Mile Builder Trips

Mile Builder Trips

2019 sees Wild Spirit back in Lymington so our Mile builder trips are mainly S. coast, France, Channel Islands and one out to the Isles of Scilly

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS368 15 May
19 May
St Vaast Milebuilder £245 5 Email Wild Spirit

Probably Cherbourg then St Vaast and back with a good meal out and a visit to the Saturday morning market. But it is all weather dependent and some quite big tides.
Probably at least one overnight crossing, several night hours and 2 Qualifying Passages for YachtMaster. Max 6 on board.
Great for building RYA miles, working towards Yachtmaster and building experience.

Late addition to programme so lower price but still includes on board food, fuel and marinas.

Passport needed for this one.

WS369 31 May
2 Jun
YachtMaster Prep Weekend £295 2 Email Wild Spirit

A weekend of preparation for YM.
There is no set programme and with a maximum of 3 ‘students’ the focus will be on identifying areas for development. Don’t expect qualifying passages and more likely to include quite a bit of parking practice. We aren’t arranging an exam this time but can do so in the future.
You can also just come and build some miles plus see the process in action.

WS361 20 Jul
27 Jul
RYA Milebuilder to France and Channel Islands £595 4 Email Wild Spirit

Meet for 1330 Saturday at Lymington and catch the afternoon tide. Itinerary will depend on crew plus weather but Channel Islands and France most likely. At least 2 qualifying Pasages for Yachtmaster and a few meals out.
You can do Competent Crew on this trip and it is good for those wanting to build miles, experience and confidence (£25 extra to cover RYA fees plus Oilies).
Passport is essential.
on this trip we will have a Kitty for Food and Marinas but fuel is included in the cost.

One regular booked April 2019.

WS363 14 Aug
24 Aug
Milebuilder/ cruise to the Scillies £575 5 Email Wild Spirit

Meet Plymouth Wednesday evening ready to catch tide Thursday morning and head west.
Itinerary is weather plus team dependent but the Isles of Scilly are top of the list.
We finish Lymington and the price reflects this plus it is after the Fastnet but we have several days for any repairs. In the, most unlikely, event of this trip being cancelled we will refund cost in full, but travel is down to you. In 12 years of doing trips after the Fastnet, Round Ireland and 3 Peaks Yacht race we haven’t had to cancel a single one.

You can do Day Skipper or Competent Crew on this one and it is good for building miles plus experience add £25.
it is quite possible we will also visit Channel Islands and posibly France so a Passport is needed.

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, whilst 2018 were to Ireland, Wales and the Hebrides.

Alongside in Portmagee Ireland

Wild Spirit is a fast cruiser which has won the 3 Peaks Yacht Race, 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 9/4/19