Mile Builder Trips

Mile Builder Trips

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2017 will see trips to Ireland, France and the Channel islands.2015 saw us going South to France and the Channel Islands plus West to the Scillies. 2014 big mile builders were to the Hebrides and Ireland

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS307 21 May
17:55
30 May
17:55
Bermuda to Antigua Ocean YM Passage £750/500 5 Email Wild Spirit

Dates—Join 21st May in Bermuda finish in Falmouth Harbour Antigua by 30th May.
3 Places for full Ocean YM qualifying passage supervised by Paul Jackson, RYA YM Ocean and RYA YM Instructor.
Cost is £750 each including all food, fuel etc. You will need to submit sailing CV and be accepted as the QP includes you being in charge of a watch. You will also be able to do your Astro-Nav on this 935NM passage but will need to provide your own Sextant and be familiar with using it before we start. You will also need to bring your own forms for recording sights and if you use them (recommended) Reeds Astro-Navigation Tables. This is for experienced Yachtmasters who have already studied the YM Ocean theory and who are preparing for the final oral exam.
Partial QPs – You can also just do your Astro-Nav and gain experience on this trip then do your QP on a later trip. Cost is £500 each. Join 21st or 22nd May in Bermuda finish in Falmouth Harbour Antigua by 30th May.
The Yacht
Spirit of Juno is a Farr 65 that has raced round the World, she was built to carry up to 19 crew though we will have a maximum of 10 on board. She is a tough vessel built to withstand the Southern Ocean so if we do get a gale she is the right yacht to be on. In 2016 we were the first ‘Sea School’ yacht home in the Caribbean 600 when about 30% of the others retired.

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Combine with Antigua to Bermuda race for just £1995

WS282 30 May
20:00
27 Jun
16:00
Bareboat Opportunity £- 8 Email Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit will be available for Bareboat Charter during this period (except for 8th to 11th)
Price will depend on length of charter with reduced rate for former Wild Spirits.
You will need to demonstrate suitable qualifications and/or experience and there will be a breakage deposit.

WS308 22 Jun
20:01
28 Jun
15:01
Scotland Mile builder+ RYA £295 2 Email Wild Spirit

From Fort William (Corpach) to Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) passing Rhum, Jura and Islay then down past Rathlin island and the Isle of Man.

Join evening of Thursday 22nd June for Friday morning departure, we sail south down Loch Linhe tpast Oban, Islay, Mull and Jura. Superb cruising area but with serious tides to consider. We will call into sevral ports and may include Oban, Islay, IOM and Rathlin Island as overnight stops. At least 350 NM so an overnight passage or 2. Skipper will be Paul, a Yachtmaster Instructor who has sailed this area several times.

Excellent for those working towards Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore, but you can do RYA Comp Crew if you wish–check with Paul to make sure you are suitable. We have a 37 foot Jeanneau SunFast.
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Wild Spirit in small Hebrides port.

Cheap flights and easy connections from Glasgow airport and to Dublin at the finish. The train station at Corpach is a very short walk from the boat. Mike has booked on the 1221 train from GLA to Corpach–4 hours of one of the most scenic train lines in the World. He paid £20 for his ticket.
We fly back from DUB around 1900 on 28th June.

One CC booked plus 2 milebuilders at 29/4/17

This is after the 3 Peaks yacht Race and there is a slightly increased risk element for this trip so in the event of bad weather disrupting the race we will use Oban as the alternative starting point as it still works for flights etc.

A rare opportunity to build miles in one of the most beautiful cruising areas in the World.
Cost is £295 including Food but allow for 2 meals out. Marina fees are included in cost. Loan of Oilies is extra.

WS287 11 Jul
20:00
16 Jul
16:00
RYA Course £525 5 Email Wild Spirit

5 Day RYA with Tuesday evening start so only 3 days leave needed.
Day Skipper and Competent Crew available.
Includes good on board food and no hidden extras.

if you want to just sail deduct £25

WS290 17 Aug
20:00
27 Aug
16:00
Cruise £650 4 Email Wild Spirit

Starts at Plymouth Yacht Haven and finishes in Lymington.
Where we go in betwen depends on the weather and the crew.
We might go out to the Scillies or across to Britanny or the Channel Islands.
We aim to be back into Lymington by early Sunday afternoon so you can travel home before BH rush,
meet is Thursday evening to avoid Friday rush.

You can do an RYA Competent Crew course on this trip or you can just sail and build miles and experience.

Paul will skipper and Judith, his wife, will be on board.

Different format for this one with Kitty for evening meals and drinks; all other costs included in the price.
We will probably have a few meals our as well.

WS294 10 Sep
20:00
17 Sep
15:00
RYA 7 day course with cross channel £625 5 Email Wild Spirit

The 7 day RYA format proved popular in 2016
It allows us to cross the channel but still have plenty of time for the syllabus.
The sea is at its warmest about the 21st September, the crowds have gone but everywhere is still open and pleased to see us.

A great holiday and a RYA qualifiaction as well if you want to do one.

If you just want to sail and build the miles then deduct £25 from cost.

Allow for at least 2 meals out on this trip.

WS296 7 Oct
20:00
12 Oct
16:00
5 Day RYA £425 4 Email Wild Spirit

5 day RYA course
The sea is at its warmest about 21st September and this is one of the driest periods of the year.
Everywhere is open but the crowds have gone. A great time of the year to sail.

At £425 for bookings before 1st May/or first 2 bookings, it is a great value sailing course and holiday.
There are no hidden extras but do allow for a couple of meals ashore, though you can stay on board and eat if you wish, we will provide the food.

Join Saturday evening for dinner on board at 2000

After 1st May or first 2 bookings–whichever comes first–cost is £495

One booked 8/3

We run with a maximum of 6 on board for most trips and we stop to see places and have a good meal out. I know where to go and have selflessly researched restaurants, museums, markets etc.This is different from a non-stop Delivery trip which some companies run when they need a yacht moving from A to B.
Wild Spirit is a MCA coded vessel with full safety spec and the skipper will normally be me (Yachtmaster Ocean Commercial with over  90,000NM logged+ RYA/ISAF Instructor).

In 2010 we sailed round Britain and Ireland and even went out to St Kilda. In 2011 our destinations included the Isles of Scilly and the always popular D-Day beaches trip. In 2012 we cruised round Ireland for 6 weeks.2013 saw the Scillies and Brittany whislt 2014 was Irealnd, the Hebrides and the Scillies. The cruises include Yachtmaster qualifying passages and are great for single people and couples. These cruises are an excellent opportunity for those wanting to build miles for RYA qualifications and many of our sailing courses pupils take at least one cruise with us. Weekends may see us in the Solent, going round the Island or to Weymouth or Poole. Long weekends may include a night crossing, or early morning start, for France or Alderney.  Dining at the Fuchsias Restaurant, St Vaast, Normandy.All our cruises include at least one good meal out, this and drinks ashore are not included in the cost. We also eat well on board, this plus not filling up every berth led Sailing Today to describe us as ‘Hassle free sailing at its best’. We take the opportunity to visit local points of interest, markets etc. Our cruises for 2017 include France the Channel Islands and a trip up from Plymouth to Lymington with several stops. I am also likely to have a trip from Fort William or Oban to the Solent, probably by way of Ireland.

Wild Spirit is a fast cruiser which has completed Fastnets and sailed around Britain including St Kilda. She is more comfortable than many yachts with hot water, a full heating system and plenty of room for everyone to sit down below or in the cockpit. Whilst she is coded for 10 people we normally have a maximum of 6 on board when cruising.

Her safety equipment fully meets legal requirements and includes Radar an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon AIS and ‘sea brake’ system. I am a commercial Ocean Yachtmaster and Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Instructor who has sailed over 95,000 miles including Royal Ocean Racing Club events in severe conditions

updated 12/12/16