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Milebuilding , Plymouth to Oban, ideal experience for Coastal Skipper+

Milebuilding , Plymouth to Oban, ideal experience for Coastal Skipper+
Provider: Velvet Adventure Sailing Ltd
Location:, ,
Participants: 10 or less
Phone: 07801 627660
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Just finished a winter RYA theory course and wondering what to do next. This is the opportunity to put the theory into practice and see how to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. On this milebuilding trip from Plymouth to Oban you will be able to learn from us about course shaping and plotting, tides (including secondary port calculations), passage planning and passage making, how to interpret weather forecasts and collision regulations,etc

9 night trip starting in Plymouth and ending in Oban with enough time to stop in Southern Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Hebrides.

Our milebuilding trips are all about enjoying sailing and the beauty of being at sea without the pressure of being on a course. We are not working to a syllabus, but planning the tides and deciding the course based on the conditions around us. This trip is a great step us for Day Skippers and Flotilla sailors and a perfect opportunity for the more experienced sailor to develop the skills required for the yachtmaster exam.

You will gain miles for your log book and experience taking part in a watch system. There will be lots of night sailing and 2 passages of over 60 miles.

To give us plenty of time to complete the 500 miles and have a chance to explore Ireland and the Hebrides this is a 9 night holiday taking advantage of 2 weekends and a bank holiday Monday.

Join in Plymouth at 1800 on Sat 16th May and depart in Oban at 1000 on Monday 25th May giving you all day to travel home.

Sailing Holiday Highlights

Sail past Lizard Lighthouse the most southerly part of
Great Britain
Participate in a watch system on 2 passages each longer than 150 miles
Take on the challenge of the Irish Sea with its many sand banks, windfarms and fishing boats
Visit Dublin bay and stop for a pint of guinnes in Dunlaoghaire
Run with the tide around the infamous Mull of Kintyre, watch the GPS speed go to over 11 knots and then explore the narrow sounds between the Scottish Islands
You will embark in Mayflower Marina, Plymouth and disembark in Dunstaffnage Marina just north of Oban

Total distance this week 510 nm

General pricing info.

Our prices are per person in a shared cabin. (We ensure that you share a cabin with a member of the same sex) All prices are fully inclusive once on board the boat - the only extra you pay is your travel and travel insurance
So - all meals on board, wine with dinner when in harbour. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks throughout the day. All safety equipment, use of waterproofs etc. (we do not supply boots and recommend that you bring your own) Towels, bedding and pillows are also included
  • £795 for 9 nights on board

  • Prices
Accommodation is on board the Yacht. Velvet Lady is and Oyster 55 and has 4 cabins with upper and lower bunks. There are also 3 heads and 3 showers and a comfortable saloon.
How to Get Here:
The trip will start in Plymouth - the marina is 15 minutes from the train station
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