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North Atlantic - Summer 2022 - long distance sailing trips

We will sail in the North Atlantic for Mile building and Yacht Master qualifying passages, with one to two weeks training sailing trips as follows :

#1 Concarneau - Vigo : 1 week - 400 Nm (11 - 16 may)

For the first run of the season, challenge yourself in the Bay of Biscay, calling in the beautiful Ria de Vigo. We will start from the lovely city of Concarneau, in West Brittany.

#2 Vigo - Horta : 10 days - 900 Nm (20 - 29 may)

Take a leap of an Atlantic crossing with this oceanic trip, in between Galicia and the Azores. Along the coast to catch the Portuguese winds and then rounding to the West, into the magnificent swell of the high sea.

#3 Horta - Valentia (Eire) - 10 days - 1100 Nm (04-14 june)

In this mostly downwind voyage we will do our best to keep a good pace and maybe break a record.

#4 Valentia - Stornoway - 1 week - 500 Nm (16-22 june)

Along the western coast of Ireland, we will explore St Kilda islands, as well as the outer Hebrides, before reaching Stornoway, N of the isle of Lewis.

#5 Stornoway - Shetlands - Feroe - Iceland - 2 weeks - 900 Nm (25/06 - 10/07)

Explore the Viking kingdom of the Isles, and enjoy the friendly welcoming of their inhabitants, in between refreshing and short 200 Nm legs.

#6 Reykjavik - Tassilaq - Isafjordur - 2 weeks - 650 Nm (15 - 30 july)

From Iceland, we will get across the Greenland strait, and give a quick look to the icebergs and the icecap on the E coast of Greenland, before coming back in Isafjordur, Iceland.

#7 Isafjordur - Côte N Islande - Bergen - 2 weeks - 900 Nm (02-15 august)

Exploring Iceland by the sea is a wonderful experience, the crisp air, the millions of birds, humpback whales and lovely little harbours, before jumping to Bergen coast in a 600 Nm passage.

#8 Bergen - Shetlands - Orcades - Inverness - 10 days - 500 Nm (16-26 august)

Back into the Norwegian Sea, we will call into these beautiful gems of the North, ending our trip in East Scotland.

#9 Inverness - Canal calédonien - Inner Hebrides - Belfast - 1 week - Côtier (31/08 - 07/09)

Going t through the Loch Ness, these relaxed cruise will bring us into the sea of Hebrides, until Belfast.

#10 Belfast - Canal `st George - Bretagne W - 1 week - 500 Nm (11-17 september)

The last trip of the season, surrounded by Celtic lands, will end close to the mythical Broceliande forest.

Prices are per trip per crewmmeber. It includes accommodation, food, fuel, satcoms and marina fees), except alcohol. 
With professional skipper. 
For offshore legs, you ideally will have spent at least few nights at sea, and have experienced some strong or heavy weather conditions for a significant time. For coastal legs even few experienced sailors will be fine. 
Total crew will be 6-8 people for efficient and fast sailing and various training opportunities.
We will do celestial navigation training and practise. We will go into every aspect of managing a boat and a crew when offshore over a long duration. We will do several foresail changes, reefing, and flying spinnakers. 
Preferably no heavy smokers ; and of course no alcohol at sea, and no drugs at all.... we strongly encourage more female crew to join us!

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  • Crew positionMile building

  • Availability 10 May 2022 until 15 Sep 2022

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationDhoni

  • Make/modelBaltic 55

  • Length17 metres

  • Berth6

  • Sailing from General (Europe)

  • Sailing to General (Europe)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionGRYNING is a fast, comfortable and seaworthy 55 ft BALTIC YACHT, prepared for expeditions in remote areas : - 16.7 m long, 5m width, weighting 22 tons ; - Wide and cosy saloon ; - Fully equipped kitchen- - 3 cabins with en suite shower/toilets ; - Single beds, with nice bedding furnished ; - Professional quality foldable Kayaks ; - Two dinghies for safe and efficient landings ; - Full set of composite QUANTUM Sails, for ultimate sailing experience ; - Water, food and Fuel for 4 weeks in complete autonomy ; - YANMAR 125 Hp Engine Thermal insulation, well sheltered cockpit, and two separate efficient heating systems (RELEKS stove at mooring, EBERSPACHER 8kW at sea).

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Skipper

  • NationalityFrench

  • Age54

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English
    French

  • Basic knowledge of Italian
    Persian
    Portuguese
    Spanish

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    Boat Operator Licence
    Commercial Driver
    RYA Yachtmaster
    Safety at Sea/Sea Survival
    STCW 95 Fire Fighting
    GMDSS (GOC)
    Dive Master

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Excellent Captain, Incredible Company

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I stayed with Stephane for about a month in 2018. He welcomed me onto his boat and treated me like family. Working with him was a genuine pleasure, and his passion for sailing and the sea is contagious. I would highly recommend a trip with him and the Grynning to any person wishing to get out on the water.

6th Jan 2019

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