Mile Builder Trips

Mile Builder Trips

2018 will see Wild Spirit spending much of the summer in the Hebrides and Firth of Forth and includes a trip to St Kilda the west country, Wales and Ireland, Isle of Man plus Rathlin Island are also in the programme whilst for those who want a winter break we have Grenada to Antigua in February

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS311 26 Dec
20:00
28 Dec
16:30
Christmas Sail £125 5 Email Wild Spirit

For the last 7 years Paul has raced in the Sydney to Hobart starting Boxing Day.
He has skippered or helmed teams winning Class, Division and first Tasmanian boat home, but this year he is staying in the UK.

With enforced Annual Leave it is a good opportunity to do something constructive and possibly avoid certain relatives.
Several regulars are interested and this will be a fun sail with a good relaxed night out.
Not a formal RYA course but useful experience and good if you are considering a Scottish Milebuilder trip next year and want to try us out.

We have diesel and electric heating and we will be in a Marina every night so plenty of hot showers etc.

WS325 4 Feb
10:30
11 Feb
11:00
Caribbean explorer £525 6 Email Wild Spirit

Hasn’t the Caribbean been flattened by Hurricanes?
Well bits have been and we may visit a couple of islands that are in recovery phase and desperately need some tourist income.
But we start in Grenada and finish in Antigua which are largely unaffected.
Covering about 350 miles in a week and including at least one night sail,
our main island to visit will be hurricane affected Dominica and see its unusaul volcanic activity. We are likely to call in at least one other island, posibly Les Saintes where ‘Death in Paradise’ is filmed.

As long as you travel on the same airline (Virgin or BA) flights are the same as a normal return and we can direct you to a good deal.

WS312 23 Mar
19:00
28 Mar
16:30
RYA Course £425 2 Email Wild Spirit

RYA course–you can do either Comp Crew–no experience required or if you have the experience and knowledge Day Skipper, just ask if you need advice

Our standard format and popular RYA course with good food, great tuition and no hidden extras.

3 booked including one who did Comp Crew at 27/10/17

WS313 6 Apr
19:00
11 Apr
16:00
RYA Course £425 5 Email Wild Spirit

RYA course–you can do either Comp Crew–no experience required or if you have the experience and knowledge Day Skipper, just ask if you need advice

Our standard format and popular RYA course with good food, great tuition and no hidden extras.

2 bookings via recommendation at 27/10/17

WS315 15 Apr
18:00
20 Apr
14:00
Mile Builder Lymington to Falmouth £275 3 Email Wild Spirit

Lymington to Falmouth with several stops.
Good for working towards yachtmaster qualifications and obtaining Qualifying passages.

It is possible to do RYA Competent Crew on this trip but you would need to be adventurous or have done some sailing already–add £25 for Certs and Logbook.
By the time we have popped into various harbours we should log at least 180NM. It is also possible we will go via the Channel Islands if wind is favourable.

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, fees, marinas etc. No hidden extras.

Falmouth has train service to London. One way hire cars also possible.
2 confirmed at 28/10/17

WS316 22 Apr
18:00
28 Apr
11:00
Falmouth to Dublin–Milebuilder £295 3 Email Wild Spirit

Join Falmouth Sunday evening for the trip round to Dublin. We will call in to a few ports but there is one long leg with an overnight sail.
A great Milebuilder for those working towards Yachtmaster or wanting to build their experience and miles. You will be actively involved and there are Qualifying Passages for YM.
We will probably finish in Dun Laoghaire or Greystones which have easy connections with Dublin Airport.

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, fees, marinas etc. No hidden extras.

2 confirmed at 28/10/17

WS317 1 May
10:00
6 May
14:00
Dublin to Troon Milebuilder £345 2 Email Wild Spirit

Join in Dublin (Dun Laoghaire or Greystones with easy links to Airport)
Several stops as we head north towards either the Isle of Man or Rathlin Island and or Arran and then Troon with easy links to Glasgow airport.

Good Milebuilder and for those progressing towards Yachtmaster, normally fairly benign conditions though in May the normal SW prevailing wind may change to NE.

Splendid scenery and hospitality with stops at a few places.

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, fees, marinas etc. No hidden extras.

4 booked at 1/11/17

WS318 11 May
21:00
19 May
14:00
Scottish Explorer £645 5 Email Wild Spirit

Join either Friday evening or early Saturday morning for a full week of sailing out of Troon Yacht Haven (easy from Glasgow airport)

Where we go depends on the crew, experience and weather. This is a trip for keen sailors with the opportunity to build skills, develop navigation experience and see beautiful scenery.
There may be some night sailing but unlikely to be more than one overnight trip and there will be time ashore plus a few meals out (extra cost).

Wild Spirit at anchor off Taransay in Hebrides.

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, fees, marinas etc–We don’t do hidden extras.

WS319 2 Jun
20:00
8 Jun
13:30
Troon to Barmouth £395 3 Email Wild Spirit

Trip from Troon to Barmouth via Menai Straits.

Meet Saturday evening for Sunday departure. We will sail south taking in a few stops such as Portpatrick, Peel and Conway.
The 3 Peaks Yacht race sailors will be on board and practising so you may learn quite a bit about changing sails and short handed sailing.
We will be in Barmouth by Friday lunch at latest, probably thursday evening.
Depart Wild Spirit Friday afternoon and train station is close to town centre or it may be possible for you to stay on board until Saturday morning and to see the start of the 3 Peaks yacht race.

Going North during 3 Peaks 2017 on way to some silverware.

Good for sailors with some experience and those going for Yachtmaster soon. We will go through the Swellies, over Caernarvon Bar and through Bardsey Sound so not for the faint hearted.

WS329 7 Jul
18:00
14 Jul
13:00
YachtMaster Exam plus Prep £525 5 Email Wild Spirit

Af ter the Volvo Round Ireland race we can spend a few days preparing for the YM exam and then take it on 11th and 12th July out of Wicklow or Dun Laoghaire–easy for Dublin airport.

After the exam we sail on to Troon for Glasgow airport. Numbers are limited on this one and there is the RYA (or ISA) exam fee on top for those taking exam. You are welcome to come and just sail plus develop your skills and see a YM exam.

WS324 15 Jul
16:00
27 Jul
16:00
Bareboat Charter £- 5 Email Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit available for cahrter either Bareboat or skippered during this period.
Call paul to discuss options.
Wild Spirit under Spinnaker in round ireland race[/caption]

Under Spinnaker in the Irish Sea.

WS322 28 Jul
16:00
11 Aug
11:00
St Kilda and Hebrides £1250 5 Email Wild Spirit

A full fortnight of sailing and depending on weather etc we will go out to St Kilda

Will may well visit Barra and Harris plus several other Islands

Picture of us in Rodel on Harris.

Great for the adventurous and thos working towards RYA qualifications, expect to be fully committed team members helping with all aspects of the voyage.
Potential Qualifying passages for those building for Yachtmaster qualifiactions.

WS327 25 Aug
14:00
7 Sep
16:00
Irish Rover £675 5 Email Wild Spirit

A steady cruise with most overnights in port. Starts Troon (easy from Glasgow airport) and we will head down to Ireland and work down the coast, possibly including Rathlin Island plus Isle of Man. We may also take in the Isles of Scilly. Probably 2 or 3 nights of sailing and at least 500NM. Several Qualiying passages for Yachtmaster and possibly a Guinness or 2. Finishes Plymouth Yacht Haven for train to London etc.

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, marinas, fees etc but allow for a few meals ashore to be shore.

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  100,000NM 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 included France the Channel Islands.

Wild Spirit is a fast cruiser which has completed Fastnets, Volvo Round Ireland races etc 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 100,000 miles including Royal Ocean Racing Club events in severe conditions and won Class twice in the Sydney Hobart.

updated 22/10/17