beauty of sunrise and sunset at sea
  •         Participate in a watch system
  •         1200 nm of varied sailing and passage making for your log book


At a Glance

26 August to 10 September 2017

was £1525 fully inclusive on board. Now £1450

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Difficulty Level AAAAA - click for more info  
 AAAAA ocean passage of more than 96 hours at sea
Previous sailing experience of at least 20 days including at least 2 consecutive nights of night sailing and watch keeping required for this trip. Make no mistake, this is a real open ocean adventure.


15 nights

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To give you a flavour of this trip this is the itinerary from a previous year. All ocean passages are weather dependent and the actual itinerary is decided as we go

Day 1 – Arrive on board 1800.  Welcome reception, introductions and itinerary discussion. Dinner served at 2000.

Day 2 – Breakfast followed by safety briefing.  Our first days sailing we will remain amongst the islands to give us the opportunity to learn about the boat in flat water. (25nm)

Day 3 – After weaving a passage through the islands, sail offshore across the Norwegian sea towards  the Shetland Islands.   Begin a watch system for our first night at sea

Days 4,5 – continue to Participate in the watchkeeping routine whilst we are at sea sailing 320 nm

Day 6 – The Shetland Islands lie directly in our path - as we approach them we will decide whether to go north or south.

Day 7 – continue with the watch system sailing south towards Cape Wrath.  (150nm)

Day 8 – Sail past Cape Wrath, and on towards the island of Skye.  Anchor for the night in Portree.

Day 9  – Work the tides for Kyle Rhea, sail under the Skye bridge and south down the sound of sleat for a night ashore in Mallaig.

Day 10 – Work the tides and continue south, through the sound of Islay and around the Mull of Kintyre in the dark.  Start another watch system for 2 more nights at sea

Day 11 – Spend a second night at sea.

Day 12 – Make landfall on Ireland and arrive in the marina at Dunlaoghaire.  Time to drink Guinness ashore

Day 13 – Depart Ireland for our last passage of 280nm.  Sail inside the sandbanks close to the Irish coast and in flat water for our first night at sea.

Day 14 – Continue sailing and watch out for traffic as we approach the traffic lanes off Lands end. Sail around Lands End in the dark.

Day 15 – Arrive in Plymouth Sound, sail past the Hoe made famous by Sir Francis Drake playing bowls and on to Mayflower Marina

Day16 - Breakfast, depart vessel at 1000

This trip is rated as AAAAA ocean passage of more than 96 hours at sea

This is one of our most difficult trips and previous sailing experience of at least 20 days including at least 2 consecutive nights of night sailing and watch keeping required for this trip. Make no mistake, this is a real open ocean adventure

  • Date: 26th August- 10th September 2017
  • 1 Berths available

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