Ocean Mile Builder 2023 BC310323

Ocean Crossings

Portimão, Portugal - Oban, Scotland

Join Tall Ship Blue Clipper for this Offshore Sailing Experience, sailing form Portugal to Oban.  A great experience for any sailor wanting to improve their offshore sailing knowledge. It is a great opportunity to build your confidence on deck and learn invaluable skills from our experienced crew. This is a hands-on voyage with full immersion into the ship’s daily routines and watch system.

ShipPer Person Twin En-Suite
Blue Clipper£2,040.00
EmbarkationDisembarkationNightsIn Port
March 31, 2023April 17, 2023173
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Ocean Mile Builder

31st March 2023 - 17th April 2023

Voyage Highlights:

  • Become fully immersed in every aspect of life on board.
  • Plenty of opportunities to learn new skills.
  • Ocean Passage.
  • Night-time sailing experience.

Life on a sailing voyage

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.

Build your miles and learn to handle a tall ship on a long passage as you sail with the crew of Blue Clipper from Portugal to Oban, Scotland . This exciting mile-building voyage is for those wanting to experience life at sea and build those miles!

If you are working your way towards the 2500 qualifying miles needed for a RYA Yacht master exam then this passage is a good way of getting to that target quickly and with considerably more comfort than a small yacht. If this is your aim, remember it will give you open ocean experience.  Or you may just be an adventurer, who wants to try something new and escape the rat race to experience life on the open waves.

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.

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • All meals on board Blue Clipper – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Accommodation in a twin en suite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance. Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)
  • VISA fees

Blue Clipper Kit List

Portimão, Portugal

Oban, Scotland

Embark Travel Information

Portimão, Portugal

Disembark Travel Information

Oban, Scotland

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