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Join TS Blue Clipper for this adventure across the Bay of Biscay. If you are looking to build offshore miles, get an ocean passage under your belt, then this is the voyage for you!
Leaving Weymouth, it won’t be long until you are out at sea, at one with the ocean.
This voyage will be challenging and involve up to 10 full days at sea and will involve getting fully involved in the watch system and daily routine of the ship.
There will be an opportunity to gain skills in celestial navigation and also escape the temptation of technology!
As this is an ocean crossing, the weather plays an important role in the passage planning and we may have to wait a couple of days in port before an appropriate weather window is available to cross the Bay of Biscay.
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If you would like to book a place on this voyage, please leave your details and someone will get back to you to provide booking information.
On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, Maybe Sailing and Maybe Sailing Youth Initiative cannot be held responsible.
During the voyage you will be spilt up into watches, the normal duty rota is four hours on duty and eight off but this may vary with circumstances and crew abilities. This is a long voyage and you will get into the rhythm of an Ocean Passage with time to unwind. If you like to keep busy then there is always ships maintenance to help with.
If you are working your way towards the 2500 qualifying miles needed for a RYA yachtmaster exam then this passage is a good way of getting to that target quickly and with considerably more comfort than a large yacht. If this is your aim, remember it will give you open ocean experience but not much coastal navigation or pilotage, but if you combine it with other shorter voyages it is a good string to your bow.
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