Mile Builder Trips

Mile Builder Trips

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  
WS296 14 Oct
20:30
19 Oct
16:00
5 Day RYA £425 0 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.

There are no hidden extras but do allow for one Dinner 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 2030 finish Thursday afternoon.

WS309 5 Nov
20:00
10 Nov
16:00
RYA Comp Crew/ Day Skipper £425 3 Email Wild Spirit

Extra RYA course with 2 bookings already.
Comp Crew and Day Skipper or just build some miles and revise your skills.
We have heating on board and will probably be in a Marina every night.

£395 for next booking and then it goes back to normal price of £425
There are no hidden extras and as well as Oilies we provide RYA Logbooks for Competent Crew.
We will probably have one or 2 meals out in a Pub but you can stay on board and eat if you wish.

Not sure if you have experience/ theory knowledge needed for Day Skipper–just ask Paul

WS311 26 Dec
20:00
31 Dec
14:30
Christmas RYA £425 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.
Before this we used to run a RYA course (or you can just sail and about half did this) starting Boxing Day evening and finishing early afternoon on New Year’s Eve.
It is Christmas and the days are short but we do a few night hours as well and still have time to pop and have a pint in a carefully selected little Pub or 2.
We have diesel and electric heating and we will be in a Marina every night so plenty of hot showers etc.

With enforced Annual Leave it is a good opportunity to do something constructive and possibly avoid certain relatives.

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